Thursday, August 08, 2013

Pilot nets 1,000 flights with Air Evac team

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Lewisburg Air Evac Lifeteam pilot John Lovell receives his 1,000th flight wings from Senior Director of Flight Operations Tony Bonham.

John Lovell, a pilot for the Lewisburg Air Evac Lifeteam base, recently celebrated a major milestone in his career — his 1,000th flight. 

Lovell joined Air Evac Lifeteam in 2004 after serving for 25 years in the U.S. Army. He flew in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.

Lovell retired out of Ft. Campbell, Ky., and heard about Air Evac Lifeteam from other military pilots.

“It sounded like an interesting job,” Lovell said. “Air Evac is a good company, and I enjoy the interaction with the patients and their families.”

Lovell and his wife, Tammy, have three children. The couple lives in Spring Hill.

Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical service, provides rapid access to definitive health care for those who live in medically underserved areas. Flight crews, consisting of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to the scene of an emergency, or provide transportation between medical facilities.

Air Evac Lifeteam currently operates 114 bases in 15 states. For more information, visit or search for the team on Facebook.

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