Thursday, January 08, 2015

Enloe to introduce new FlightCare helicopter on Saturday: Chico Municipal Airport (KCIC), California

With community support, Enloe Medical Center’s FlightCare has obtained a new helicopter. It will be shown to the public at 2 p.m. Saturday outside the Chico Air Museum. 165 Ryan Ave., a hangar at Chico Municipal Airport.

Enloe FlightCare will begin its 30th year of air ambulance service with this helicopter: a single-engine EC130 T2 EcoStar, it’s quieter, with the latest in aviation safety technology, new medical equipment, and a roomier cabin.

The helicopter is expected to be certified and mission ready in early February, following a month of pilot flight training and medical crew orientation, as well as certification and approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.


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