Commercial Air Medical Escort is an appropriate alternative when a patient is not in need of critical care and is capable of sitting up during take-off and landing. The patient is accompanied by at least one member of the U.S. Air Ambulance medical team. We handle all details of travel including reservations, ticketing and ground transport.
  • Patients fly in the First Class or Business Class section of a commercial aircraft
  • Accompanied by trained air medical professionals
Patient's Condition to Qualify for Commercial Air Medical Escort
To be considered for commercial air escort, a patient must:
  • Be capable of sitting up during take-off and landing
  • Be categorized as BLS
  • Be able to sit up on their own without the assistance of straps (i.e. Geri Chair) for at least four to six hours
  • Be able to pivot from the waist up
  • Not require more than 3 L/M of oxygen
  • Not require a ventilator or tracheostomy
  • Be able to walk short distances (20 feet) with a cane or walker
Ideal candidates include patients with:
  • Behavioral health disorders
  • Neurological injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Minor ambulatory issues
Types of Medical Care Transports
Patient's Condition Medical Team Assigned
BLS One or two trained Registered Nurses or Critical Care Paramedics
U.S. Air Ambulance Services
  • Arrange all flights
  • Pre-trip medical intake physical assessment of the patient
  • Arrange all ground travel to and from the airport
  • Direct assistance with airport check-in, security clearances and boarding on/off the aircraft
  • All medical care, including the administering of medications, and assistance with meals, hygiene, mobility, and other care issues
  • Conduct post-trip medical assessment and provide verbal report to receiving facility