Our Service

The Little Wings service is provided at the behest of the Children’s Hospitals in NSW with whom we have a formal agreement. Children are referred to the Little Wings service by hospital staff with consideration to the child’s medical condition, geographical location and regularity of travel.

LEANNE

All of our service levels include

AIR TRANSPORTATION

3 Baron Fleet. Flying in and out of 55 regions across NSW, ACT and QLD. Over 581,598 KMs flown in 2021. 430 missions completed. 12 Volunteer Pilots.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

With the Support of Hyundai Help for Kids, we are on the road every single day, transporting precious cargo from hospital to hangar. Our fleet of Hyundai vehicles helping ensure the stability and quality of our service with every mission.

MEDICAL WINGS

Hospital Flights Program, flying specialist healthcare teams out across the state to deliver pop-up clinics for the most vulnerable children.

 

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OUR VOLUNTEERS

The Little Wings service is delivered by a team of volunteer pilots and drivers. Our volunteer pilots are highly experienced with a commercial pilots licence, instrument rating, and a minimum of 1,000 hours total flying time. Our volunteer drivers all hold a full drivers licence and exemplary driving record. Volunteers undergo a stringent recruitment and induction process and ongoing training. All volunteers and staff have cleared Working with Children Checks (WWC) and National Police Checks (NPC).

SAFETY STANDARDS

The Little Wings service is conducted in compliance with the Community Service Flight Standards as issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Little Wings flights are conducted utilising our own operated and maintained aircraft. Little Wings have a fleet of twin engine Beechcraft Baron B58 aircraft equipped for instrument flight conditions including GPS navigation.

SOPH SAFETY OFFICER

FLIGHT PARTNERS

There are times when our aircraft are unable to perform a mission due to weather conditions or aircraft unavailability. In these instances Little Wings will coordinate a commercial flight for the family, where possible, with accompanying ground transport. "Safety is an important aspect of our operation and key to the delivery of the Little Wings service".