Our Aircraft

All Flight For Life aircraft exceed current FAA safety standards and are medically equipped with: Propaq MD, LTV1200 ventilator, Alaris infusion pumps, two units of O negative blood, liquid and bottled O2, and a variety of advanced medications.

ENGINES: Twin Turbomeca Arreil Engines 770 s.h.p. 830 h.p.

MAX SPEED: 145 knots (167 mph)

AVERAGE SPEED: 125 to 131 knots (144 to 150 mph)

LENGTH: 43 feet (forward tip of main rotor to aft tip of tail rotor in horizontal position)

ROTOR DIAMETER: 36 feet

HEIGHT: 11.32 feet

WEIGHT (GROSS WEIGHT): 7,887 pounds

TAIL ROTOR HEIGHT: 6’ 6”

FUEL CAPACITY (GALLONS): 229

INCREASED WEIGHT-CARRYING CAPACITY WITH LARGER INTERIOR

SINGLE PILOT IFR WITH DUAL PILOT CAPABILITIES

AUTOPILOT EQUIPPED FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT (IFR) NAVIGATION

NIGHT VISION GOGGLE COMPATIBLE: Using the latest generation Night Vision Goggles; greatly enhancing the crews night vision capability and flight safety

HONEYWELL MARK XXI ENHANCED GROUND PROXIMITY WARNING SYSTEM (EGPWS): Anticipates projected flight path and warns of terrain obstacles

TRAFFIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (TIS):

  • Aircraft avoidance system
  • Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible

WIRE STRIKE PROTECTION SYSTEM: Provides greater protection if inadvertent flight into horizontal wires

GLASS COCKPIT:

  • All glass, digital avionics display
  • Increases pilot and crew visibility which enhances safety
  • Centralizes pilot’s scan to one or two areas

INCREASED WINDOW SPACE:

  • Larger Windows
  • Increased crew/pilot visibility

SKYCONNECT SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEM WITH SATELLITE PHONE

DUAL WAAS GPS: Garmin GNS430W and GNS530W

  • Allows location identification within 3 meter accuracy
  • Moving color map
  • Displays satellite weather (XM Weather)
  • Both do Nav/Com/GPS

XM SATELLITE WEATHER:

  • Equivalent to Weather Radar with a two minute delay
  • Utilized in conjunction with Weather Radar for IFR flight

HONEYWELL RDR2000 WEATHER RADAR SYSTEM

TECHNISONIC TDFM 7158 DIGITAL RADIO WITH UHF/VHF/800 CAPABILITIES: Channel capacity is 510 channels per band

REDUCED NOISE: Rotor system improvements make it the quietest helicopter in its class

DUAL ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS: Provide greater safety

SEARCHLIGHTS:

  • 800,000 candle power Super Night Scanner
    • Retractable, rotatable, searchlight system
      • 360 rotation
      • 120 degrees of extension
  • Dual-mode Tri-lamp Searchlight
  • Infrared emitting lamp
  • Used with Night Vision Goggles and for night landings
  • 180,000 candle power in white light
  • Retractable, rotatable, searchlight system
    • 360 rotation
    • 120 degrees of extension

ENGINES: Twin Turbomeca Arreil Engines 770 s.h.p. 830 h.p.

MAX SPEED: 145 knots (167 mph)

AVERAGE SPEED: 125 to 131 knots (144 to 150 mph)

LENGTH: 43 feet (forward tip of main rotor to aft tip of tail rotor in horizontal position)

ROTOR DIAMETER: 36 feet

HEIGHT: 11.32 feet

WEIGHT (GROSS WEIGHT): 7,887 pounds

TAIL ROTOR HEIGHT: 6’ 6”

FUEL CAPACITY (GALLONS): 229

INCREASED WEIGHT-CARRYING CAPACITY WITH LARGER INTERIOR

SINGLE PILOT IFR WITH DUAL PILOT CAPABILITIES

AUTOPILOT EQUIPPED FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT (IFR) NAVIGATION

NIGHT VISION GOGGLE COMPATIBLE: Using the latest generation Night Vision Goggles; greatly enhancing the crews night vision capability and flight safety

HONEYWELL MARK XXI ENHANCED GROUND PROXIMITY WARNING SYSTEM (EGPWS): Anticipates projected flight path and warns of terrain obstacles

TRAFFIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (TIS):

  • Aircraft avoidance system
  • Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible

WIRE STRIKE PROTECTION SYSTEM: Provides greater protection if inadvertent flight into horizontal wires

GLASS COCKPIT:

  • All glass, digital avionics display
  • Increases pilot and crew visibility which enhances safety
  • Centralizes pilot’s scan to one or two areas

INCREASED WINDOW SPACE:

  • Larger Windows
  • Increased crew/pilot visibility

SKYCONNECT SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEM WITH SATELLITE PHONE

DUAL WAAS GPS: Garmin GNS430W and GNS530W

  • Allows location identification within 3 meter accuracy
  • Moving color map
  • Displays satellite weather (XM Weather)
  • Both do Nav/Com/GPS

XM SATELLITE WEATHER:

  • Equivalent to Weather Radar with a two minute delay
  • Utilized in conjunction with Weather Radar for IFR flight

HONEYWELL RDR2000 WEATHER RADAR SYSTEM

TECHNISONIC TDFM 7158 DIGITAL RADIO WITH UHF/VHF/800 CAPABILITIES: Channel capacity is 510 channels per band

REDUCED NOISE: Rotor system improvements make it the quietest helicopter in its class

DUAL ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS: Provide greater safety

SEARCHLIGHTS:

  • 800,000 candle power Super Night Scanner
    • Retractable, rotatable, searchlight system
      • 360 rotation
      • 120 degrees of extension
  • Dual-mode Tri-lamp Searchlight
  • Infrared emitting lamp
  • Used with Night Vision Goggles and for night landings
  • 180,000 candle power in white light
  • Retractable, rotatable, searchlight system
    • 360 rotation
    • 120 degrees of extension

ENGINES: Lycoming LTS 101-750B1 Max Continuous 550 s.h.p.

MAX SPEED: 150 knots (173 mph)

AVERAGE SPEED: 120 to 130 knots (140 to 150 mph)

LENGTH: 43 feet (forward tip of main rotor to aft tip of tail rotor in horizontal position)

ROTOR DIAMETER: 36 feet

HEIGHT: 13 feet high (ground to tip of top tail rotor in vertical position)

WEIGHT (GROSS WEIGHT): 7,386 pounds

TAIL ROTOR HEIGHT: 5’ 10” (ground to tip of bottom tail rotor in vertical position)

REAR LOADING:

  • Large clam-shell style rear doors and self-contained Stryker stretcher with portable oxygen aids in patient loading and unloading
  • Easily reconfigures to carry isolette for newborn flights
  • Ability to carry up to two patients with two caregivers and a pilot

OXYGEN CAPABILITY: Liquid oxygen system that carries oxygen equivalent to that of 12 “E” cylinders

NIGHT VISION GOGGLE COMPATIBLE: Using the latest generation Night Vision Goggles; greatly enhancing the crews night vision capability and flight safety

HONEYWELL MARK XXI ENHANCED GROUND

PROXIMITY WARNING SYSTEM (EGPWS): Anticipates projected flight path and warns of terrain obstacles

TRAFFIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (TIS): Aircraft avoidance system

WIRE STRIKE PROTECTION SYSTEM: Provides greater protection if inadvertent flight into horizontal wires

GARMIN GMX200 MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY (MFD) DISPLAYS:

  • Navigation information
  • EGPWS
  • XM Weather information
  • IFR approach plates

SKYCONNECT SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEM WITH SATELLITE PHONE

DUAL GPS: Garmin GNS430 and GNS530W

  • Allows location identification within 3 meter accuracy
  • Moving color map
  • Displays satellite weather (XM Weather)
  • Both do Nav/Com/GPS

XM SATELLITE WEATHER: Equivalent to Weather Radar with a two minute delay

TECHNISONIC TDFM 7158 DIGITAL RADIO WITH UHF/VHF/800 CAPABILITIES: Channel capacity is 510 channels per band

DUAL ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS: Provide greater safety

SEARCHLIGHTS:

  • 800,000 candle power Super Night Scanner
    • Retractable, rotatable, searchlight system
      • 360 rotation
      • 120 degrees of extension
    • Aircraft also equipped with an additional retractable searchlight and fixed landing light system