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Guardian Flight bases new helicopter in Ketchikan


August 01, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - Guardian Flight, the largest Alaska-based critical care air medivac company, has based a new helicopter in Ketchikan that will increase its ability to provide medivac service in Southeast Alaska.

jpg Guardian Flight's new helicopter

Guardian Flight's new helicopter, AS-350 Eurocopter
Photo courtesy Ketchikan General Hospital

The Guardian Flight helicopter, an AS-350 Eurocopter, is one of the most commonly used utility platforms in Southeast Alaska. Its capability to set down in a small landing zone will enable Guardian Flight to access patients in smaller communities, lodges, and camps.

The service area for the helicopter includes Revillagigedo, Prince of Wales, Gravina and Annette Islands, Petersburg, Wrangell, Hyder, Stewart, and Prince Rupert; wherever a safe landing zone is available within that area.

jpg Chris Roussell, Rotor Wing Manager-Ketchikan

Chris Roussell, Rotor Wing Manager-Ketchikan
Photo courtesy Guardian Flight

The Guardian Flight helicopter pilot and medical staff will provide the same level of quality service and care all patients receive on Guardian Flight transports and will utilize the same Advanced Life Support equipment used on the long range fixed wing aircraft.

The Eurocopter joins the Guardian Flight Lear jet, which has been based in Ketchikan since May 2005. Guardian Flight also has aircraft based in Sitka, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Dutch Harbor.

Guardian Flight Communications Center can be reached 24 hours a day, 7days a week, 365 days a year at 1-888-997-3822 to request an air medivac.


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Guardian Flight


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