EMS Helicopter Pilot

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22 September 2013
Emergency Response Pilot
When there is a car crash on the highway, everyone slows down to gape at the wreckage. However, few have ever seen a truly horrific, heavily gory accident in which a Medivac helicopter has come to rush victims off to safety. Air-medical transport saves lives every day in a plethora of situations. Being a part of the Hawaii Air Ambulance team allows one to be the best pilot they could be in a field whose purpose is saving lives. To be an Emergency Response helicopter pilot requires an extensive amount of skills, certifications and experience. One must have good concentration skills, be calm, collected and focused. One must be analytical and have a high level of mechanical aptitude. A …show more content…

The pilot of an EC135 helicopter is responsible for pre-flight planning, including the filing of flight plans, completing a load manifest to calculate weight and balance, pre-flight and post-flight inspection of aircraft, fueling the aircraft and pre- and post-flight debriefing. To fly an EC135 it is preferred that one has Emergency Medical Service flight experience, Night Vision Goggle experience, and EC135 specific experience. All Hawaii Air Ambulance pilots wear the same company issued blue jumpsuits. If one meets the specifications and qualifications, saving lives being an Emergency Response Pilot would be extremely rewarding.
Hawaii Air Ambulance has been providing the state of Hawaii with exquisite service for more than 30 years. Hawaii Air Ambulance is a branch of the larger company AMRG (Air Medical Resource Group), which has daughter companies in seven areas/states. AMRG was started due to a drastic need for quicker medical transportation in the four corner states, especially the Navajo Nation. AMRG’s mission statement reads, “AMRG’s mission is to provide safe, compassionate and efficient air medical transportation”. Hawaii Air Ambulance serves the entire state of Hawaii with seven full-time bases located in Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo, Lihue, Maui, Kamuela and Kona, to ensure the fastest response time possible. In the past five years, due to new management, Hawaii Air

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