Pilot of the Year Rob Newman Gave Free Flights to Patients in Need


Pilot Rob Newman
Image via Angel Flight East Facebook page.
Pilot Rob Newman provided 47 free emergency flights to patients in need.

Rob Newman, a pilot out of Blue Bell’s Wings Field who provided 47 free emergency flights for patients in need of treatment over the past year, will be honored for his heroic efforts at an upcoming gala, writes Justin Heinze for the Patch.

Newman, a Chadds Ford resident, has been named the pilot of the year by Angel Flight East, which organizes the charity flights.

“According to Rob, there is no greater reward than being able to help a stranger during a time of need,” said Angel Flights East Director of Outreach, Jessica Ames.

When they run missions for Angel Flights, pilots cover all of the expenses.

Newman is the son of a D-Day B-26 pilot. He graduated from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado and served for years as a pilot. He later received an engineering degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an MBA from University of Baltimore.

He will be honored on April 27, at Angel Flight’s annual fundraising gala at Hangar 4 at Wings Field.

Read more about Rob Newman in the Patch.


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