AeroCare Air Ambulance crews, staff practice water ditching

AeroCare Air Ambulance recently held their annual “Safety Days” training in all three base locations: Scottsdale, Chicago, and Ft. Lauderdale, the company said.

Medical and flight crews, as well as members of the sales team and communication center, participated in the training which simulated an aircraft ditching in water.

The simulation was accomplished by using a specially built-training prop (simulator) made to resemble the the interior of a Learjet. The simulator was built to the specifications of one of AeroCare´s existing Learjet air ambulances, right down to the exact measurements, seats, and safety belts. Crew also were provided with the standard aviation life jackets.

Entering its 23nd year of operations, AeroCare Air Ambulance is a CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) accredited fixed-wing air ambulance provider with bases in Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, and Scottsdale. AeroCare provides air medical flights for patients throughout the world utilizing a fleet of medically-configured aircraft including: Learjet 31ER, Learjet 35A, Learjet 55.