Air Medical Flight Services - America's leading air medical flight transportation service. (+/-)
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Air Ambulance Services

Emergency Aircraft & Equipment

Air Medical Flight Services operates newer, safer, faster, more comfortable, more efficient aircraft. Reliability is high. Fuel burn efficiencies lower costs. Our ETA's are accurate. We'll be there in hours, not days. From a patient care perspective the time en route should be minimized.

Operating fast jet aircraft allows Air Medical Flight Services to complete the mission quickly and stand ready for the next mission. A fast aircraft reduces the patient's travel time en route. Our Learjet aircraft accomplish both objectives.

We go anywhere in the world

We go anywhere in the US and Canada. Our jet aircraft are new, fast, safe and equipped with state-of-the-art medical and support equipment. We can arrange to have a physician on the flight or even arrange to have your doctor on board.

We own and operate the jet aircraft used for your air ambulance flight. We employ the flight and medical staff that make your long-range air ambulance flight so comfortable. We take the guesswork out of your difficult decision in selecting a qualified, experienced, dedicated long-range air ambulance to transport your loved one. Our flight and medical teams and aircraft are dedicated 24/7 to emergency and non-emergent air ambulance flights. Flights originate from 6 bases strategically located across the US. Each air medical flight is staffed by a Pilot and Co-Pilot and a Flight Nurse and Flight Paramedic. The aircraft are owned by Air Medical Flight Services and operated under our FAA Part 135 Air Carrier (operating) Certificate.

State of the Art

Our Learjet aircraft are state licensed as air ambulance vehicles, are pressurized, climate controlled, and are configured with a state-of-the-art LifePort reclining medical bed with built in oxygen, suction, air compressor, and inverter. IAMS provides an ICU environment with cardiac monitoring, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, IV infusion pumps, pulse oximetry, emergency medication, defibrillation with pacing capabilities, and advanced airway management. Our medical crewmembers are able to communicate directly with emergency room physicians at any point in the flight.

Professional 'On-Call' Readiness

Our flight and medical crews are at the pinnacle of their careers. Our dispatch, maintenance staff, and flight crews are on-station at the airport, ready to go! When dispatch receives a call there is no half-day, or full-day wait for things to come together.
Air Medical Flight Services is alone in its 'on-call' readiness and short launch window.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an air ambulance service? (+/-)
    An air ambulance is a fixed-wing aircraft with built in stretcher system and fully equipped with Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical equipment and medical personnel to assist in the transport of an ill or injured person from one city to another, regardless of distance.
  • What service does Air Medical Flight Services provide? (+/-)
    At Air Medical Flight Services we provide many types of services to suit the patient's particular medical needs. In most circumstances, Air Medical Flight Services will provide complete worry-free BEDSIDE-to-BEDSIDE service, which means we will provide a ground ambulance to pick up the patient from their bedside to the nearest possible airport. We will then fly the patient on an awaiting air ambulance that is medically equipped with Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment appropriate to patient needs and staffed with a Registered Nurse and/or ALS Paramedic. Upon arrival to the destination airport, an awaiting ambulance will transfer the patient to the final destination. We also provide specialized medical staff when needed. For example, when a patient requires a respirator or ventilator, a Respiratory Therapist is required to operate such a device on board the flight. Physicians may also be available upon request, at additional fees.
  • What kind of medical personnel does Air Medical Flight Services provide? (+/-)
    Air Medical Flight Services provides, in most circumstances, a Registered Nurse and/or an ALS Paramedic to attend to patients on board. When a patient needs to be transported with a respirator or ventilator, a Respiratory Therapist is required to treat the patient along with a nurse. At Air Medical Flight Services we also provide Neonatal and Pediatric nurses to take care of infants in incubators. Specialized physicians, such as Cardiologist, Neurologist, ER Physicians and or Orthopedists, are available upon request.
  • What type of medical equipment is on board an air ambulance flight? (+/-)
    All of the aircraft are equipped with on board certified Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical equipment. The medical equipment consists of, but is not limited to, cardiac monitors, defibrillators, IV pumps, infusion pumps, IV solutions, medical oxygen, oxygen supplies with all necessary regulators and gauges to deliver oxygen, intubations equipment, respirator/ventilator, FAA approved stretcher, oropharyngeal airways, hand operated bag-valve mask resuscitators, portable suction units, pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs, etc.
  • Do you provide neonatal or pediatric team to transport infants and small children? (+/-)
    Yes. We provide a team of Neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists to take care of infants in incubators or isolate. We also provide a team of Pediatric medical staff that will attend pediatric patients. In most flights, parents will be able to accompany their loved ones.
  • Can you transfer patients awaiting an organ transplant (+/-)
    Yes. We recommend that you contact us prior to the transfer, when you are placed on the transplant list, to discuss our aircraft availability, payment arrangements, and other details. In addition, make sure to have pre-approved insurance payment guarantee and/or major credit card(s) with available balance.
  • How much liability insurance does Air Medical Flight Services carry? (+/-)
    The Learjet and Citation aircraft carry $10 million in insurance coverage. Heavy jets, like the Challenger aircraft carry $20 million.
  • When should an air ambulance flight be considered? (+/-)
    When the patient medical needs require a stretcher and medical care during transport over a long distance, an air ambulance will be needed most. Other occasions may require the patient to go to a specialized hospital for immediate treatment or specialized rehabilitation. Also patients and their family members may prefer using an air ambulance for the comfort and worry-free bedside-to-bedside service that we offer rather than using a commercial airline that do not accept patients on domestic flights.
  • Can famembers can accompany the patient? (+/-)
    Depending on the type and the coily mnfiguration of the aircraft, we may accept up to four passengers to accompany the patient. If the patient requires several medical personnel, then fewer passengers will be able to accompany the patient.
  • What type of aircraft does Air Medical Flight Services provide? (+/-)
    Air Medical Flight Services provides a fleet of aircraft. The fleet consists of Learjet series; Learjet aircraft are known to be the most comfortable and reliable corporate jets in the world. In addition we operate a Cessna Citation II twin-engine jet aircraft to provide better economy on flights of a shorter stage length. For transoceanic flights we provide the Challenger 600 series aircraft. The air ambulance aircraft are cabin pressurized to maintain a smooth and comfortable ride for all patients.
  • What type of payment does Air Medical Flight Services accepts? (+/-)
    We accept all major credit cards such as American Express, Visa, Master Card, and Discover Card. We also accept all types of checks with a credit card guarantee, bank wire transfers, and third party financial arrangement including insurance companies.
  • Do private insurance companies, Medicare or Medicaid pay for air ambulance transfers? (+/-)
    Depending on the individual's insurance coverage, many private insurance companies do cover air ambulance transfers. It is best to check with the insured policy for pre approval of the air ambulance transfer. Medicare will not pay unless it is certain that it is that the transport is a medical necessity. We are able to submit a claim on behalf of the patient once an Advance Beneficiary Notice is signed and sent to us.
  • What is the cost of an air ambulance transfer? (+/-)
    The cost of an air ambulance transfer is based on various factors, such as the type of aircraft, type of medical personnel on board, and distance of the transfer. When calling our 24-hour flight control center, our flight dispatchers will provide you with timely and accurate prices for your transport.
  • What services are included in the price quotes? (+/-)
    For your convenience, we offer worry-free Bedside-to-Bedside service, which includes our medically equipped aircraft with medical personnel along with ground ambulance transportation at each end, unless you, the customer, request special handling.
  • How far can Air Medical Flight Services transfer a patient? (+/-)
    At Air Medical Flight Services we fly anywhere in the world permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and State Department. We are able to fly over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with our long range jet aircraft.
  • Does Air Medical Flight Services transport patients internationally? (+/-)
    Yes, at Air Medical Flight Services, we can fly anywhere in the world, except for those countries in which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the State Department do not permit U.S. registered aircraft to go to.
  • Can Air Medical Flight Services transfer patients within Europe, Asia or other countries? (+/-)
    Yes, with the convenience of our strategically located bases, we can transfer patients within Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Are air ambulance companies regulated by any state or federal agencies? (+/-)
    In some states air ambulance companies are regulated. Air Medical Flight Services certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct air ambulance flights. In most cases, Air Medical Flight Services exceeds the standards required by state and federal authorities.
  • Does Air Medical Flight Services provide executive charter service? (+/-)
    No. Even though our air carrier operating certificate allows for us to provide this service, our focus is on medical air transportation.
  • How experienced are your flight crews? (+/-)
    Each Air Medical Flight Services medical flight is staffed by two qualified Captains. Our pilots, as our medical staff, are at the peak of their professional careers and are fully certificated and trained to the highest FAA standards