This is a true recount of a two-ounce bird flying into the windshield of a rescue helicopter and, while the story has a positive outcome, it could have been much worse. We expect prompt and professional care when tragedy occurs. But what if something unexpected happens to the caregivers? Your donations keep them equipped with the right protection.
Bell Helicopter 407 Series Polycarbonate Windshield
Your gift helps HALO-Flight purchase the most up-to-date advanced aviation technologies, for example – the revolutionary Bell Helicopter 407 Series Polycarbonate Windshield.
Aeronautical Accessories, a Bell Helicopter Brand, has added to their products a patent-pending windshield. The revolutionary design features game-changing improvement to impact resistance. Through the combination of unique materials and construction, the windshield performance is superior to traditional acrylics – keeping the crew and patients safer during flight.
Night Vision Goggles
Nearly half of all HALO-Flight calls occur after dark. The safety of HALO-Flight’s crews and their patients are greatly enhanced with the use of technology like AN/AVS-9(Y) Night Vision Goggles (NVGs). First developed by ITT in 1992, the F4949 night vision system continues to improve and is now designated the AN/AVS‑9 by the U.S. Government. Currently HALO-Flight uses AN/AVS-6 NVGs and seeks to upgrade to the AN/AVS-9 NVGs. The AN/AVS-9 NVGs are better equipped for use around any high ambient lighting – such as lighting from rescue crew vehicles at the scene of the accident – and help facilitate a safe flight in and out of the scene.
Your gift to HALO-Flight, Inc. helps sustain our life-saving mission, and the easiest way to show your support is by donating monthly. No donation is too small to save lives.
All donations are tax deductible and help support HALO-Flight, Inc. mission of providing access to critical care transport, wherever and whenever you need it.