Safe Flight Instrument Corp. (Booth No. N5515) announced at NBAA 2013 that it has donated $50,000 to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), which arranges free flights in corporate aircraft for ambulatory cancer patients traveling for treatment.
White Plains, New York-based Safe Flight has had a long relationship with CAN, having flown the very first CAN patient, a 16-year-old, from his cancer treatment in New York City to his home in Detroit, Mich. more than 30 years ago. Since that flight CAN has arranged flights for more than 44,000 cancer patients through the help of more than 500 participating corporations and a team of six paid staff, plus a multitude of volunteers.
“We wouldn’t be able to help so many without the support of Safe Flight and other like-minded companies, along with the generosity of the business aviation community that provide empty seats on their aircraft for our patients,” said Peter Fleiss, executive director of CAN. “The patients we fly have a better prognosis as a direct result.”
Safe Flight is well known in business aviation for its sensors and controls, such as for stall warning, angle-of-attack, speed control, Scat (Speed Command of Attitude and Thrust) and AutoPower (autothrottles), and for its helicopter safety systems (for example for powerline detection).