Within moments of your call, Air Ambulance Card staffers are on the phone with flight coordinators stationed at one of 15 base locations around the world. We’ll connect you with the best and closest aircraft services in our provider network, stationed within 2 hours of any location in the contiguous U.S.
With more then 50 dedicated air ambulance aircraft, including jets equipped for two, four and up to five patients we’ll quickly connect you with the medical staff and air transport services best suited to your exact needs.
The jets in our service fleet range from a five-patient Gulfstream III to a super-fast Lear 36 that can bring a single patient home from across the globe.
The medical evacuation aircraft are outfitted with the latest medical transport technology, typically including advanced cardiac and trauma life support medications, medication for patient comfort, ventilators, cardiac monitors, defibrillators, oxygen supplies, IV pumps and intubation equipment. Additional equipment such as traction splints and intra-aortic balloon pumps may also be loaded aboard to meet specialized patient needs.
Accreditations and Certifications
All of our domestic providers are accredited by the (CAMTS), the gold seal for air ambulance operators. Our international providers based in the United States are also CAMTS accredited and are Certified Air Carriers by the Department of Defense. Foreign providers must be certified by the FAA for operation in U.S. airspace. Most providers also belong to the (AAMS) and the (NATA).
Pilots within our networks meet the same standards for licensure, training and certification as airlines – typically having booked many thousands of hours flight-time each. They are proficient in IFR operations and, even though pilots may have years of experience, they maintain a strict regimen of recurrent flight training based on the type of aircraft they fly.
Your Medical Staff
Let’s hope, in your travels, you never get sick or injured. However, from the moment you call Air Ambulance Card, we immediately contact our Medical Director, who coordinates care with the medical flight teams. Transport of you as a critical patient may require a doctor to be on your flight. Because of this, the make-up of the medical team on board is dictated by your specific medical needs.
But that’s not where the team stops. Critical care transport nurses are RN´s and are fully certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) and trained in Flight Physiology. Nurses may also be accompanied by certified and experienced paramedics or critical care transport specialists.
Again, you don’t need to worry! You’ll be cared for by the best and most qualified medical team available.