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LeeFlight lifts off, replaces Medstar in Tampa

LeeFlight lifts off, replaces Medstar in Tampa

LeeFlight is the result of a public-private partnership between Lee County and the leading air medical transport company, Air Methods Corp.   The old service operated by MEDSTAR was shutdown in August of last year after concerns with safety standards and overall costs.  see full story

Source: Fox4, 02-Aug-13

Lee County MedStar maintenance director put on administrative leave

Lee County MedStar maintenance director put on administrative leave

A Lee County MedStar director was put on administrative leave while the Lee County Sheriff’s office investigates claims he stole hundreds of dollars worth of helicopter fuel (see full story)

Source: Naples News, 14-Sep-12

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Florida’s Lee County suspends EMS operations for 6-9 months

Florida’s Lee County suspends EMS operations for 6-9 months

Aeromed has relocated its emergency medical helicopter from LaBelle to Fort Myers as of 10 a.m. today to provide coverage in Lee County while MEDSTAR is out of service. Lee County Emergency Medical Services temporarily suspended its MEDSTAR flight operations on Tuesday, August 21 to begin reconfiguration toward national accreditation standards. MEDSTAR is expected to… Read more »

Source: Lee County, 29-Aug-12

Lee County EMS MedStar implements 40 day “Safety Stand Down”

Lee County EMS MedStar implements 40 day “Safety Stand Down”

Lee County, FL (June 22, 2011) – Lee County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS) implemented a “stand down” of its MEDSTAR flight operations for a safety review at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. MEDSTAR will resume operations at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 with its recently acquired Bell 430 helicopter. Bayflite has agreed to relocate one… Read more »

Source: Lee County MedStar, 23-Jun-11

Lee County MedStar chooses Donaldson B430 inlet barrier filter

Lee County MedStar chooses Donaldson B430 inlet barrier filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is helping to ensure optimal service to Florida residents and visitors who need emergency aero-medical transport. The company recently provided a new inlet barrier filter (IBF) system for a Bell 430 twin-engine helicopter in service with Lee County, Fla., MEDSTAR. MEDSTAR provides air… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-May-11

Lee County Medstar selects Becker Avionics for Bell 430

Lee County Medstar selects Becker Avionics for Bell 430

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System has been selected by Lee County MEDSTAR for integration into their recently acquired Bell 430 twin-engine helicopter. The aircraft is currently undergoing completion at Sarasota Avionics and will be specifically tailored to their needs. The DVCS6100 was chosen due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control all… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 06-Jan-11

Lee County to replace crashed EC145 with pre-owned helicopter

Lee County to replace crashed EC145 with pre-owned helicopter

Lee County will pay $3 million to purchase and upgrade a used emergency services helicopter to replace the one that crashed a year ago. The county commission this morning approved the purchase.

Source: News-Press, 26-Oct-10

Eight months after accident, Lee County ponders replacing lost EC145

Eight months after accident, Lee County ponders replacing lost EC145

Administrators are slated to meet Friday to discuss whether to replace the older chopper with a newer model, in addition to replacing the totaled aircraft, which is covered by a $5.4 million insurance policy, after a $25,000 deductible.

Source: News Press, 20-Apr-10

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16-Aug-09 N911LZ Eurocopter EC145 Upper Captiva Island, US-Florida

16-Aug-09 N911LZ Eurocopter EC145 Upper Captiva Island, US-Florida

16-Aug-09

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