There is support for patients on air ambulance flights from commercial, military, and volunteer organizations. Flight medics are trained in the specialized field of taking care of patients who are transported in helicopters, aircrafts, and jets.
These personnel are available to the public for both commercial airline escort and private medical flights. On air ambulance flights chartered by Air Ambulance, either a flight medic or a flight nurse is provided to take care of the patients onboard. The chief medical director decides the equipment and type of personnel that are necessary for each flight.
There are a large number of paramedics trained in flight medicine who came from a variety of backgrounds. Some of these include fire fighters, nurses, military personnel, and emergency medical techinicians.
For information about a course by the military for aviation medicine visit this website:
U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine – Info about an army program for flight medicine
Air Ambulance Information -Our extensive information resource guide
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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!!!
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.