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Every EMS professional dreams of flying.

We get you ready to live the dream.

Air medical is one of the most desired career paths for EMS professionals – and one of the most competitive. Highly qualified EMTs, paramedics, and nurses are rejected every day because they simply don’t have what it takes to rise above an enormous crowd of candidates.

We can help you make sure you’re one of the ones who get off the ground.

Flight Safety Network is a team of teachers and mentors working full-time in all areas of medical and aviation. In this free newsletter, we give you the proven knowledge of what does – and doesn’t – work to show you’re the right choice for an air medical position, and give you an insider’s look at exactly what it’s like to handle every aspect of an air medical career.

We’re experienced professionals, and we want nothing but the best men and women up there in the air working with us. When we’re called to help, we want people with us who are devoted to giving everything they have, every time. We want people who understand how critical safety is to an air medical situation – for both the crew and the patient – and who hold themselves and their team to the highest standards.

And because we want all of this, we figured we better show you how to do it.

Our training doesn’t hypothesize about what air medical professionals might do in a given situation. We teach you exactly what we will do whenever necessary, and why it’s the right thing to do. We don’t deal in theories. We deal in experience, in training, and in the highest standards of air medical safety.

You’ll learn:

  • How to master a flight interview
  • The insider secrets to fly-along days
  • Tips on what you should look for in a flight program
  • What flight programs really want in a candidate
  • The all-important team approach to air medical safety
  • How to make the most effective use of every critical member of your team
  • Landing zone setup and security
  • And a hell of a lot more

The newsletter is absolutely free to everyone interested in being a part of an air medical team – from the pilots and mechanics to the EMTs, paramedics and nurses to the dispatchers, firefighters, and emergency department staff.

You’ll even get our free ebook, The Flight Stuff – a 30 page guide that explains exactly how to get started as a flight nurse or flight paramedic. We want you on board with us, and we figure showing you what the professionals can do is the best way to get started.


10 Ways To Keep Your EMS Soul Alive

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To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. Robert Louis Stevenson

Truth & Lies About EMS Who Fly

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The point is to decide right now if you really want to know the truth about EMS helicopters and air medical. Knowing will change your perspective forever. It’s not necessarily a bad change. But your perspective will definitely change. Sometimes, like an aviation manager in an emergency room, it’s better to just feel the excitement and energy of the moment, than to try and understand…

3 Low Cost Ways to Resuscitate Your Dying EMS Base

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Before I explain, I want to warn you of a crime that is about to be committed. A serious crime that hurts your EMS base’s chances of survival. A crime that puts everything you’ve worked so hard to obtain —at risk.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Future Flight Crew

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Wouldn’t it be great if getting a flight job were easy? As simple as, follow these 3 easy steps and here are your flight medic wings. It would also be really convenient for doctors, nurses, paramedics and pilots who dream of flying air medical. Unfortunately…

10 Smart Questions To Ask In A Flight Interview

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Flight Interviews aren’t just about giving the right — they’re about asking the right questions. Flight interviews are intimidating. But what many nurses, medics and pilots don’t realize is…flight interviews are a two-way street.

10 Tips to Nail Your Flight Job Phone Interview

10 tips to nail your flight job phone interview

Boom! There it is. The email you’ve been waiting for. An invitation to interview with your favorite air medical flight program. The flight team you’ve dreamed about joining has an opening —and you’re on the short list. All good. Except you’ve never done a phone interview before…

Top 10 Reasons Your Best EMS Crews Quit

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“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” ~Sir James Goldsmith. Admit it. You’ve thought about it. Quitting the whole EMS thing. Being home every night. Spending holidays with your family. Going to all your kids’ ball games. Maybe even putting a little extra money in your paycheck, right? If you’re being honest with yourself…you know you’ve thought about getting a “real” job from time to time.

EMS Helicopter Shopping: Dead Wrong

EMS Helicopter Shopping: Dead Wrong

Helicopter shopping is a dirty little secret in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). A taboo event everybody knows happens, but nobody ever talks about. As operators, lets do more than bury our heads in the sand and attend more memorial services. “Poor aircrew (insert name here), if only they knew about the first three weather turn downs….” Together, lets make a concerted effort to never hear those words.

The 20-60-20 Rule of Helicopter EMS

The 20-60-20 Rule of Helicopter EMS

Fly-along day is an exciting time for wannabe flight crews. If you’re considering an air medical career, fly-along day makes a lot of sense. See the blood. Feel the turbulence. Smell the fuel. What better way to figure out if a flight medic, flight nurse or EMS pilot career is for you?

10 Warning Signs of Ambulance Induced Divorce Syndrome (AIDS)

Ambulance (or Aviation) Induced Divorce Syndrome (AIDS)

For years I watched nurses, medics, and EMTs use up so much of themselves helping others, it seemed there was nothing left to take care of themselves. The irony of lifesavers, I suppose. “EMTs, nurses, paramedics and pilots put so much of themselves into saving lives, they unknowingly destroy their own lives in the process.”

An Open Letter To EMS Who Want To Fly

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An Open Letter To EMS Who Want To Fly. It hurts me to write this. For years, I’ve been the “EMS fly guy.” Not only because I’m good at getting people hired, but because it’s the number one question on the top of every paramedic, pilot and nurse’s mind: “How do I get paid to fly on a trauma helicopter?”

The Shocking Truth About Why You’re Not Flying Air Medical

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  — And What To Do About It! Air medical is one of the most desired career paths for EMS professionals… –and one of the most competitive.

The 11 Night Visual Illusions

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—Do You See What I See? A simple and easy pneumonic to remember the 11 night visual illusions. Night time changes everything. Night time separates the pros from the average joes. The simple things we take for granted in daylight …..are often not so simple in the dark. And that’s just the beginning of the challenges at night…

5 Warning Signs Your EMS Base Needs A Website

5 Warning Signs Your EMS Base Needs a Website

—And Why Social Media Isn’t Good Enough Wouldn’t it be nice… If doing a great job were enough? Enough to get your air medical base or ambulance service noticed, enough calls to thrive financially, and enough cases to satisfy your trauma junkie cravings? Because that’s the story we all tell ourselves, right? If I do…