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Footprints in the Sky...

Mission Statement:


is a Denver-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing flights to medical facilities throughout the United States, for all people in need of Medical Care, whether it be routine in nature, critical or life-saving. Our goal is to provide humanitarian assistance to patients without the financial capability and resources to facilitate this travel for themselves.

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What if there are changes in my appointment or the flight ?

- If the date or time of your trip changes, you must immediately contact the Footprints in the Sky's Pilots’ Mission Coordinator

BY PHONE (303) 799-0461. This is extremely important !!

- You are responsible for having a back-up travel plan if it is critical for you to keep your


- The Mission Coordinator will call you to confirm, time/place, of departure approximately 24 hours prior to departure.

Important Pilot, Aircraft and Airport Etiquette :

- Your Pilot will designate your flight as a “compassion flight” with air traffic control.

- No smoking is allowed in or near any aircraft.

- Do not play with or move any of the aircraft parts, or try to enter the aircraft without

specific instructions from the Pilot.

- Leave the aircraft clean and report any damage or problem to the Pilot.

General Flight Authorization, Release of Liability, and Indemnity Form :

- As with any mode of transportation, certain risks are present. You should also know that the same regulatory

standards that apply to commercial charter, or airline flights, will be followed by the flight crew conducting your flight.

Patient or Supporting Passenger Note :

- You must complete all blanks and sign this Agreement if you will be a passenger (patient or support) on a Footprints flight, or you are a parent, guardian or other legally authorized

person able to consent to a flight for a minor and/or supporting passenger (hereinafter referred to as a “Minor”) or an adult patient unable to provide his/her own consent

(hereinafter referred to as an “Other Individual.”) By signing this Agreement, you agree that in exchange for this free air transportation, you, the Minor and/or Other Individual, if

applicable, are giving up any rights to recover damages in the event of your, and/or, the Minor’s/Other Individual’s death, injury, property loss or any other loss arising from an

accident, incident, cancellation or delay in connection with any such flights.

I, on behalf of myself and the Minor(s)/Other Individual(s), if applicable, acknowledge that:

1) Footprints in the Sky and other assisting Volunteer Pilot Organizations, facilitate access to free air transportation through FAA-certified pilots who have offered their assistance to fly me, and/or, the referenced Minor/Other Individual. Footprints does not provide aircraft, nor does it control the conduct of the flight. The Flight Crew and Commercial Operators/Owners are solely responsible for the conduct of the flight and for the aircraft provided.

2) By signing this Release Agreement, I understand that the services donated on my behalf, in the form of time, services, aircraft, and flight expenses being furnished by the Flight Crew/Commercial Operators/Owners constitute a significant value and material personal benefit in exchange for this release. I regard such transportation as a significant material factor in my well-being and physical prosperity and, if applicable, that of the Minor/Other Individual that is the passenger for whom the flight is being conducted and for whom I am consenting.

3) Footprints in the Sky and the Flight Crews/Commercial Operators/Owners, relying on this general release, may provide air transportation to assist passenger(s) on one or more occasions to obtain, and/or, return from prescribed medical treatment/evaluation or other medically related purposes;

4) As a non-commercial, non-profit volunteer organization, the Flight Crews/Commercial Operators/Owners will not be financially reimbursed for their services, or the expenses of this flight by either Footprints in the Sky, nor patients/passengers served.

5) There is no guarantee by Footprints in the Sky that any, or all flights, will be provided on the dates and times requested.

6) These flights are flown by the Flight Crew alone. No passenger, cabin assistance ( flight attendant ) is provided. Passengers are personally responsible for entering and exiting the aircraft without assistance from the Pilot(s). The passengers are responsible for providing their own support or assistance. The Pilot(s) may be unable to provide assistance to passengers in exiting the aircraft in the event of an emergency. If additional assistance is needed, the passenger is responsible for providing, his/her, own personal assistant, and advance arrangements must be made with Footprints in the Sky.

7) All patients/passengers are responsible for their own ground transportation, room and board arrangements for all scheduled and unplanned expenses in the event of a flight delay or cancellation.

In consideration for receiving aircraft and Pilot services provided free of charge, I personally and on behalf of the Minor/Other Individual, if applicable, agree with respect to each such flight:

1) While in or about the aircraft, to assume all risk of damage or injury, including death, however caused, as well as the risk that the objective of a flight may not be accomplished;

2) That neither I, the Minor/Other Individual, or any of my/their heirs, representatives or assigns will make any claim or bring any cause of action against Footprints in the Sky, the Flight Crew/Commercial Operators/Owner(s) as a result of any personal injury, wrongful death, property damage or other loss or damage occurring while in or about the aircraft or in connection with the flight, irrespective of cause. I/they hereby release and hold harmless Footprints in the Sky, the Flight Crew/Commercial Operator(s)/Owners from any such claims or suits.

3) To protect and hold harmless, undertake the defense of, and fully indemnify Footprints in the Sky; their members, directors, officers, employees and volunteers; the volunteer Pilot(s); the aircraft owner(s); and their heirs, assigns, and successors in interest from all loss, liability, damages, fees, costs, and expenses of defense of any suit brought by any party relating to the intended transportation, including cancellation, or delay of a flight, or the failure to provide a return flight, irrespective of cause.

General Flight Authorization, Release of Liability, and Indemnity Form :

I, on behalf of myself and the Minors/Other Individual(s), if applicable, do hereby grant permission to Footprints in the Sky to use my/our name and visual image in any marketing publications which might appear in the various media, or in connection with public relations activities of Footprints in the Sky.

I hereby confirm that I have carefully read and understand this agreement, that it is a Release of potential claims of liability for the negligence of Footprints in the Sky, the Pilot(s), Aircraft Owner(s), or other volunteers on behalf of myself and any Minor/Other Individual unable to provide his/her own consent for whom I am responsible, and that I am signing it of my own free will.