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New Air Link Helicopter Lands at Regional West

New Air Link Helicopter Lands at Regional West

Regional West Health Services has a new medical helicopter and Air Link has a brand new look. Med-Trans Corporation, which oversees Air Link’s aviation operations, delivered a brand new Bell 407GX helicopter to the medical center on Sunday. The new aircraft is black, red, and gray and its tail number is N911NE. It is the… Read more »

Source: Air Link Helicopter, 02-Dec-14

Star Care introduces new helicopter

Star Care introduces new helicopter

Emergency flight crews could be arriving at their destinations even quicker. It’s all thanks to Star Care’s newest helicopter. The new helicopter exceeds all requirements by the FAA. Not to mention, it’s faster, more fuel efficient and even comes with a back up camera. See Full Story

Source: Klkn tv, 26-Nov-14

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Air ambulance service to launch at Great Plains Health

Air ambulance service to launch at Great Plains Health

Great Plains Health will launch a new medical air ambulance service in the region beginning Nov.1. The new service, owned and operated by Air Methods, is called Great Plains Health LifeNet. “Our rapidly expanding medical specialty offerings at Great Plains Health and the strategic need for predictable medical air transport long term are really what… Read more »

Source: Great Plains, 28-Oct-14

31-Jul-14 N7194H Robinson R44 Allen, US-Nebraska

Cropspraying helicopter caught powerlines. Pilot reported here as Dennis Monday, 56, of Weyers Cave, Virginia

31-Jul-14

26-Jul-14 N240SJ Bell 206B Lincoln, US-Nebraska

Emergency field landing, during which main rotors chopped tail boom – Pilot listed in press as Al Curnan

26-Jul-14

Crete Area Medical Center welcomes Air Methods

Crete Area Medical Center welcomes Air Methods

Crete Area Medical Center is pleased to partner with Air Methods, the global leader in air medical transportation. The helicopter based at Bryan Medical Center for the past 25 years will be relocated to Crete Area Medical Center on April 23. “We are proud to partner and continue our relationship with Bryan Health,” said Dan… Read more »

Source: Bryan Health, 30-Apr-14

Nebraska – Midwest Medical Transport adds EC135 at Hastings

Nebraska – Midwest Medical Transport adds EC135 at Hastings

Midwest Medair has successfully flown an EC135 from North Platte and recently added a second aircraft at Hastings  See full story

17-Mar-14

Crete Area Medical Center to host Air Methods helicopter

Crete Area Medical Center to host Air Methods helicopter

Air Methods will move the home base for the helicopter, currently based in Lincoln, to Crete Area Medical Center.  See full story

Source: Wilber Republican, 06-Feb-14

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Bryan Health transfers all aspects of StarCare BK117 to Air Methods

Bryan Health transfers all aspects of StarCare BK117 to Air Methods

Air Methods will assume total management responsibility for the StarCare program, including employing the medical personnel, as it does at its other air bases throughout Nebraska and the region See full story

24-Jan-14

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Duncan Aviation expands its helicopter avionics capabilities

Duncan Aviation expands its helicopter avionics capabilities

Duncan Aviation’s avionics & instruments department has expanded its helicopter avionics capabilities by building three new diagnostic test sets in support of products from Northern Airborne Technology LTD (NAT), dba Cobham Avionics. Dustin Johnson, avionics team leader for Duncan Aviation, has seen a steady growth of helicopter operators call and request avionics services. “Duncan Aviation… Read more »

Source: Duncan Aviation, 07-Jan-14

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Midwest MedAir purchases new EC135P2+ and creates second base

With an IFR EC135 already based at North Platte, Midwest MedAir sees scope for a second aircraft and will open a new base at Hastings.  The organisation has purchased a new EC135P2+, serial 1101 and registered N535MW, to add to its current EC135 which they bought new in 2009. See full story

Source: 10 11 HD, 06-Jan-14

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Four new EMS EC135s on the way to California, Nebraska and Florida

Four new EMS EC135s on the way to California, Nebraska and Florida

American Eurocopter’s EC135 is the market leader for light twin-engine helicopters in the air medical transport industry with more than 200 now in service and the number continues to climb. “Over the last 10 years, the EC135 has accounted for more than 80 percent of the light twin-engine helicopters delivered to the U.S. air medical… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-13

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13-May-13 North Platte, US-Nebraska

Emergency landing – North Platte Fire and Rescue responded to the airport for precautionary reasons. Fire Marshal George Lewis said there was no fire and no one was injured.

13-May-13

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03-Mar-13 N911LL Bell 407 Scottsbluff, US-Nebraska

Bird strike to side of helicopter very shortly after night take-off

03-Mar-13

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LifeTeam launch LongRanger 4 ops in Nebraska

LifeTeam launch LongRanger 4 ops in Nebraska

A local press report confirms that LifeTeam from Kansas have this week launched operations from Central Nebraska Regional Airport with a Bell LongRanger IV helicopter [editor note, N45EA, serial 51104].  The following is text of a LifeTeam press release from May 2012 when they announced their plans:- When faced with a medical emergency, Nebraska residents… Read more »

Source: LifeTeam, 04-Jan-13

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Good Samaritan Hospital ready to upgrade to Bell 429

Good Samaritan Hospital ready to upgrade to Bell 429

Good Samaritan Hospital’s AirCare medical transport service is upgrading to a Bell 429 helicopter in mid-November. Pilots from Rodgers Helicopter Services have begun training on the new aircraft at area airports. (see full story)

Source: KearneyHub, 05-Nov-12

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Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital select Becker avionics for new Bell 429

Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital select Becker avionics for new Bell 429

Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney selected the Becker Avionics Digital Audio System DVCS6100 for their new Bell 429 light-twin EMS helicopters. The completion of the new Bell 429 aircraft is currently underway at United Rotorcraft in Denver, a division of Air Methods (formerly the Products Division). The aircraft will be delivered to Rogers Helicopters/Good… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 09-Oct-12

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19-Sep-12 N37754 Hughes 269A McCool Junction, US-Nebraska

Ground impact during training flight

19-Sep-12

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Nebraska – Good Samaritan Hospital helipad replaced after 27 years

Nebraska – Good Samaritan Hospital helipad replaced after 27 years

For 27 years helicopters have been landing and taking off Good Samaritan Hospital’s helipad. Considering the helipad has survived various storms and landings the hospital decided it time for an upgrade. (see full story)

Source: Nebraska.TV, 14-Jun-12

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Nebraska Guard takes on first four UH-72A Lakotas

Nebraska Guard takes on first four UH-72A Lakotas

Four Lakotas will be officially unveiled today Grand Island. These will allow the Guard to stand up a new 50-soldier medevac company that can transport medical supplies, help with firefighting and conduct SAR missions in Nebraska. Four more Lakotas will be delivered in January 2013 (see full story)

Source: Omaha World Herald, 22-Nov-11

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23-Jun-11 N5694A Enstrom F28C DeSoto, US-Nebraska

Helicopter was surveying power lines but was forced to make an emergency landing after reporting mechanical problems.  F28 ended up on its side

23-Jun-11

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Massive storm in Nebraska gave Columbia Helicopters extensive power line restoration work

Massive storm in Nebraska gave Columbia Helicopters extensive power line restoration work

Columbia Helicopters of Portland, Oregon, has successfully completed one of Nebraska’s most complex and extensive power line reconstruction missions in recent years. This followed a massive storm which raced across Buffalo and Dawson counties, Nebraska, with winds up to 100 miles per hour. The July 17 storm, which included two reported tornados, destroyed approximately 32… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 02-Sep-10

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18-Jul-10 N410JM Schweizer 269C Kearney, US-Nebraska

18-Jul-10

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New medical helicopter lands in North Platte

New medical helicopter lands in North Platte

The new Midwest Medical Transportation Company air ambulance arrived at the North Platte Airport this week – service starts June 15.

Source: North Platte Telegraph, 08-Jun-10

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Red Willow County grapples with helicopter’s value

How much is a prototype helicopter worth? Who’s going to determine its value? And if the helicopter and its technology are sold, how much of Red Willow County’s $300,000 loan can be recouped? Should the county pay storage costs accruing on the helicopter?

Source: McCook Daily Gazette, 25-Mar-10

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Midwest Medical Transportation to add new EMS helicopter at North Platte in spring 2010

Kim and Jill Wolfe, owners of Midwest Medical Transport, flew into North Platte on Friday to update local hospital officials on their plans to add a medical transport helicopter to their fleet.

Source: North Platte Telegraph, 21-Nov-09

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04-Nov-09 N165AM Eurocopter AS350 Council Bluffs, US-Iowa

04-Nov-09

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2-Sep-09 N58163 Schweizer S300 Araphoe, US-Nebraska

2-Sep-09 N58163 Schweizer S300 Araphoe, US-Nebraska

02-Sep-09

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Omaha Police Dept helicopter unit reprieved to end of year at least

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle decided Thursday against grounding the city’s police helicopters, instead signing off on cuts elsewhere in the Police Department’s budget.

Source: Omaha World-Herald, 28-Aug-09

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Omaha Mayor Proposes Budget Cuts That Would Halt Police Helicopter Use

Source: Nebraska State Paper, 11-Aug-09

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Nebraska Guard marks opening of helicopter base

Source: Omaha.com, 28-May-09

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28-May-09 N87KH Eurocopter EC130 Omaha, US-Nebraska

28-May-09 N87KH Eurocopter EC130 Omaha, US-Nebraska

28-May-09

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Nebraska Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility scheduled to open in May

Source: KMEG, 27-Mar-09

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20-Mar-09 N91111 Bell B407 Scottsbluff, US-Nebraska

20-Mar-09 N91111 Bell B407 Scottsbluff, US-Nebraska

20-Mar-09

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Duncan Aviation Expands Helicopter Capabilities

Source: Vertical, 18-Mar-09

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Med-Trans Corps. Air Link Flight Team First in Nebraska to use Night Vision Goggles

Source: Med-Trans, 10-Mar-09

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Med-Trans Corporation and Regional West / Air Link Partnership Ready to Take Flight

Med-Trans Corporation and Regional West / Air Link Partnership Ready to Take Flight

Med-Trans Corporation was recently selected by Regional West Medical Center, based in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to assume operations of its Air Link Flight Program.  Med-Trans will assume operations for the flight program March 1, 2009, although the medical staffing, medical director and program management will not change.

Source: Med-Trans, 02-Mar-09

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