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HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services and Air Methods Corporation are excited to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey is the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence. 

“Through his decades of service, Mark has earned a position of trust among our flight teams. They know that when they fly in a helicopter maintained by him that the aircraft is absolutely, without question safe and ready to go,” said Clinton Burley, president and CEO of HealthNet Aeromedical Services. “His commitment to his profession, his colleagues, and his community is evident in everything he does. We are so honored to have him at the heart of our program.”

Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopters, the Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the safe operation of medical transport vehicles or the improvement of safe maintenance procedures of medical transport vehicles.

“Every day, I see patients fly in and out of the hospital in the aircraft I maintain. This award is such an honor and has given me a needed boost to know that I’m still making an impact in my community and the industry,” said Godbey.

Mark began his career as an aircraft mechanic 38 years ago while serving in the United States Army. For the last 34 years, he has dedicated his service to HealthNet Aeromedical Services and is currently stationed at the Huntington, West Virginia aircraft base at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

“Mark has been a stalwart in the program and for the entire Air Methods maintenance team,” said Leo Morrissette, executive vice president of operations at Air Methods. “As an aviation mechanic myself, I understand and respect the hard work and dedication of every maintainer. Daily, Mark demonstrates his commitment to protecting the lives of everyone on board the aircraft we operate. He is a shining example of professional expertise and a role model for aircraft mechanics in the industry. Our program is proud to provide aviation services to HealthNet and is truly honored to have Mark as a member of Air Methods family.”

The award will be presented to Mark during the Association of Air medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference taking place in Fort Worth, Texas in October.