US-Wisconsin

Air Methods to add new Wisconsin base

Air Methods to add new Wisconsin base

12-May-2021Source: Air Methods

LifeNet Inc, a division of Air Methods, announced that LifeNet 3-2 will now be based at the Hartford Municipal Airport. The new base location will ensure residents in the Hartford region and surrounding areas will have access to air medical services–resulting in quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations. Air medical services provide essential... Read more

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

25-Mar-2021Source: Aspirus MedEvac

Aspirus MedEvac critical care transport in early April is moving the home location of its helicopter service from Wausau to Woodruff, Wisconsin. The Aspirus Bell 407 helicopter will reside in a hangar located at Howard Young Medical Center. Around 90 percent of patient volumes come from north of Aspirus Wausau Hospital (AWH),” said Jason Keffeler,... Read more

Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

22-Dec-2020Source: Life Link III

Life Link III announced that they plan to open a new air medical base in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This new base, which marks the company’s tenth air medical base throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, is scheduled to begin 24/7 operations starting in spring 2021. This base will be located at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, which allows the... Read more

19-Oct-20 N31136 Robinson R44 Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

19-Oct-20 N31136 Robinson R44 Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

18-Oct-2020

Gust of wind caught helicopter on take-off, causing it to land and tip over onto its starboard side... Read more

Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews hold training at Fort McCoy

Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews hold training at Fort McCoy

11-Sep-2020Source: US Army

Aircrews with the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment Wisconsin National Guard at Madison operated several UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters Aug. 13 at Fort McCoy, Wis., as part of annual training at the post. Members of the unit regularly complete training operations at Fort McCoy and the unit also supports numerous training events at the installation... Read more

Life Link III Opens New 24/7 Air Medical Helicopter Base in Wisconsin

Life Link III Opens New 24/7 Air Medical Helicopter Base in Wisconsin

22-May-2018Source: Life Link III

Life Link III has announced the opening of its new air medical helicopter base in Marshfield, Wisconsin. This new base is a 24-hour operation located at the Marshfield Clinic Medical Center campus, establishing Life Link III’s eighth base throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Life Link III’s medically-configured helicopters and airplanes serve as flying intensive care units... Read more

Life Link III to add Wisconsin base in 2018

Life Link III to add Wisconsin base in 2018

13-Dec-2017Source: Life Link III

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

04-Jun-17 N601HA Robinson R22HP Kenosha, US-Wisconsin

04-Jun-17 N601HA Robinson R22HP Kenosha, US-Wisconsin

4-Jun-2017

Helicopter ended on its side on the concrete apron with the sole occupant pilot seriously injured, who was then airlifted in a Flight for Life BK117... Read more

Wisconsin – MedLink Air to trial second helicopter for six months

Wisconsin – MedLink Air to trial second helicopter for six months

27-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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 awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

Life Link III awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

26-Apr-2016Source: Life Link III

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 to add second base in Southwestern Wisconsin

UW Health to add second base in Southwestern Wisconsin

22-Jan-2016Source: UW Health Med Flight

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

07-Aug-15 N20KD Robinson R44 Dover, US-Wisconsin

07-Aug-15 N20KD Robinson R44 Dover, US-Wisconsin

7-Aug-2015

Agricultural helicopter hit wire and crashed into cornfield.  Pilot injured and to hospital... Read more

12-Jul-15 Mosquito XE Town of Norway, US-Wisconsin

12-Jul-15 Mosquito XE Town of Norway, US-Wisconsin

12-Jul-2015

Eyewitnesses report helicopter fell to the ground suddenly from a 15ft hover.  Pilot to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries... Read more

Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

17-Mar-2015Source: Life Link III

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 welcomes MedLink AIR to the Metro Family

Metro Aviation welcomes MedLink AIR to the Metro Family

24-Sep-2014Source: Metro Aviation

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

13-Aug-14 N8343P Robinson R44 Lancaster, US-Wisconsin

13-Aug-14 N8343P Robinson R44 Lancaster, US-Wisconsin

13-Aug-2014

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.... Read more

07-Aug-14 N213BL Enstrom F28F Tunnel City, US-Wisconsin

07-Aug-14 N213BL Enstrom F28F Tunnel City, US-Wisconsin

7-Aug-2014

Crashed into cornfield while spraying.... Read more

UW Med Flight Expands 24/7 Service With Two Helicopters

UW Med Flight Expands 24/7 Service With Two Helicopters

17-Jul-2014Source: UW Health

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

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

27-Jun-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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 buys two CHC Dauphins for parting out

Tradewind International buys two CHC Dauphins for parting out

25-Mar-2014Source: Tradewind

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

Gundersen Health System adds helipad

Gundersen Health System adds helipad

11-Mar-2014Source: WXOW

Gundersen Health System’s Medlink helicopter has a new landing spot on the roof of the Legacy Building  See full story... Read more

02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

2-Mar-2014

Emergency landing made after crew experienced “flight control malfunctions”... Read more

Howard Young Medical Center gets helipad approval

Howard Young Medical Center gets helipad approval

15-Sep-2013Source: Lakeland Times

In a unanimous vote, the board affirmed a decision by the Oneida County Planning and Zoning Committee to issue a conditional use permit for the project.  see full story... Read more

Helipad in Woodruff to be Discussed Again

Helipad in Woodruff to be Discussed Again

17-May-2013Source: WJJQ

Members of the planning and development committee in Oneida County will once again exam a helipad in Woodruff. (See Full Story)... Read more

Oneida County Puts Off Helipad Decision

Oneida County Puts Off Helipad Decision

6-May-2013Source: WJJQ

The Oneida County Zoning Committee has decided to put off a decision on a new helicopter hanger in Woodruff. (See Full Story)... Read more

Company profile – Tradewind International

Company profile – Tradewind International

16-Jan-2013Source: GazetteXtra

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)... Read more

Flight For Life program wins AEC’s 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Flight For Life program wins AEC’s 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

19-Oct-2011Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is proud to announce that the Flight For Life Transport System has won the 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award.  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

Wisconsin hospital opens new helipad

Wisconsin hospital opens new helipad

30-Aug-2011Source: Ministry Health Care

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

31-Jul-11 162820 Bell TH-57C Bayside, US-Wisconsin

31-Jul-11 162820 Bell TH-57C Bayside, US-Wisconsin

31-Jul-2011

Precautionary stop after indication of mechanical problems, while en route from EAA AirVenture back to its base in Indiana.  Landed at 9.45am and after being checked over and cleared to fly, departed 3.45pm... Read more

ThedaStar celebrates 25 years in Wisconsin

ThedaStar celebrates 25 years in Wisconsin

7-Jun-2011Source: ThedaCare

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

Howard Young Medical Center to add helipad at Woodruff

Howard Young Medical Center to add helipad at Woodruff

30-May-2011Source: News of the North

The new helipad will be located adjacent to the Emergency Department on grounds that are currently being used for employee parking.... Read more

Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation announces Rhinelander-based AS350

Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation announces Rhinelander-based AS350

17-Mar-2011Source: Ministry Health Care

Ministry Health Care announced that its Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation Service (Spirit) will begin to operate a helicopter ambulance from a Ministry Saint Mary’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

Wisconsin DNR abandons deer capture from helicopter

Wisconsin DNR abandons deer capture from helicopter

25-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

Luther to add backup helipad

Luther to add backup helipad

6-Dec-2010Source: Leader Telegram

A backup helipad is planned for the Mayo One air ambulance at Luther Midelfort’s Eau Claire campus. The Eau Claire Plan Commission will discuss a proposal Monday... Read more

Helicopter Specialties doubles its size with new facility

Helicopter Specialties doubles its size with new facility

22-Nov-2010Source: Helicopter Specialties

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 defends involvement in LEAC consortium

Stephenson County Sheriff defends involvement in LEAC consortium

23-Sep-2010Source: Journal Standard

Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders vigorously defended his department’s participation in a regional helicopter program Thursday, amid what he characterized as a flood of misinformation circulating about the project.... Read more

Franciscan Skemp’s Sparta campus dedicates new helipad

Franciscan Skemp’s Sparta campus dedicates new helipad

10-Sep-2010Source: WXOW

The landing pad, located on the northeast side of the campus, will allow first responders quicker access to the emergency room, when minutes matter for critically injured patients.... Read more

Safety board cites pilot error in 2008 Med Flight crash

Safety board cites pilot error in 2008 Med Flight crash

4-Sep-2010Source: Wisconsin State Journal

The 2008 crash of a UW Hospital Med Flight helicopter that killed three people was due to human error and the lack of an on-flight instrument, said NTSB (see report)... Read more

ThedaStar hits 10,000 patient milestone

ThedaStar hits 10,000 patient milestone

18-Aug-2010Source: Post Crescent

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.... Read more

Helicopter Specialities prepares for move to hangar more than twice the size

Helicopter Specialities prepares for move to hangar more than twice the size

28-Apr-2010Source: Wisconsin State Journal

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 company’s existing space located next door.... Read more

Univ Wisconsin Med Flight Marks 25 Years

Univ Wisconsin Med Flight Marks 25 Years

22-Apr-2010Source: NBC 15

UW’s Med Flight Program marks its 25th anniversary this month.  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.... Read more

Ministry Health Care’s Spirit Medical Transportation adds EC145

Ministry Health Care’s Spirit Medical Transportation adds EC145

25-Mar-2010Source: News of the North

The EC145 replaces the Ministry’s venerable Bell-222 and is expected to enter into service during the second part of 2010... Read more

Profile: Helicopter Specialities, Janesville, Wisconsin

Profile: Helicopter Specialities, Janesville, Wisconsin

22-Mar-2010Source: Wisconsin State Journal

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.... Read more

New ThedaStar helicopter launched

New ThedaStar helicopter launched

27-Oct-2009Source: Theda Clark Medical Center

Theda Clark Medical Center has a new helicopter, replacing the current one and will be based at the Medical Center in Neenah.... Read more

Public meeting convened for proposed helipad in Oak Grove, Wisconsin

Public meeting convened for proposed helipad in Oak Grove, Wisconsin

23-Sep-2009Source: Pierce County Herald

Meeting regarding Conditional Use Permit for a private heliport in the General Rural Flexible 8 District for Christopher Brekken... Read more

Profile: Aspirus MedEvac in Northcentral Wisconsin

Profile: Aspirus MedEvac in Northcentral Wisconsin

14-Sep-2009Source: WSAW

The Aspirus rescue helicopter is often seen flying around Northcentral Wisconsin during emergencies, but being ready for any sort of crisis takes a lot of practice.... Read more

Helicopter Specialties Delivers Two EC145s to Milwaukee Flight For Life Program

Helicopter Specialties Delivers Two EC145s to Milwaukee Flight For Life Program

10-Sep-2009Source: Vertical

Helicopter Specialties, Inc. of Janesville, Wis. is proud to announce deliveries of two EC145s to the Milwaukee Flight For Life Program.... Read more

Helicopter Specialties Announces New Hangar

Helicopter Specialties Announces New Hangar

4-Sep-2009Source: Vertical

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.... Read more

14-Jul-09 N235UW Eurocopter EC135 Madison, US-Wisconsin

14-Jul-09 N235UW Eurocopter EC135 Madison, US-Wisconsin

14-Jul-2009

14-Jul-09 N235UW Eurocopter EC135 Madison, US-Wisconsin... Read more

ThedaStar EC135 to updated with new aircraft leased from PHi

ThedaStar EC135 to updated with new aircraft leased from PHi

23-Jun-2009Source: ThedaCare

ThedaCare’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.... Read more

Life Link III closes New Richmond base

Life Link III closes New Richmond base

22-Jun-2009Source: New Richmond News

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19-Mar-09 N135CR    Outagamie County Airport, WI, US-Wisconsin

19-Mar-09 N135CR Outagamie County Airport, WI, US-Wisconsin

19-Mar-2009

19-Mar-09 N135CR Outagamie County Airport, WI, US-Wisconsin... Read more

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