Flight For Life Colorado helicopter

Flight For Life® Colorado

Serving Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region and surrounding states.

Flight For Life® Colorado is the nation's first and one of the most accomplished, air medical transport programs

Flight For Life® operates out of Denver, Frisco, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Durango to transport patients to the most appropriate hospital, operating within the Colorado trauma system rules for trauma patients. Unique capabilities in addition general transport capabilities include:

  • Blood on board - all our helicopters carry whole blood to transfuse when patients are in need, especially for trauma patients in rural areas. Studies show administering whole blood improves outcomes for patients with traumatic hemorrhage.
  • REBOA - Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) involves placement of an endovascular balloon in the aorta to control hemorrhage in traumatic arrest and hemorrhage shock. Our crews are trained to care for these patients.
  • Cardiac life-sustaining technology including intra-aortic balloon pumps, Impella ventricular assist device and ECMO heart and lung assist.
  • High risk obstetrical care
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Mountain rescue with high-altitude landing and back country capabilities

Critical care transport serving the Rocky Mountain region

Flight For Life® Colorado provides critical care transport with five helicopters, three ambulances and three airplanes operating within a 120-mile radius of five Colorado operations bases (St. Anthony Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Mercy Regional Medical Center).

Equipped with the industry's leading technology and an experienced team, Flight For Life® transports patients across several states in the Rocky Mountain Region. We also assist search and rescue agencies with specialized services, including aerial search support and our Avalanche Deployment Program.

Support Flight For Life® Colorado & Help Save Lives

Flight For Life® Colorado transports patients to the most appropriate medical facility, regardless of affiliation, and can be requested by any physician, pre-hospital agency, fire department, law enforcement agency, ski patrol or search and rescue group. When a patient is in need of emergency transport, Flight For Life® responds regardless of the patient's ability to pay. Because of this, and the high costs of our aviation services, our operating expenses are high. We depend on corporate and private donations to support our capital equipment needs.

Your tax-deductible donation funds life-saving programs and services like Flight For Life Colorado, provided by the St. Anthony Health Foundation.

Air Methods

All Flight For Life® Colorado helicopters are operated by Air Methods, Inc. under its FAA part part 135 On-Demand Air Carrier certificate number QMLA2353U.

Air Methods

Mayo Aviation

All Flight For Life® Colorado fixed wing airplanes are operated by Mayo Aviation, Inc. under its FAA part 135 On-Demand Air Carrier certificate number CIEA835C.

Mayo Aviation