We Offer Domestic and International Air Ambulance Service
For patients requiring urgent care, the appropriate choice is transport by air ambulance flight. With doctors, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pediatric specialists and critical care paramedics on staff, U.S. Air Ambulance offers bedside to bedside service to critically ill patients in need of medical air transport.
State of the Art Medical Aircraft
We offer multiple aircraft options to meet individual needs and budget considerations. All planes are equipped with state-of-the-art life support equipment to meet the critical care needs of the patient. We utilize air ambulance jets, including Learjet and Gulfstream, as well as King Air and Cessna aircraft. Each plane is outfitted with the latest medical equipment and is strategically positioned to respond quickly to our patients' needs. Each aircraft is inspected regularly and uses state-of-the-art air ambulance medical equipment to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient.
When Air Ambulance is the Appropriate ChoiceAir ambulance transport is the fastest method of transporting critically ill patients from one facility to another, or to bring them closer to loved ones. This is particularly important for international air ambulance transports, when it is necessary to fly a patient long distances with the assistance of qualified medical staff.
Our aero-medically trained team, combined with the most sophisticated air ambulance equipment, ensures competent care for the most critically ill patients. There are only a few conditions that prohibit air ambulance transport:
- Patients in labor
- Patients who have had heart surgery within 24 hours of the flight
- Patients with unstable vital signs
Based on the patient's condition - whether on Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, or with Acute Respiratory or Specialty Trauma issues - we assign the appropriate medical team.
Each member of our air medical crew has a minimum of five years experience in critical care. They participate in rigorous annual training programs that ensure that their skills are at the highest level and they have leading edge information regarding aero-medical protocol and procedures. This includes courses in flight safety and patient management in the airborne environment.
Medical Aircraft Options
In many instances, patients can be transported from one facility to another by ground ambulance, or on commercial airlines or Amtrak trains with a medical escort. But many times circumstances require the use of a fully-equipped air ambulance. When that's the case, the Patient Transport Specialists at U.S. Air Ambulance will work with you to determine the most appropriate aircraft for the transport, at the most reasonable cost.
- One popular air ambulance flight option is a Gulfstream jet. With a flight range of between 3,600 and 4,100 miles at a maximum cruise speed of 560 miles per hour. Gulfstreams are large aircraft that can accommodate up to 15 passengers.
- Most of our medical transport customers choose a Learjet that has a range of 1,500 to 3,000 miles at speeds of 533 miles per hour. They can accommodate one or two passengers.
- Turboprop planes such as King Air have a range of 1,250 miles at 270 miles per hour. They can accommodate up to two air ambulance passengers.
- Cessnas are twin-engine planes that are used for shorter-distance medical air trips. They can fly up to 850 miles at 240 miles per hour, and can accommodate one or two passengers.
When your best - or only - option for moving a patient is in a fully medically-equipped and staffed aircraft, look to U.S. Air Ambulance for exemplary quality, safety, service and value.
If you have any questions about the types of medical transport aircraft available, the credentials of our pilots, departure and arrival destinations or any aspect of transporting your loved one by air, please call 800-633-5384. Our Patient Transport Specialists are available to help you 24 hours a day, 52 weeks a year. Contact us today for more information.
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