Are there alternatives to air ambulance transport?

Yes. There are some alternatives to an air ambulance flight. Some patients who can sit up and are not in critical care may be able to take a commercial flight with a medical flight escort.

The medical director will get a briefing from the attending hospital or doctor and decide if the patient is fit to fly on a scheduled commercial airliner.

Medical flight escorts are nurses and paramedics that are trained, experienced, and certified in flight physiology. This simply means that they have some training to understand how the human body changes at high altitudes.

Also, if a patient is in good condition but can not sit up, it is possible to hire a stretcher van or an ambulance to take the patient by ground. For distances of more than 300 miles, however, it usually is not any more expensive to take an air ambulance. In that case, an air ambulance would be quicker and overall a more comfortable ride for the patient.

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What Our Happy Clients Speak

I would like to thank everyone involved from turning a potentially difficult experience into an enjoyable one. My mother,Mary, and I enjoyed the flight, and the flight nurse, was terrific. He really allayed all our fears, and we felt perfect confidence in him.

The pilot and first officer were also wonderful and instilled great confidence in us. All in all, it was a marvelous trip and we can’t thank you enough!!!

Martha Cooperman

This letter commends the efficiency and professionalism of your organization during the recent transport of our aunt, Lisa Cordero, from New York City to Cleveland. The flight crew was courteous and helpful. Your flight coordinators were exceptionally competent in arranging a quite difficult transfer.

Where we have had frustrations with lawyers, bankers, and doctors, we had only the most ‘can do’ attitude from all of your staff. We have recommended your service to a colleague and will continue to do so without hesitation.

John L. Youel & Barbara K Youel
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