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A paramedic with Norsk Luftamblanse has recently found a cheaper way of conducting training for using ultrasound equipment to locate blood vessels in patients – making his own model. In a video posted online, Nils Petter Ovelands demonstrates how...

A woman slipped and become injured in a spiral staircase in one of the towers at Caernarfon Castle. It was determined to be too dangerous to take her back down for a transfer to hospital by ground ambulance, so a Sea King from RAF Valley was...

US Air Combat Command recently welcomed its first HC-130J Combat King II after Air...

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed to Waypoint the four...

The International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ), Waypoint’s sister publication, has...

A helicopter operated by Faasa Aviación crashed in the morning of 18 September...

On 8 September, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) helicopter was prevented from picking up a patient after laser pens were shone into the cockpit as the pilot attempted to land in the town of Calne, UK. The patient, who had suffered a heart...

The US National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings into the crash of a LifeNet helicopter in Missouri, US, on 26 August. The report offers in detail an account of what occurred just before the crash.

Air Methods Corporation has reported that a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter based in St Joseph, Missouri, US, crashed on 26 August at around 18:41 hrs. Paramedic Chris Frakes, flight nurse Randy Bever, and pilot James Freudenbery were onboard the...

The government of the Republic of Ireland is working on plans to set up a helicopter...

A patient and pilot were killed when a light single-engine aeroplane crashed in a field near Horsham, Victoria, Australia at around 18:30 hrs on 15 August. The 15-year-old girl was returning from Melbourne, where she had received medical...

An EC135 helicopter operated by MedFlight of Ohio, US, has been damaged by what...

On 12 August, air rescue resources were called to the aid of passengers stranded in mid-air in Bavaria, Germany, after a tandem paraglider collided with a cable car system. Nineteen passengers and the cable car operator were stuck onboard the...

Canadian Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay has announced that in response to a request from the government of Jamaica, Canada will deploy three CH-146 Griffon tactical helicopters and 65 Canadian Forces (CF) personnel to support the...

The Waypoint AirMed & Rescue conference, airshow and exhibition that was due to take place in September has been rescheduled to 1-2 May 2012. The venue remains unchanged as London Oxford Airport, UK.

Air Critical Care LLC, a Florida, US-based air ambulance company offering global patient transportation and medical evacuation services, has become a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross...

The UK government has announced its plans to maintain search and rescue (SAR) helicopter coverage at the four Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) bases after the current contract expires in 2012.

Richard Carter McComb, chief executive of Life Link III, was arrested on 23 June at the company’s Minneapolis office and charged with six felony tax charges.

Charity workers for the Midlands Air Ambulance were held hostage by masked robbers armed with a Taser gun at the charity’s headquarters on 21 June. Around 20 members of staff were held by three men for around half an hour while money bags full of...

The German Federal Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Eurocopter to...

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