Safety

Safety Information

Safety is EAGLE III's top priority!  All of our vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and highly trained medical teams.  Safety standards within the EAGLE III program include but are not limited to:

Helicopter

  • Safety InteriorIFR Capabilities: EAGLE III has been a single pilot, IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) program since receiving certification from the FAA in May of 2002.  IFR allows our pilots to fly safely into lower weather minimums, potentially increasing the number of EMS flights that can be completed.
  • ANVIS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVG): EAGLE III has been flying with NVG since September of 2004.  NVG's substantially enhance our safety for night flights by allowing us to see clearly in the dark with 20/25 vision, literally turning night into day.
  • Dual GPS systems with Terrain and Obstruction warning systems which provides redundancy for the autopilot system.
  • On-board Traffic Avoidance System: Tracks any aircraft in the vicinity and gives a graphic representation of the traffic's location in relation to our aircraft.
  • On-board Color Weather Radar
  • Live Satellite Tracking during flights and Satellite Telephone
  • On-site, FAA certified, Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) which allows our pilots to get a more complete weather picture prior to flight acceptance.

Fixed Wing

  • All Weather, Twin Engine, IFR Certified aircraft
  • On-board Weather Reporting and Weather Radar
  • On-board Traffic Avoidance System: Tracks any aircraft in the vicinity and gives a graphic representation of the traffic's location in relation to our aircraft.
  • Full Autopilot System coupled to on-board GPS Systems
  • Two pilots on every flight due to average length of flights and flights into high traffic airports
  • All flights flown under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and tracked by Air Traffic Control at all times