First Flight starts operating at Tahlequah in Oklahoma

The former EagleMed air medical transport base in Tahlequah, Ok has been renamed First Flight and is now being operated by Med-Trans Corporation.

“Although we have a new name, the same amazing medical and flight crews based in Tahlequah remain on the job and committed to providing the very best in patient care.”

Patrick Barkley, Med-Trans┬áprogram manager in Tahlequah said: “Although we have a new name, the same amazing medical and flight crews based in Tahlequah remain on the job and committed to providing the very best in patient care. This base is staffed with dedicated crew members that care deeply about their patients and take great pride in representing Tahlequah and Cherokee County.”

Med-Trans service in the area stems from a joint venture to serve Northeastern Health Systems and the Cherokee Nation. The base is staffed by flight crews including pilots and a mechanic along with a nursing staff and paramedic staff both backed by physician oversight.

Med-Trans bases a medically equipped Bell 407GXP helicopter at Northeastern Health System that serves the citizens of north, mid and southeast Oklahoma as well as north and mid-south Arkansas.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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