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Our Service Begins With You

At MedFlight911, we offer this promise to each and every one of our valued clients: "Our Service Begins with You."

That means from the moment you call our office we will:

  • Go above and beyond to help and serve you.
  • Make the process simple, easy and worry-free.
  • Take care of every detail so you don't have to.
  • Act as your partner and advocate throughout the process.
  • Treat your patient / loved one like family.
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November 23, 2012

Advanced Air Ambulance Flights and Weather

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, extreme weather events have been on a lot of people's minds, including those of us in the advanced air ambulance industry. During Sandy, high winds, rain, and severe flooding forced airports up and down the East Coast to shut down. Passengers were stranded as commercial airlines canceled all flights in and out of major cities like New York.

Those same weather conditions that force airlines to ground their planes also affect worldwide air ambulance flights. Sometimes, when conditions are extremely poor (as they were across the East Coast just before Halloween), air ambulance providers have to make tough decisions. While we always want to get our patients to their destination as quickly as possible so that they can get the care they need, in certain cases we simply cannot fly. Not only do we want our patient to be safe, but we also need to think about the welfare of passengers, as well as our flight crew and medical crew. While our pilots are highly trained and capable of handling a variety of weather situations while in flight, sometimes travel is just too hazardous. In those cases, we may have to make a difficult decision to delay or cancel a transport.

What happens if an air ambulance flight is delayed due to weather? Since our priority is our patients, we get started right away on arranging another transport. The exact solution will depend on the patient's location, his or her condition, and other factors. By carefully balancing those different needs, we're always able to come up with a solution that gets our patient to their destination without comprising safety.

Our expert team is constantly monitoring weather conditions so that we can know ahead of time what to expect, and, if necessary, make alternate arrangements. For example, if we can see that a major storm could make travel difficult, we'll do everything we can do schedule a transport before the weather is likely to impact the arrangements made at the arriving airport.

Solving problems that could delay a transport (like weather-related  issues) is our job. We take it seriously, and we do our best to address potential issues before patients and their families become aware of them. In many cases, we're able to take steps to address possible problems before families and patients even become aware that something is wrong. By being proactive, we help everyone involved in an air ambulance flight stay safe, while also making sure that our patients get the medical care they need.

To find out more about MedFlight911's worldwide air ambulance services give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation air ambulance provider quote here.

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Testimonials

  • H. W. GA

    MedFlight911's service was Excellent! I would highly recommend MedFlight911 to anyone. The planning was seamless.
  • J. T. KY

    MedFlight911 is fantastic! There is a genuine interest in the customer and the family. Communication was informative.
  • F. Z. CA

    We appreciated MedFlight911's professional service from beginning to end. You delivered a high-quality, smooth and friendly service not only to my father but also to our whole family.
  • A. R. Brussels

    At this level, one firm among those mentioned above, was offering noticeably a best quote: Medflight911.
  • L. C. TX

    Just a note to say thanks for all that you did for our family this past week. MedFlight911 went way over board in helping with JT's transport.
  • Katlin E. OR | Patient

    MedFlight911, I wanted to thank all of you for helping me and my twin boys with our medical transports. Although the trip felt like it was just minutes in length,
  • R. N. Venezula

    One more time I would really like to thank you and your crew for all the help getting my father to Houston.
  • S. L. CA

    Thank you for your hard work and tireless effort in getting my father back to CA. I truly appreciated MedFlight911's capabilities in getting him safely back to his home.
  • J. S. CA

    Dear WONDERFUL folks, First of all our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for the professional and compassionate way in which you have embraced our inquiries into your services. Thank you for all
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