Fixed Wing Air Ambulance
Reaches destinations up to 500 miles
In addition to the helicopter fleet, CareFlite utilizes a King Air C90 twin turboprop airplane based at Grand Prairie airport to extend its air ambulance services range. With the ability to cruise over 200 mph at altitudes up to 24,000 feet, the King Air is ideally suited for transporting patients 150-500 miles within the continental United States to reach needed care.
CareFlite’s Fixed-Wing service is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, by calling the Communications Center at (800) 442-6260.
The CareFlite Fixed-Wing crew includes
Fixed-Wing Air Ambulance pilots are required to operate aircraft in demanding conditions to transport critically ill or injured , and vital donor organs over long distances, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To maintain the highest level of safety and quality for the patients we serve, CareFlite requires a minimum of 2,500 hours of flight experience and ATP level certification, the highest level a pilot can achieve.
Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)
Our flight nurses come to us with at least three years of critical care experience. They have worked in an emergency room and/or intensive care unit, developing and honing their critical care skills. They are familiar with managing intravenous infusions, ventilated patients and invasive monitoring equipment. Their background makes them a great complement to our flight paramedics.
Flight Paramedic - Certified (FP-C)
Our flight paramedics come to us with at least three years of experience in a busy 911 system. They have functioned as the primary care provider for a progressive emergency medical service. They are familiar with managing patients autonomously and performing advanced skills like intubation and needle decompression. Their knowledge and comfort in the pre-hospital environment make them a great complement to our flight nurses.
The large cabin aircraft can transport one adult patient. The aircraft is also ideal for transplant teams and the rapid delivery of organs. The King Air is IFR certified and able to operate during inclement weather.
King Airs are among the most widely utilized fixed-wing aircraft used for air ambulance services. CareFlite’s twin-engine aircraft is based at the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport and can pick up or deliver patients to any facility within the continental United States, ideally traveling between 150 to 500 miles away.
King Airs are among the most widely accepted fixed-wing aircraft used for air ambulance services. CareFlite’s twin-engine aircraft is based at the Grand Prairie Airport and can pick up or deliver patients to any facility within the United States, most often traveling between 150 to 500 miles away.