Air Ambulance America: Wings of Medicine

When are helicopters, airplanes and ground ambulances used for medical transport?

Ground Ambulance

For transports within 200 miles, it usually makes both practical and economic sense to transport a patient via ground ambulance.

Helicopter Air Ambulance

If an emergency transport is needed, particularly from hospital to hospital and within a range of 300 miles, a helicopter is most commonly used.

Airplane Air Ambulance

Non emergency transports more than 200 miles are usually most effective in a fixed wing(airplane) air ambulance.

Emergency air transports that are more than 300 miles are usually most effective in fixed wing(airplane) air ambulance.

raft, and has no affiliation with any direct air carrier. As an IAC, AAA contracts for the provision of air transportation services in its own name and coordinates the provision of medical services for your flight.

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