The Flying Angels Team

Teamwork Is the Key to Our Success
Each of our Flight Coordinators and Flight Nurses are registered nurses with extensive Critical Care/Emergency experience. They are all graduates of nursing programs accredited in the United States, and are professionals fully trained in flight physiology.
We handle all the arrangements for the entire trip including ground transportation. Our Flight Coordinators plan all the logistics. Our dedicated travel agent books the flights.
Working closely with family, doctors and hospital staff, the airlines, and others, they design and execute complex medical transport plans. Plans are sometimes derailed by weather and unavoidable delays but the team is ready and agile for almost anything.
Our Flight Coordinators and Flight Nurses are experienced. It takes years of experience to be able to create and execute successful plans that provide care across international borders with patients with different needs of care. Five-star ratings don’t come easy. We earn them on each flight.

Meet the Team

The heart and soul of Flying Angels

Bob Bacheler, MSN, CCRN, CFRN

Managing Director

Bob is the founder and inspiration for Flying Angels. He has been a Critical Care RN for over 25 years and a Flight Nurse for more than 12. He is a passionate advocate for the profession of Flight Nursing, especially Commercial Medical Escort Services. He has coordinated over 600 Commercial Medical Transports and personally flown over half a million miles with patients, all over the world.

After his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987, Bob earned his RN from the Community College of Philadelphia in 1994. Bob earned a Master’s in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2000. He has taught at the University level and co-wrote the book “Standards for Critical Care and Specialty Transport” for the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA). He is also involved with developing curricula and testing for the Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) program. He brings this mastery and passion for quality, standards, and education to his management of Flying Angels. Bob also sits on the board of directors of ASTNA.

Doug Whithed, RN

Flight Coordinator

As an experienced and well-travelled Flight Nurse, Doug brings his experience to flight coordination. He has hundreds of transport missions to routine and far-flung locations. He earned his RN from the Community College of Philadelphia, with honors, in 1999.

He is a member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA). In addition to making a real difference to his patients, Doug enjoys the travel, sharing new experiences, culture, and history.

Karen Devi, RN

Flight Coordinator

Karen brings her passion for travel and her expertise as a nurse to flight coordination. She earned an Associate of Liberal Arts in 1988 and an Associate of Science in Nursing in 1993. She has a dozen years’ experience as a flight nurse, logging over a hundred missions.

The best part of nursing for Karen is the human connection to the scientific aspect—Biology, Chemistry, etc. The travel is also a draw for her, experiencing all the different cultures and beautiful diversity of humanity. She is a member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA).

Join the Team

An outstanding team is made up of outstanding people

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Are you qualified to apply?

Flying Angels is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in the medical transport industry, and we are always seeking qualified professionals who share our commitment to excellence in patient care. As our Flight Nurses are entrusted with the full medical care and safety of our clients during travel, we are particularly selective in choosing individuals for these critical roles within our organization.  If you would like to be considered for a position as a Flying Angels Flight Nurse, please review the following qualifications and apply through the link below.

Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. A minimum of five years of Critical Care and/or Emergency experience is required. Previous flight experience is preferred.

Flying Angels Flight Nurses are hired as independent contractors. They must possess a valid passport and are required to maintain their own professional liability insurance and travel insurance.

Flying Angels offer our Flight Nurses the ability to manage their own schedules and availability using an online system.  Competitive compensation is based on the number of days traveling. Flight Nurses are reimbursed for travel related expenses, such as hotels and taxis. In addition, they receive a daily per diem to cover meals, tips, and other incidental expenses.

Our Flight Nurses are truly our “Flying Angels.” They represent our organization to our clients and to the world. We hold our Flight Nurses to the highest standards of nursing practice, and we are committed to providing a rewarding work environment that offers our team members opportunities to use and develop their professional skills.

I have always been devoted to providing the best possible care for any person in need of medical care and I am proud to be working as a Flight Nurse for Flying Angels who also share my devotion for exceptional patient care.

Current Employee

Staff Registered Nurse, Hospital Based in Boston

Flying Angels is a great place to work. The culture is collaborative and supportive for all employees. Feedback from employees and and contractors is appreciated and acted upon.

Current Contractor

Business Development Representative in Philadelphia, PA

Best job ever.

Current Employee

Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA

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