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Our Patients are our Priority

Specialized Crews

Care Flight crews are highly-trained and specialized professionals comprised of a Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN) and a Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMT-P).

Tried & True

For 35 years, Care Flight has provided air ambulance service throughout the region. Care Flight has helped establish modern safety standards across the industry.

ACE Accreditations Dispatch

Accreditations are the gold standard for safety and quality patient care. That’s why we are certified by CAMTS and NAEMD. These accreditations are indicators of excellence within air ambulance industry.

Safety Above All Else

The “Three to say go, one to say no” protocol is a best practice among air ambulance providers and empowers any member of the flight team, for any reason to raise a safety concern.

Requesting Care Flight Clinical and first-responder partners should call (800) 648-4888


Our rotor wing service area covers approximately 50,000 square miles of California and Nevada, and 11 states across the western United States with our new fixed-wing program. Between our five bases and fleet of four helicopters and one airplane, we can respond to most areas of the region in under one hour and navigate rural, suburban and complex alpine terrain, regardless of weather conditions.  

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Our Helicopters

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 the 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 and airplanes are always ready to perform at their peak.

Five Different Bases

Care Flight operates five bases throughout northern Nevada and northeastern California. From the base in central Reno at Renown Regional Medical Center to Truckee to Beckwourth, Care Flight’s service area covers approximately 50,000 square miles of rural and suburban complex alpine terrain.

One Pilatus PC-12/45 airplane

Care Flight’s fixed-wing program provides 24/7 access to critical care transportation in time-sensitive situations, regardless of distance or weather, and of injury or illness. The plane is ideally-suited for high-altitude, alpine flights and has a high-lift wing for exceptional short-field takeoff and landing performance - ideal for smaller airports. The cabin is configured to accommodate a patient, the two-person medical crew and a pilot.  

Med Trans

Rotor wing operator

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
Guardian Flight

Fixed wing operator


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