During the months leading up to Richard Norris' surgery and in the months that followed he traveled extensively between Hillsville and Baltimore. Norris had help from the Angel Flight team.
It was Angel Flights that took Richard from Twin County Airport in Hillsville to Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport for his countless appointments at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Those flights took off in all types of weather conditions, during the day and at night and many times on very short notice.
Many of the Angel Flight pilots are local folks. All of the flights including aircraft, and fuel were provided by Angel Flight.
Angel Flight was created by a group of pilots who believe in the benefit of volunteering, according to the Angel Flight web site.
Angel Flight is financially supported primarily by its pilots who fly the missions (by donating the use of their airplanes and operating expenses) and by contributions from individuals, service clubs, social and religious groups and corporations, according to the Angel Flight web site.
Watch WDBJ7 at Six Monday night for Part 5 of my series of reports on Richard Norris. Tonight: the personal and funny side of Richard Norris.