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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.
A few days ago, after finishing my workout, I went to a small diner and ate three steak sandwiches. After that, I was overcome with the desire to hurt somebody. I mean bloody their nose, blacken their eyes and kick them in the balls.
—6 Ways to Fly Strong in An Air Medical World Full of Dumb. For you, flying air medical is about patient care and job satisfaction, right? But it’s completely different for people with no skin in the game. For helicopter companies and health systems, it’s about the money. Is that too much reality for you? Because if it is, you’re doing the wrong job. And you should do something else right away.