Archangel Airborne is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization of aviators, clinicians and multidisciplinary specialists whose mission is to provide medical, logistical and consultative support to areas in need of re-stabilization. This team utilizes aircraft to accomplish the transport of clinicians, advisors, supplies and equipment to these underserved areas. The philosophy of this team is to establish partnerships and foster commitment to sustainable humanitarian efforts to improve the lives of those we serve.
Archangel Airborne was founded by Stuart Douglas Hirsch in March 2010.
Stu is a consultant with LifeWINGS – a national healthcare solutions corporation that uses the best elements of military and commercial aviation to improve hospital systems through adoption of CRM (Crew Resource Management), checklist approaches, enhanced communication and hardwired safety tools.
From 1998-2005, Stu served in helicopter Medevac as a flight crewmember and medical provider with STAT Flight at Westchester Medical Center. He was on one of three teams nationally to specialize in critical care of neonates and pediatric patients; plus cases in a breadth of areas including cardiac, neuro, burn and response to roadside trauma and Mass Casualty Incidents.
Concurrently, Stu obtained his Commercial and Certified Flight Instrument Instructor ratings and worked as a flight instructor; and also as a Part 135 Navajo Chieftain single pilot captain and as a corporate pilot flying the Navajo Panther.
Following a vision he had been developing over the years of establishing a specialized team of skilled aviators, clinicians, advisors and support personnel combining the best attributes of professional aviation, military organization, dedication to mission and compassion for those served, he was moved to form Archangel Airborne.