North Pole Journey
North Pole Journey
  • North Pole Journey 2018

    Solo Flight Benefiting Angel Flight South Central

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    Flying To The North Pole

    A new solo journey planned for July, 2018

    Wayne Maynard has been a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight South Central for 8 years. He has planned a North Pole Journey (July 14–28, 2018) to raise awareness about AFSC and to garner $60,000 in donations to support its operations.


    Wayne will fly the same aircraft he uses for Angel Flights, his Columbia 350, from Dallas Love Field to the North Pole and back. Supporters have the opportunity to attend the launch party at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, receive a call from Wayne while flying over the North Pole, have their company’s decal affixed to his plane, follow his travels via satellite tracking and video posts online, and hear all about his adventures at the return party. Sponsor and you’ll be helping to fly people to life-saving medical treatment.

    What is Angel Flight South Central?

    Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) helps people who need free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. Angel Flight’s volunteer pilots provide transportation at no cost to passen-gers.  Since 1991, our pilots have flown over 32,000 missions and have contrib-uted over $90 million to this effort.

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    A note from Wayne

    My involvement with Angel Flight South Central began when I received a phone call from my brother-in-law, Dr. Jack Bolton informing me he had been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer at age 53. Prior to that day, Cancer was something that happened to people outside of my family, not to us. According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with Cancer during their lifetimes.  I learned quickly, it was not only the patient that had Cancer, it was the whole family.  Jack began a treatment program at MD Anderson in Houston in 2009, requiring him to make numerous trips there over the next year. I introduced him to Angel Flight South Central who connected him with their volunteer pilots, ready to transport him, for free, from his home in West Texas to MD Anderson in Houston.


    North Pole Journey is my way of spreading the word of the valuable resource Angel Flight South Central can be to Cancer patients like Jack.  I flew to the North Pole in 2010 in his honor.  I funded 100% of the mission cost then, and will do the same for North Pole Journey 2018, only suggesting make a donation to Angel Flight South Central. This year I am retracing my journey, over the Canadian Tundra and the Polar Ice Cap in honor of my “like a brother friend” Charles Richard Womack who fell to Cancer on November 11, 2017 at age 67.


    I’m asking for your support to Angel Flight South Central.  Your donation may be denominated in dollars, but it’s really denominated in Angel Flight missions.  Each $100 funds the cost of Angle Flight South Central vetting patients and finding pilots to fly the requested mission.  Angel Flight South Central pilots do the rest by donating their time, the fuel and their aircraft. 


    Please help make a difference to families and patients! 

    Wayne R. Maynard

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    VIP Sponsors / $3000-5000

    Name of sponsorship may be changed to name of company/individual and will be displayed on the plane’s vertical stabilizer during advance publicity, on the North Pole Journey, and at air shows for 12 months after the journey. Each VIP Sponsor will also receive a commemorative patch.

    Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr.

    Sir William Edward Parry

    Sir John Ross

    Decal Donors/$2500

     Each Decal Donor will  have their logo displayed on the plane during advance publicity, on the North Pole Journey, and at air shows for 12 months after the journey. Each Decal Donor will also receive a commemorative patch. 

    SAT Phone Calls / $200-500

    Wayne will place a 5-minute SAT phone call to these donors.

    General Level

    Wayne will call the Generals while circling the North Pole. 

    Colonel Level

     Wayne calls while approaching / departing the North Pole. 

    Major Level

     Wayne calls the Majors while he's over the Canadian tundra. 

    Launch Party / $100

    Join our exciting  send-off party for Wayne at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, 10  am, July 14. Spouses and children may attend launch party free. Kids may bring a letter to be delivered to Santa Claus at the North Pole.

    Return Party / $100

     Join us as we welcome Wayne home and hear exciting stories about his North Pole journey. Event takes place at 10 am on July 28 at the Ambassador Jet Center in Dallas. Spouses and children may attend return party free. 

    Website Blog Subscription / $25

     “North Pole Journey” website blog subscription, to include all details of flight and real-time tracking provided by FlightAware, through Aireon. 

    Purchase a ticket, subscription, or sponsorship

    Sponsor and you’ll be helping to fly people to life-saving medical treatment. Get involved! Specify the amount you would like to donate for your sponsorship. Payable using PayPal or Credit/Debit.  Your donation is securely processed by our nonprofit partner, Network for Good.

    Follow the 2018 flight

    Follow the flight for a $25 donation with live tracking, blog, videos and pictures! 

    Contact Me

    Thanks for your interest!

    North Pole Journey - 2018