North Flight's helicopter, a light turbine model, is capable of a 140 mph cruising speed with a range of 400 miles. Added safety features include satellite weather reporting and night vision goggles. North Flight is the first air medical transport program in Michigan to use night vision goggles.
The helicopter is used for 911 scene response and hospital-to-hospital transport. Within minutes of a request, the helicopter and flight crew can be airborne.
It is equipped with:
- Advanced trauma equipment
- Cardiac monitor and defibrillator
- Full complement of emergency medications
- Intravenous fluids and infusion pumps
- Invasive monitoring equipment
- Spine stabilization equipment
- Ventilator and advanced airway equipment
North Flight Air Division's primary response teams consist of registered nurses and paramedics who are highly trained in treating and transporting critically ill and injured patients. All North Flight Air clinical personnel are certified in advanced trauma, cardiac, neonatal, and pediatric critical care.
All helicopter flights are conducted by, and operational control is exercised solely by, Metro Aviation, Inc.
North Flight Air is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.