Air Medical Teams Put Safety First on Every Run

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 6/20/2013 12:07 pm
       They travel more than 15-hundred feet while traveling at 150 miles per hour, and are often the difference between life and death for their passengers.

      Air medical helicopters are stationed all over Kentucky and the Nation, and take minutes to pickup those seriously hurt or sick and transport them to local hospitals.

     It's a job where time is of the essence, however safety is still each air medical teams' top priority.

     Many air medical teams like Air Methods have strict weather criteria for when their helicopters can fly and when they cannot. Each pilot also has the final say.

     Many will not fly in thunderstorms, moderate rain, fog and high winds.

     They say being careful while flying does their patients just as much good as getting them to a hospital as fast as they can.
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