November 28, 2014

Meet Angel MedFlight’s 2014 Scholarship For Excellence In Aviation Recipient

Brandon Provasi, Angel MedFlight 2014 Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation Recipient.

Scottsdale, AZ  November 14, 2014

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) student, Brandon Provasi, has dreamed of being a helicopter pilot since he was in high school. Whenever he’d see an aircraft fly overhead he’d say to his friends “you see that aircraft, I’m going to fly that one day.” To achieve that dream, Brandon enrolled in Embry Riddle’s flight program and earned his helicopter Private Pilot Certificate and his Instrument Helicopter Rating.

Brandon found that he not only had a passion for flying but also excelled in the aviation business classes that he was taking at ERAU, and decided to pursue his degree in Aviation Business Administration. Now, Brandon’s goal is to one day be a missionary pilot in Africa or other countries in order to help people. After graduation he hopes to complete his dream. Brandon enjoys helping people and giving back to his community. He recently volunteered for the Sky Kids event that took place at Scottsdale Airport. The event gives children with special needs an opportunity to experience the thrill of flight by going for a ride in a small plane. Brandon helped children on the planes during the event and got to accompany one young girl and her father on a flight. The experience really moved him, he said “I remember looking back at this little girl and seeing her smile, with the wind in her hair; she was just so happy to be there. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you’re contributing to this world and to the joy and happiness of others.” Brandon also recently participated in an Aviation Safety Disaster Drill at Sky Harbor Airport, where he played the role of an accident victim.

You can also apply for next years 2015 Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance scholarship by visiting

November 6, 2014

How To Find an Air Ambulance Service

Today air ambulance services are available just about anywhere. This means that if you should ever require an air medical flight while in a remote location, even internationally, you will be able to be transported to a medical facility. It's a good idea to research air ambulance companies before you go on vacation.

Having access to quality medical care is important when you are travelling. If you’re in a foreign country and don’t speak the language it may be difficult to find a hospital. If you fall ill, it's good to know you can count on an air ambulance service to provide your medical transport. To find these companies search for "Air Ambulance" or "Air Medical Transport" online. You should be able to find quite a few results.

Modern Air Ambulance Jets

Today's air ambulances are typically outfitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment that is used by medical crews. The medical crews on board these air ambulances have years of experience and advanced training. They also stay current by participating in continuing education. They can handle any kind of health issue or emergency, ensuring that the patient arrives at the destination safely.

Once you've contacted an air ambulance company they will take all the pertinent information from you regarding the patient that is to be transported. They will then contact the sending and receiving medical facilities and obtain medical records. Once they have the patients history they can assign a proper aircraft and crew.

During the flight it is the responsibility of the medical flight crew to monitor the patient and make sure he is as comfortable as possible. Flight paramedics and flight nurses can administer the patient’s medications, IV’s, oxygen and monitor the patient’s vital signs throughout the flight. Should an emergency arise, they have life saving training needed to resuscitate a patient and use a defibrillator if necessary.

Once the flight arrives at the destination, the medical crew will sometime accompany the patient in the ground ambulance to the medical facility and hand off the patient.

When looking for a reputable air ambulance company, look for:

·         Companies that own, maintain and operate their own aircraft
·         A perfect safety record
·         Years of experience
·         Quality medical crews and flight crews
·         Extra services like patient advocacy and bed-to-bed service.
·         Operate jet aircraft

A high quality air ambulance company should offer these services and more. For more information on air ambulance and medical flight services, visit

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Angel MedFlight Donates to Women’s Shelter

Scottsdale, AZ – November 3, 2014

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month; a time to help end domestic violence, remember those lost to domestic violence and celebrate those who have survived. Domestic violence homicides claim the lives of three women per day (1). Domestic violence affects everyone in any community, regardless of race or socioeconomic background. Violence is a learned behavior and the abuser makes a conscious decision to exert power and control over their victim.

The Sojourner Center in downtown Phoenix is a women’s shelter that helps more than 8,700 women and children each year. The women and children that seek refuge at the shelter are victims of domestic violence.

The Sojourner Center was started in 1997 to provide temporary housing and education for women being released from prison. Four years later the mission changed to creating a place where women suffering from domestic violence and abuse, could find a safe haven.