Care Flight operates 4 AStar helicopters- built in the United States and certified at the Airbus Helicopter facility in Mississippi. With a range of approximately 300 statute miles and a maximum speed of nearly 150mph Care Flight can respond to most areas of the region in under one hour.
Tuned for our unique environment
Care Flight flies in the high desert and the alpine environment and operates in high altitudes and across extreme temperature spans. That’s why safety is always the top priority for every flight, for every patient. These complex surroundings require precise flying and strict maintenance standards to ensure the helicopters are always ready to perform at their peak.
Maximizing Coverage and Minimizing Response Time
Care Flight operates five bases throughout northern Nevada and northeastern California. From the base at Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville to Truckee to Beckwourth, Care Flight’s service area covers approximately 50,000 square miles of rural and suburban complex alpine terrain.
Regular aviation training, daily aircraft checks by skilled mechanics and flight crews, and onsite routine maintenance all ensure safety for our patients and staff. Full time mechanics are on call 24/7 and every Care Flight crew member is dedicated to the safety of each flight.