We field a lot of questions about our helicopter or flight program.
When we’re out in the community, these are the questions we answer most often. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, just send us an e-mail. We’ll find the answer and send it on to you.
How high do you fly?
We fly around 2,500 feet above sea level.
How many people are on board the helicopter?
There are at least three crew members, and one patient can be transported.
How far do you fly?
That depends on the incident, but we fly to Kansas City, Columbia, St. Louis, etc.
What is your emergency coverage area?
Download and view the Coverage Area map by clicking the download icon to the right of this FAQ.
What kind of helicopter do you fly?
We use a MD 902 Explorer. If you would like additional information, read our Helicopter page.
How are you dispatched?
A requesting agency can call 1-800-333-5269, and the communications specialists can send us on the way.
How do you find the scene?
The communications specialists locate it by map or computer, then send the GPS location to the pilot.
How do I become a flight nurse or flight paramedic?
After completing your licensure in either discipline, you then build on experience and education.
How much experience and education do I need?
Flight nurses are required five years critical care, and paramedics at least three years on an ALS ambulance.