Nonprofit Air Ambulance


Mission - HALO-Flight's mission is to provide emergency medical transport for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within our South Texas service area. Emergency assistance is provided to all persons regardless of their ability to pay.


In 1987, HALO-Flight Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization, began air ambulance service to provide the fastest and safest emergency air transportation and medical care for residents and visitors of South Texas.  A small group of concerned citizens, physicians and civic groups aided in establishing this much-needed medical service. The base of operations was moved to Corpus Christi in 1989, providing a location that better served the community. Since its beginning HALO-Flight has transported thousands of critically ill and injured patients.*

Before HALO-Flight, patients were transported by ground ambulance to local hospitals and the regional trauma center in Corpus Christi, often resulting in tragic delays.  Today, local hospitals rely on HALO-Flight to transport patients by helicopter throughout the South Texas service area. All transports are staffed by specially trained medical crews and outfitted with the very latest in emergency medical equipment.

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Board of Directors

Larry Webb

Flint Hills Resources, Health & Safety Manager

President Serving Since: 2013

Gary Jones

Consultant, Banking Consultant (Risk Management) Oil and Gas Property Management (Trust, Estate and Charities) Part 135 Helicopter Pilot.

Vice-President Serving Since: 2016

Jose Pereida

Cong. Filemon Vela, District Director

Secretary Serving Since: 2016

Darrell H. Nordeen

Celanese Corporation, Site Director/ V.P. of Operations (Retired)

Director Serving Since: 2001

Jay Koska M.D., Ph. D.

UTMB, Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Director Serving Since: 1994

David Ainsworth, Sr

Ainsworth Trucking, President

Director Serving Since: 2013

Bill Colston, Jr.

Riviera Telephone Company, Inc., President & General Manager

Director Serving Since: 2009

Judge Richard S. Schmidt

United States Bankruptcy Court, Judge, Retired

Director Serving Since: 2006

Michael Simmons, M.D.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Attending Physician

Director Serving Since: 2004

Benna Timperlake


Director Serving Since: 2012

Brett Pancamo

American Bank, Senior Commercial Lending Officer

Director Serving Since: 2021

Varzavand Irani

Nueces Electric Cooperative, Chief Executive Officer

Director Serving Since: 2021

Scott Rios

Frost Bank, Assistant Vice President

Director Serving Since: 2022

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