The iconic red and white helicopters of DRF Luftrettung changed the way that emergency medicine is delivered in Germany. AirMed&Rescue spoke to the air rescue organisation to find out about where the future of aviation medicine lies


Getting a victim into a rescue helicopter safely takes skills, effort and training, and hooks, lines and hoists. James Paul Wallis considers the options available to search and rescue personnel


The new Civilian Aviation Helmet Standard circulates criticism and compliments, according to Amy Gallagher

Spinning avoidance is a vital skill for hoist operators. Mario Pierobon talks to experts in the industry about tactics and tools that can help mitigate the risk of spinning.

Starting operations in 1989, Redstar Aviation (RSA) was one of the pioneers of air ambulance services in Turkey, being the first local company to be granted an AOC licence for air ambulance services from the Turkish Ministry of Transportation.

AirMed&Rescue contacted air medical operators around the world to find out from their crewmembers what is carried, and what they wouldn’t ever leave base without.


Ian Braithwaite and Dr Cath Harrison, both members of The Yorkshire and Humber Infant and Children’s Transport Service (Embrace), discuss the requirements of neonatal air transportation, outlining some of the conditions and factors which affect the systems already in place
Chief Pilot at Air Methods Raj Helweg discusses the advances in, and importance of, air medical training

There are any number of products that a search and rescue organisation can use to extract its victims, and it depends on the mission profile and the patient’s condition before a rescuer is able to determine which one is right for the job. James Paul Wallis considers the options available

Helimission, based on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, played a big part in relief efforts following a natural disaster that occurred last year.