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Apr
27
2010

Chasing the Golden Hour: Air Evac Lifeteam Makes Big Strides in Weather Safety

Posted by jhadmin

By Jenna Shepard - There are two main threats to EMS helicopter pilots – weather and darkness, but this really shouldn’t come as a surprise. In 1988, the National Transportation Safety Board investigated 59 helicopter emergency medical services accidents and concluded that low visibility, often caused by poor weather conditions accounted for 61% of all crashes. Since then, little has changed.Although the commercial aviation industry requires that an aircraft be outfitted with everything from weather tracking technologies like onboard radar and GPS to collision avoidance tools, these same requirements are not made of the medical helicopter industry. Furthermore, at a time when air medical companies are being scrutinized due to the sheer number of EMS helicopter crashes and a lack of critical onboard technologies not yet mandated by the FAA, one company is making big strides in the right direction by focusing on weather safety. [Read More...]

Tags: AEL Air Evac Lifeteam Satellite Weather XM
Categories: categoryCompany Profiles categorySafety categoryHelicopter Sectors



Apr
20
2010

Getting the Maximum from VFR Minimums

Posted by jhadmin

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Tags: ems minimums Weather
Categories: categoryCareer Development categorySafety categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryOpinion-Editorial


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