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.
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,
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.
Chris Roussell, Rotor
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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