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The "AStar"

Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopter

  • Operates in a 250-300 mile radius of Grand Junction, Rifle, and Montrose, serving western Colorado and eastern Utah
  • Carries one patient and two medical professionals
  • Can access remote areas and varied terrain
  • Designed to operate in high-altitude enviroments with a cruising air speed of 140 miles per hour
  • CareFlight operates two helicopters. One is based at Rifle Airport in Rifle, CO and the second is based at Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose, CO
  • Staffed with full-time pilots with Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating and extensive experience in helicopter opperations
  • Staffed with full-time helicopter mechanics, Airframe and Powerplant FAA licensed
  • Equipped with night vision goggle (NVG) technology

Beechcraft King Air 200

twin egine - turbo prop - fixed wing aircraft

CareFlight of the Rockies fixed-wing aircraft transports multi-trauma, cardiac, medical, pediatric, neonatal and high-risk pregnancy patients to tertiary care and to major medical centers
  • Carries one to two patients and cared for by critical care Registered Nurse and critical care paramedic
  • Has cruising capability at 27,000 feet, with ceiling at 31,000 feet, capable of top air speed of 300 miles per hour
  • Equipped with IFR and de-icing and instrument capabilities for adverse weather conditions
  • Transports patients in western and midwestern states
  • Staffed with full-time, airport based pilots, highly experienced in mountain, nighttime, and variable weather conditions
  • Staffed with full-time airplane mechanics, Airframe and Powerplant FAA licensed
  • CareFlight operates two fixed-wing aircraft. Both are housed at the Grand Junction Airport.

Ground Ambulance

Air Transport is not always possible or advisable for critically ill or injured patients. Our ground unit is equipped and staffed to transport patients from outlying clinics and hospitals to tertiary facilities when:
  • The patient’s diagnosis is not time sensitive but requires critical care services
  • The patient’s condition or diagnosis prohibits air travel
  • Aircraft grounded by weather
  • The ground ambulance is staffed with a driver and the same critical care medical staff provided for the transports on aircrafts
  • When critical care ground transport is appropriate for the patient, it can be the most efficient and cost effective