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Air Ambulance Weekly is Now Air Medical Net

Air Ambulance Weekly is Now Air Medical Net

It’s official, Air Ambulance Weekly is now AirMedical.net. We hope we can continue to bring even greater articles and content to you from our new home. We also hope you’ll pardon our dust as we make sure the transition has gone without a hitch. If you do find any errors on our new site, please feel free to send us an e-mail and let us know!

What is Air Medical Net?

Air Medical Net (AirMedical.net) is a bi-weekly online magazine dedicated to discussing the latest news, topics, and issues facing professionals in the air medical transportation field. Readers of Air Medical Net are highly encouraged to follow us, get social, and add to the discussion with their knowledge and opinions.

Our blog provides a wide range of essential reading for pilots, air ambulance crews, as well as prospective users of air ambulance/medical charter services.

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Soldier in Critical Condition After 4,000ft Fall in Skydiving Training Exercise

Soldier in Critical Condition After 4,000ft Fall in Skydiving Training Exercise

A soldier who apparently lost control during a sky dive in Canada is in critical condition after being transported by air ambulance to Foothills Hospital. Amazingly — unbelievably– after falling from an altitude of 4,000 feet, the soldier survived.

An air ambulance service was called to the scene at Beiseker Airport, north-east of Calgary. The man had hit the ground hard after falling thousands of feet following a loss of control in the air.

Initial reports claimed that the soldier’s parachute had malfunctioned. However, the newest information says that the soldier lost control while trying to execute a 360 degree turn in the air as part of the training.

When he tried to execute the turn, the maneuver somehow turned into an out-of-control spin.

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Stroke Patient Who Received $58K Transport Last Year Gets Bill Lowered, Paid For

Stroke Patient Who Received $58K Transport Last Year Gets Bill Lowered, Paid For

This article is a follow-up on a story we blogged about on Air Ambulance Weekly back in September 2011.

That month, a stroke patient in South Carolina received a bill for $58,477 for an air ambulance transport in a widely-talked about story that made national headlines.

After arriving at the nearest medical center by ambulance, a specialist spoke to the patient over a video link explaining that he should get to a stroke specialist in Charlotte as quickly as possible – or he could potentially develop a “brain bleed” and die.

Furthermore, the hospital called upon a helicopter company from Conway – essentially on the other side of the state – to transport the man, when there were other air ambulance companies much closer.

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Green Laser Aimed at Aircraft Injures Pilot’s Eye; How Can We Stop These Kind Of Incidents?

Green Laser Aimed at Aircraft Injures Pilot’s Eye; How Can We Stop These Kind Of Incidents?

Last week, a pilot for the American airline JetBlue suffered injuries to one eye as a result of a green laser being shone into the cockpit. Authorities have yet to find the person responsible for the senseless act. The FAA and the FBI are both investigating the incident.

According to an FAA report, the incident occurred on a Sunday when Flight 657, carrying 84 people, was flying to NYC’s JFK airport from Syracuse, NY.

The green beam shot into the cockpit through the windshield of the Embraer E190 and hit the first officer in the eye. On the ground, the control tower received immediate notification of the incident.

According to a live tape of the incident, the pilot who contacted the tower told the tower, “We just got lasered up here. Two green flashes into the cockpit,” adding that the flashes “caught the first officer in his eye.”

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Iowa National Guard 211th Air Ambulance Unit Preparing to Deploy

Iowa National Guard 211th Air Ambulance Unit Preparing to Deploy

In Waterloo, a small town about 50 miles from Cedar Falls, the Iowa Army National Guard’s 211th Air Ambulance Unit is preparing to deploy. Soldiers in the unit, including some who have already been deployed overseas several times over the last decade, are being called to active duty in a currently undisclosed location in the Middle East theatre.

While the Iowa Army National Guard has yet to officially release the deployment orders, Iowa support groups are already preparing a sendoff ceremony for their soldiers.

At this time, it’s still reportedly unknown (or, more appropriately, it hasn’t yet been disclosed to the public) exactly how many Army National Guard soldiers will be deploying as part of the Iowa-based Air Ambulance Unit.

What also hasn’t been disclosed is how long their deployment will last.

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