HELPING WOOD BUFFALO AREA RESIDENTS ACCESS NON-EMERGENCY HEALTHCARE SERVICES THAT ARE UNAVAILABLE IN OUR REGION
FORT MCMURRAY (YMM)
The YMM Angel Flight Club is based out of the Fort McMurray International Airport, which is the primary airport we fly missions from, and allows us to easily serve Fort McMurray, Fort McKay, and Anzac residents as part of Phase 1.
Flight time to YEG = 1.5 hours
Direct flights in Phase 2!
FORT CHIPEWYAN (YPY)
Fort Chipewyan is the most northern community that we serve in the Wood Buffalo region, and for roughly 8 months of the year its residents rely almost entirely on aviation for transportation to be able to travel outside their community.
Flight time to YEG = 2.5 hours
Direct flights in Phase 2*!
Janvier is the most southern community in the Wood Buffalo region that we have the potential to serve directly. *Flights from Janvier are possible only during the snow-free months of the year when the airstrip is accessible and safe.
Flight time to YEG = 1.5 hours
We will go the distance!
The YMM Angel Flight Club was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Alberta in 2020, and was established to help address the local need for residents of the Wood Buffalo region to access vital healthcare services not available in our communities. This means that our volunteer pilots fly patients predominantly to and from the Edmonton area to access non-emergency healthcare services that are simply not an option in Fort McMurray. The reality for Wood Buffalo area residents is that accessing medical services outside the region is often vital, but for many it is extremely challenging to reach due to geographic, financial, or medical barriers. We are an organization of dedicated volunteers simply trying to help ensure those in need can access world leading medical care that is available to Albertans by providing no cost, timely, and safe air transportation, in order to help lift the burden and bring essential medical services within reach of all residents living in our northern communities. We also work hand-in-hand with Angel Flight Alberta to make transportation in the Edmonton area a breeze!
Ryan Abel - President
Vignesh Rajasekar - Vice President
Sanjay Prasad - Treasurer
Martyna Stanislawczyk - Secretary
Alvaro Pinto, Ph.D. - Director
Wayne Beatty - Director
Shaun Arcand - Director
Dr. John O'Connor - Director
Currently the best way to help us is through a monetary donation. Your donation will go directly to supporting our angel flight missions. All donations made make a significant difference to the individuals and families that need assistance accessing vital non-emergency healthcare services only available outside our region. An easy way to make a donation is via our PayPal "Donate" button below. We thank everyone for supporting us in our mission!
Photos and videos of some recent flights we have been involved with:
February 8, 2021 Angel Flight
March 7, 2021 Angel Flight
February 15, 2021 local flight
The YMM Angel Flight Club thanks all its supporters and donors, and wishes to take this opportunity to recognize the organizations that support us in making a difference in our community!
If you are a small or large organization and are looking for a great nonprofit program to support that is 100% volunteer, and where all funds raised go directly to funding our angel flight operations, you have come to the right place! Please checkout our Donor Information Package below!
YMM Angel Flight Club Donor Information Package