Free air transportation to medical consultations, family gatherings, or for recreational activities.
This service is available to individuals and charities.
Please be aware that we successfully trialed the service between the 1st October and the 30th October 2018. We are resuming the service on the 4th February 2019.
WHICH FLIGHTS DO WE OFFER
We offer flights to residents in Cambridgeshire and beyond who are suffering from a serious condition and under financial pressure. We do not provide any emergency transport or air ambulance services. Here are just some examples of how we can help:
We offer free flights between Norwich Airport and Cambridge Airport. These are available to families who live in the Norwich/Norfolk region. Our 25-minute flight includes a taxi from Cambridge Airport to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
We can take you to non-emergency medical appointments at specialist hospitals or clinics that are otherwise inconvenient and expensive to reach.
We can bring family members or friends to help support your care.
We can take you to visit more remotely-located family members with whom you might otherwise not be able to spend time or bring them to you.
Always dreamed of being at Alton Towers or Disneyland Paris or exploring a new city? We can fly you there.
Or maybe your dream is simply to take flight? We can help you soar high into the sky!
We fly primarily within the UK and occasionally to France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland. We regretfully cannot accommodate longer journeys in our small aeroplane.
GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS
In order to receive our support and a free flight, the patient/family must meet and accept these terms and conditions.
You have a financial need or a compelling reason why you can't use public transportation (doesn’t apply to local flight experiences)
Alternative air transportation is not affordable or feasible (doesn’t apply to local flight experiences)
Patients must be ambulatory and able to travel in a small private aircraft, without access to lavatory facilities for the duration of the flight.
You must have a personally signed letter from a GP or consultant stating that you are fit to fly.
Qualified personnel must accompany a patient requiring attention or assistance.
Typically, patients are allowed to be accompanied by two family members or support person.
Our aircraft is not equipped for medical emergencies, and Please Take Me There's volunteers are not able to provide any medical support before, during, or after the flight.
Passengers should be aware that baggage in excess of 20 Kg total may not be accommodated.
Our offered flights may be cancelled due to weather.
REQUESTING A FLIGHT
Patients, hospital social service workers, or friends who arrange transportation for a patient should follow these steps:
Verify that the patient’s home or treatment facility is located in Cambridgeshire or surrounding counties. If you are looking for a flight outside our service region, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review the Patient Guidelines above to verify if you qualify.
Please complete the form below.
A member of our team will review your request and follow up with you to complete any additional requirements.
Our team is available to answer any questions you might have. Please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 01223 653 133 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00)