Pilots and Mechanics 

OSF Aviation is staffed with 14 pilots, seven mechanics, five communications technicians and 38 medical staff professionals. The active fleet currently consists of four American Eurocopter EC 145 helicopters. Each helicopter has the capacity to transport two patients, if necessary, as well as two pilots and two members of the medical crew.

Pilots are required to possess a minimum of 2,000 hours of helicopter pilot in command time, an FAA Commercial helicopter certificate and current instrument rating. The mechanics receive mandatory annual maintenance training to maintain currency with aircraft and maintenance procedures. Aircraft are hangared on-site with capability to perform minor and major maintenance requirements.

 

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