Collier County

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

13-Oct-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 T3H to Collier County’s Emergency Medical Services program. “The arrival of the new aircraft will allow Collier County EMS to continue their mission of transporting critically injured trauma patients to a trauma center within the golden hour,” said Tabatha Butcher, chief of Collier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  “Collier... Read more

Collier County FL to buy new helicopter

Collier County FL to buy new helicopter

24-May-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Collier County has had gained approval for the purchase of a new Airbus helicopter. The request for a new helicopter was sent after their only EMS helicopter had to make an emergency landing at Naples airport, as there is an issue with the engine. The new helicopter will cost around $10 million but will be... Read more

Collier County Florida buys firefighter UH-1

Collier County Florida buys firefighter UH-1

22-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has just bought a firefighting UH-1. The purchase came to a cost of $750,000, reports NBC. The new helicopter will help East Naples residents faster than the Miami based helicopter they were using.... Read more

20-Sep-12 N911CK Eurocopter EC135T1 Naples, US-Florida

20-Sep-12 N911CK Eurocopter EC135T1 Naples, US-Florida

20-Sep-2012

Bird strike to upper cowling and rotor system, during night flight. Maintenance cleaned and inspected finding no damage... Read more

EMS pilot wins appeal on suspension

EMS pilot wins appeal on suspension

24-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

A Collier County EMS pilot suspended in July for leaving his running helicopter has won his appeal.  Mark Holmes was suspended without pay July 28 and ordered to complete a safety course and pass a test before returning to work, which he immediately passed. The suspension involved an incident on July 14, when Holmes was... Read more

Whistleblower Collier County MedFlight pilot placed on leave

Whistleblower Collier County MedFlight pilot placed on leave

28-Jul-2011Source: Naples News

A Collier County Medflight pilot accused of standing outside his running helicopter last week was placed on administrative leave Friday, a month after he won $70,000 in a whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit against the county.  (Full story)... Read more

Life-saving tech coming to Collier MedFlight

Life-saving tech coming to Collier MedFlight

5-Mar-2011Source: ABC-7

This small piece of equipment called “Heli-TAWS” – or Terrain Avoidance and Warning system.  “It’s extremely important. This is a probably the best piece of technology we could put in the aircraft, besides the night-vision goggles we have,” Collier County Flight Operations Director Steve Adams  explained.... Read more

Sheriff pilots needed hospital care after laser blinding

Sheriff pilots needed hospital care after laser blinding

4-Jan-2011Source: Naples News

Cpl. Joseph Andreasen and flight officer Cpl. Shawn Bogart were on patrol in North Naples at about 1 a.m. Saturday when a green laser light entered the left side of the helicopter, injuring both of their left eyes... Read more

Collier Medflight cleared after FAA investigation into overuse

Collier Medflight cleared after FAA investigation into overuse

22-Jul-2009Source: Naples News

Collier County’s Medflight program has been cleared of an allegation that it violated inspection requirements for its medical transport helicopter that could have led to overuse and safety concerns.... Read more

Collier County MedFlight helicopter out of service for 1 month

Collier County MedFlight helicopter out of service for 1 month

10-Jul-2009Source: Naples News

“The helicopter has to go out of town, it has some corrosion issues going on,” said Cherie Wilson-Watson, EMS spokeswoman. “It needs integrity checks to make sure it is safe.”... Read more

MedFlight pilot files harassment suit against Collier County

MedFlight pilot files harassment suit against Collier County

20-May-2009Source: NBC2

A MedFlight pilot has filed a lawsuit against Collier County, saying the county demoted and harassed him for speaking his mind.... Read more

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