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Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 20 years at Paragould

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 20 years at Paragould

Air Evac Lifeteam proudly celebrated their 20th anniversary at Paragould this past week. The company, started in 1985, has grown so much that they now cover 15 states, with 142 bases. Their Paragould facility has four pilots, four paramedics, four flight nurses, as well as a maintenance technician to crew their Bell 206 L4, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Sep-18

Air Evac EMS sues insurance company for $10 million

Air Evac EMS sues insurance company for $10 million

Air ambulance operator Air Evac EMS Inc. has reportedly said it is owed $10 million by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (ABCBS), for medical flights provided to policyholders.  The company has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Little Rock last month to collect the money. The issue surrounds a payment cap of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

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North Arkansas Regional Medical Center helipad dedicated

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center helipad dedicated

Even though AirEvac has been using its helicopter base adjacent to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center on Main Street for about three months, it’s officially open now.  See full story

Source: Harrison Daily, 18-Apr-16

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

Little Rock police Thursday unveiled an observation helicopter that the department acquired earlier this year through a federal military surplus program. See Full Story  

Source: Northwest Arkansas, 14-Dec-15

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today it has delivered two S-76D™ helicopters for air medical transportation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new aircraft join two S-76C+™ helicopters already flying the Angel One® team as it performs life-saving missions every day throughout the greater Arkansas region. These Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-15

21-Jun-15 N305CG Robinson R44 Danville, US-Arkansas

Force landing in field, aircraft destroyed

21-Jun-15

20-Mar-15 N701CT Robinson R44 Hot Springs, US-Arkansas

While landing at his own helipad, the pilot said the ground gave way beneath the pad causing the tail rotor to strike the dirt. This caused the helicopter to spin uncontrollably, and it ended up in nearby trees

20-Mar-15

29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47 White Rock, US-Arkansas

Impacted terrain during autorotation demonstration

29-Jan-15

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29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47G North Little Rock, US-Arkansas

Substantially damaged after main blades hit tail boom during landing

29-Jan-15

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04-Oct-14 N4426M Bell 206B Atlanta, US-Arkansas

Attempting to take off from a helicopter transport trailer in a cleared section of pine forest . For some reason the helicopter never made it fully airborne, and tipped over on its starboard side beside the trailer.  Robert Dale Garzolini, pilot and owner of Terre Haute Helicopters, West Terre Haute, IN, was injured

04-Oct-14

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New program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Boone County

New program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Boone County

New program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Boone County See full story

Source: Harrison Daily, 23-May-14

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Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

Students in Upper Limit Aviation’s (ULA) helicopter flight school will have two more helicopters to fly, thanks to a new lease agreement with Meridian Helicopters LLC. Meridian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Winnipeg-based Cadorath Group, has signed a two-year agreement with the school for the lease of two Bell 206L-3s. One helicopter will be based in… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

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19-Jun-13 N467AE Bell 206L4 Jonesboro, US-Arkansas

The Jonesboro, Ark., crew was on final to their base when they experienced a mechanical issue. The pilot initiated a precautionary landing, landing the aircraft at the base with no injuries to crew members. The aircraft sustained damage.

19-Jun-13

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“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

While winding roads and steep inclines provide much of Northwest Arkansas’ (NWA) beauty and allure, the landscape makes medical transport difficult. Thanks to Mercy and Air Methods Corporation’s partnership, area residents have a new emergency medical helicopter featuring the latest technology and safety advancements. Whether it’s a heart attack, stroke or serious automobile injury, the… Read more »

Source: Mercy Northwest Arkansas, 21-Mar-13

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Vertical Aviation orders two turbine-powered 47GT-6 helicopters

Vertical Aviation orders two turbine-powered 47GT-6 helicopters

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today that Vertical Aviation LLC of Scottsdale, AR, has agreed to purchase 2 47GT-6 helicopters and also signed up to become their dealer and customer service facility for the United States Southwest Region. The 47GT-6 helicopter was announced by SB47 at the start of the Heli Expo 2013… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 07-Mar-13

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has signed a contract to purchase two S-76D™ helicopters for its Angel One® intensive care medical transport unit, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today from the Heli-Expo Industry Show. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The new aircraft will replace the two S-76® helicopters already flying the Angel One team as… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-13

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Little Rock Police re-introduce helicopters after 9 years

Little Rock Police re-introduce helicopters after 9 years

The City of Little Rock is bolstering it’s police force with yet another crime-fighting tool. The department is re-introducing it’s helicopters to deter crime from above. (see full story).  Although the report does not mention the helicopter type, HeliHub.com research notes that the city Police Department has had two Bell OH-58s – registered N900PD and… Read more »

Source: Arkansas Matters, 15-Aug-12

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09-Aug-12 N89LA Robinson R44 Lake City, US-Arkansas

Struck guide wire to a tower

09-Aug-12

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Baxter County Sheriff acquires two OH-58s

Baxter County Sheriff acquires two OH-58s

Baxter County Sheriff has acquired two ex-military surplus OH-58s from Arkansas State Police, where they had become surplus to requirements after acquisition of a Bell 407.  The two aircraft are N528SP and N529SP.  The photo shows Baxter County have tried to disguise their registrations for the road trip!  Baxter will merge the two into one usable… Read more »

12-Apr-12

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Air Evac relocating base from Marianna to Forrest City Medical Center

Air Evac relocating base from Marianna to Forrest City Medical Center

According to a press release from Air Evac, the decision to move the office was made to better align the company with its service area.

Source: Times-Herlad, 15-Apr-11

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Hollis Volunteer Fire Department to dedicate new helipad

Hollis Volunteer Fire Department to dedicate new helipad

The Hollis Volunteer Fire Department will dedicate its new helicopter pad on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m

Source: Hot Springs Village Voice, 07-Oct-10

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31-Aug-10 N62AE Bell 206L Clinton, US-Arkansas (3F)

31-Aug-10

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Mississippi County Aviation Unit has 50 hours left to fly

Mississippi County Aviation Unit has 50 hours left to fly

The unit’s JetRanger comes close to needing its engine overhauled, with no budget in place to action that necessary move.

Source: KAIT, 05-Aug-10

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FAA Approves Arkansas Children’s Hospital HFDM Program

FAA Approves Arkansas Children’s Hospital HFDM Program

In a first for a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service provider (HEMS), Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) received FAA approval for their HFDM/FOQA program

Source: AMT, 04-Nov-09

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Arkansas allocates $3.5M for a new State Police helicopter

The state has announced $9.6 million in federal stimulus money will go to state and local law enforcement needs, including $3.5 million for a new State Police helicopter with a hoist to use in rescue efforts in remote areas.

Source: Arkansas Times, 09-Oct-09

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21-Aug-09 N166EH Eurocopter AS350 Perryville, US-Arkansas

21-Aug-09 N166EH Eurocopter AS350 Perryville, US-Arkansas

21-Aug-09

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Arkansas National Guard Rolls Out New Helicopter

Source: KATV, 16-Jul-09

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Arkansas National Guard Rolls Out New Helicopter

15-Jul-09

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Prescription Arkansas: 25 Years Of Baptist MedFlight

Source: THV, 07-May-09

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North Little Rock Police Dept gets OK to test fly helicopter UAV

Source: Free Republic, 14-Apr-09

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4-Apr-09 N760AF SIkorsky S76 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

4-Apr-09 N760AF SIkorsky S76 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

04-Apr-09

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EagleMed closes base at Bentonville Municipal Airport

Source: Daily Record, 13-Mar-09

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19-Jan-09 N350BH Eurocopter AS350 nr Forest City, US-Arkansas

19-Jan-09 N350BH Eurocopter AS350 nr Forest City, US-Arkansas

19-Jan-09

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