The flight is staffed with two highly experienced pilots: a captain and a first officer, just like on a commercial airline flight. They each have an airline transport pilot (ATP) rating, which is the highest FAA pilot certification and receive annual recurrent simulator training. Our pilots have minimum of 3000 hours-which is above industry standards. We never use one pilot, as is used on some air ambulance flights.

At least two medical crew members consisting of an experienced critical care nurse with a background in either ICU, CCU, ER, and a nationally registered critical care paramedic or registered respiratory therapist. They also receive intensive training in flight physiology.

Other medical specialists will be on the flight as necessary for the particular medical needs of the patient.

Why is it important? At AirCARE1, we believe having staffing levels and experience less than these could compromise patient care in an emergency.