Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
Our fleet of eleven aircraft includes eight helicopters with twin engines and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) equipment and aviators trained in its use. An IFR-equipped aircraft can fly in and above the clouds. While IFR equipment doesn’t allow aircraft to fly into thunderstorms or icing conditions, having these aircraft in our fleet allows us to reach many patients that other helicopters simply cannot. In Central Appalachia, IFR capabilities save lives.
Aviators & Aircraft Mechanics
A medical helicopter program is only as good as those assigned to its aviation and maintenance departments. HealthNet Aeromedical Services is fortunate to have some of the industry’s best.
Pilots serving at our visual flight rules bases are required to have a minimum of 2,000 hours of flight time. Pilots assigned to instrument flight rules bases must possess a minimum of 2,500 flight hours.