Aircraft

Aircraft Safety Tips

  • Do not approach the landing zone (LZ) while the helicopter is landing/departing.
  • Approach the helicopter from the front or side.
  • If the helicopter lands on a hill, never approach from the uphill side.
  • Always take sheets off the stretcher before approaching the aircraft.
  • Never leave a stretcher unattended near the landing zone.
  • Do not wear hats around the running aircraft.
  • Never walk under the tail of the helicopter.
  • No smoking within 100 feet of the aircraft.
  • Never shine bright lights or headlights at the aircraft during landing or lift-off.
  • Do not carry IVs above your head or use an IV pole.
  • No ambulances or other vehicles are permitted within 50 feet of the aircraft.