Raj is the chief pilot for Air Methods. Nine months after his introductory flight in Seattle in 1997, Raj worked as a flight instructor in Atlanta. He then moved to Prescott, Arizona, where he continued to work as a flight instructor. After flying tours in the Grand Canyon, Raj began his EMS flying career. He worked as a line pilot and a lead pilot for then Omniflight’s Native Air program and PHI Air Medical. After Omniflight was acquired by Air Methods, he served in the regional aviation manager and regional aviation director roles. Today, Raj oversees the training and compliance of approximately 1,300 pilots in his role as chief pilot for Air Methods.
Industry Voice: Air Methods on air ambulance pilot safety
Chief Pilot at Air Methods Raj Helweg discusses the advances in, and importance of, air medical training