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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 24, 2014

What Happens if Your Air Ambulance Gets a Flat Tire?

Last week, we wrote a blog about the intricacies involved in maintaining an air ambulance. We discussed the different types of inspections this method of medical transportation requires – specifically A, B, and C certifications. Each of these certifications involve a financial cost in terms of parts, labor, and out of service time for the air ambulance. However, no matter how well maintained an air ambulance is, and MedFlight911's air ambulances are very well maintained, things can break. Or in this case, a tire can get a flat.

When you get a flat tire in a car, what happens? You pull over, call roadside assistance, and then watch from the sidelines as your tire is replace. On air ambulance, the steps are similar. We call for a new tire. However, getting a new tire is not as easy as driving down the street to the local tire store. In fact, the tire we need may not even be in the state. In this case, the air ambulance trip will need to be postponed until another plane can be located and scheduled for the trip.

Even if a tire is available, changing the tire on a Lear Jet involves significantly more effort than changing a car tire. The entire air ambulance needs to be cleared. The patient needs to be taken off the flight to a safe location where their needs can be monitored. While the tire is changed, we need to evaluate the length of time lost. Can we still use the same pilot or is his airtime too limited at this point? When we arrive at our destination will our ground transportation be waiting? Who needs to be informed about our delay?

As we discussed earlier this week, planning a medical transportation trip is like solving a Rubik Cube. When a plane needs unscheduled maintenance, it twists the Rubik Cube and the colors are out of line. Fortunately, we are experts at the Rubik Cube. We can handle the unexpected during a trip because we plan for every contingency. Some times, things are out of your control, but good planning can account for almost anything.

We would love to discuss our medical transportation options with you. Contact us for a no obligation medical transport quote or call us at (888) 359-1911 for more information.

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  • J. T. KY

    MedFlight911 is fantastic! There is a genuine interest in the customer and the family. Communication was informative.
  • 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.
  • A. R. Brussels

    At this level, one firm among those mentioned above, was offering noticeably a best quote: Medflight911.
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • H. W. GA

    MedFlight911's service was Excellent! I would highly recommend MedFlight911 to anyone. The planning was seamless.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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