Life Link III is pleased to announce that Marshfield Clinic Health System will be joining as a member of the Life Link III consortium and plans to establish a new base of operations in Marshfield, Wisconsin with initial coverage beginning in early 2018 with full operations ramping up in the following months. Marshfield Clinic Health… Read more »
Gundersen Health System is starting a trial on 1st June to see whether the move is feasible in the long term. No helicopter type has been mentioned. Their MedLink Air program serves La Crosse, Wisconsin and surrounding areas within a 150-mile radius, including communities through the tri-state region of western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern… Read more »
Life Link III is pleased to announce that it has been awarded re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. The CAMTS accreditation status is one of the most prestigious industry designations that may be achieved and extends across the entire Life Link… Read more »
UW Health Med Flight plans to establish a satellite medical-helicopter base in southwestern Wisconsin, a move that will improve response times for medical emergencies in the area. A second base will be set up at the Iowa County Airport near Mineral Point this spring. Med Flight’s primary base remains at University Hospital. “Response times to… Read more »
On March 15, 1985, three forward-looking hospitals joined together to create Life Link III, one of the first non-profit consortiums in the country to transport critically ill patients by helicopter. Three decades of experience has transformed the unique collaboration of a private hospital, a county hospital, and an academic hospital, into a membership of nine… Read more »
Metro Aviation is welcoming Gundersen Health System to the Metro Family this fall. MedLink AIR, the emergency medical helicopter for Gundersen Health System, will soon be operated by Metro. The program serves La Crosse, Wisconsin and surrounding areas within a 150-mile radius, including communities through the tri-state region of western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern… Read more »
Dale Elio, 54, was crop-spraying herbicide on a bean field when main blades contacted power lines. Helicopter hit ground nose-first, then fell on its starboard side. Minor injuries. Brief power outage from broken power lines.
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics’ Med Flight service has begun providing emergency medical response with two helicopters, 24/7. Med Flight will now have both helicopters in service between 9pm and 9am seven days a week in addition to regular daytime hours. Previously, only one of the two Med Flight helicopter was staffed from 9pm… Read more »
AgustaWestland announced today that it has built and delivered from the Philadelphia assembly line the sixth AW119Kx, featuring advanced life-saving equipment and a customized EMS interior, for Life Link III of Minnesota and Wisconsin. This represented the final delivery from the initial contract, with Life Link III retaining options for an additional six aircraft. Initially… Read more »
Tradewind International, LLC, a world-wide buyer and supplier of helicopter parts, has accepted two SA-365N Dauphin helicopters from Norway where they last saw service with CHC Helicopter. EI-MIP C/N 6119 built in 1984 and G-BLUM C/N 6101 built in 1985 will be parted out and will supply parts to keep others in the SA-365N fleet… Read more »
The company routinely buys excess parts from helicopter operators around the world. The parts become available because of changes in fleet type, company mergers and business slowdowns. (see full story)
American Eurocopter is proud to announce that the Flight For Life Transport System has won the 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award.Â As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented the program with a check for $10,000 to continue its efforts towards safety both within the organization and with its customers During the AMTC Community… Read more »
Leaders at Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) have announced the new helicopter pad on the medical campus in Woodruff is complete. The announcement caps months of work and is part of the ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance the care provided to area patients. The new helipad is located adjacent to the Emergency Department. The… Read more »
Precautionary stop after indication of mechanical problems, while en route from EAA AirVenture back to its base in Indiana.Â Landed at 9.45am and after being checked over and cleared to fly, departed 3.45pm
It was more than eight years ago, but Kyle Kienitz remembers Dec. 24, 2002, as if it was yesterday. At age 22, the U.S. Marine was home in Brillion on leave when the vehicle he was driving rolled over seven times, ejecting him and leaving him a paraplegic. ThedaStar responded to the scene and transported… Read more »
Ministry Health Care announced that its Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation Service (Spirit) will begin to operate a helicopter ambulance from a Ministry Saint Maryâ€™s Hospital base in Rhinelander in June, 2011. In 2010, Spirit was unable to respond to 190 requests for air transport services due to other transports being already in process or to… Read more »
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has decided to scrap a helicopter program aimed at netting deer from the air after the aircraft experienced repeated mechanical problems and only captured about half of the deer they were hoping to tag The DNR initially planned to begin using the helicopter in late January. Mechanical problems and… Read more »
Helicopter Specialties invites you to visit our new 28,250 sq. ft. facility. Our four manufacturing service centers and our Certified FAA Repair Station cover 22 makes and models of helicopters. Services include: avionics, engines, components and heavy maintenance. Our original 14,000 sq. ft. facility houses, our paint, airframe repair, and machine shops. Simply put…we know… Read more »
Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders vigorously defended his departmentâ€™s participation in a regional helicopter program Thursday, amid what he characterized as a flood of misinformation circulating about the project.
The first flight was in June of 1986 to Oconto Falls to transport a man who was having circulatory problems in his leg to Theda Clark Medical Center. The 10,000th trip was taken to assist a man who was suffering from symptoms that mimicked a heart attack.
Later this year, Helicopter Specialties, will move into a hangar under construction at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville. The 28,125-square-foot facility will more than double the companyâ€™s existing space located next door.
UW’s Med Flight Program marks its 25th anniversary this month.Â The program has come a long way … It began with one aircraft… 500 flights a year to … two of these choppers and about 15 hundred flights annually.
The company, founded in 2000 at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, customizes medical helicopters from around the U.S. and provides maintenance work on medical, government, corporate and privately owned helicopters.
Helicopter Specialties have broken ground on its new, 28,750-square-foot facility. The new hangar will feature a larger parts/logistics room, larger clean room/overhaul shop, isolated library/training room, complete kitchen/break area with patio, larger avionics shop, larger shop floor featuring in-floor heat, high efficiency lighting and a 10,000-pound adjustable hoist.
ThedaCareâ€™s Board of Trustees announced today the Appleton-based integrated health system will lease a $6 million twin-engine Eurocopter E-135 from PHI Inc., a Lafayette, La., company that supplies the pilots and mechanics who work on ThedaStar. The aircraft will replace the current ThedaStar helicopter, which was purchased nearly 10 years ago.