Spirit Air ready to lift off for a mission
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Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation offers critical care transportation and emergency pre-hospital care with ground ambulances and a rotor-wing aircraft (helicopters).
New to the Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation fleet is our Eurocopter EC145 helicopter, Spirit Air 1. The EC145, which replaces our familiar and venerable Bell-222, provides the largest cabin size in its class, which allows for maximum flexibility and configuration options. It has become the aircraft of choice for many EMS services, particularly because of its high-set main and tail rotors, rear-loading clamshell doors, extra payload capacity, unmatched visibility and additional safety features.
Experience being on board Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation’s helicopter Spirit Air 1
Powered by two Turbomeca ARRIEL engines, the aircraft offers excellent performance, a fast cruise speed of 133 knots, (equivalent to approximately 153 miles per hour), and advanced technologies. The EC145 is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and can be flown single-pilot Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
Our second aircraft, the AS350 features built-in maneuverability, super visibility and low vibration levels in the cabin, which has earned its reputation as a true multi-mission workhorse. Spirit Air 2 cruises at 133 kts and has a range of up to 360 nautical miles under the power of its 732-shp Turbomeca ARRIEL 1D1 turbo shaft engine. The AS350 also performs safely and cost-effectively for air medical services throughout the nation. Configured for vital life-saving and emergency transportation, the AS350 can carry up to four people (one pilot, two flight crew members and one patient) plus medical equipment.
The pilots are Airline Transport Pilot certified and continue to train throughout the year, including performing "check rides" to maintain current certification. Similarly, our helicopter mechanics hold FAA certifications and are required to periodically train for maintenance bulletins and new maintenance procedures.
Aviation services provided by Air Methods Corporation.
Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation operates several Type III modular ground ambulances which are medically equipped to transport a patient in a critical care environment. The ambulances carry the same medications and equipment as the helicopter.
All ambulance specifications meet or exceed state regulations and undergo regular preventive maintenance to ensure optimal safety and performance. For interfacility transfers, a driver trained in emergency vehicle operations joins the crew so that the nurse and paramedic can both care for the patient.