Our Commitment to Excellence Starts with Training

Training That Goes Above and Beyond

It’s not enough that our flight nurses and paramedics are credentialed. It’s not even enough that those credentials include specialty care for medical flights – which exceeds required medical air transport certification standards. Angel MedFlight medical staff and flight crew work diligently to stay above par, receiving rigorous orientation requirements upon hire and upholding strict yearly education demands.

Our staff consists of Certified Flight Registered Nurses (CFRN) and Flight Paramedics – Certified (FP-C) who continually strive to improve safety and the patient experience. Because they want to be better caregivers, practitioners, and professionals – and meet the quality standards of which Angel MedFlight holds all employees.



MEDICAL STAFF Who are experienced critical care nurses, paramedics, and case managers

PROFESSIONAL COORDINATORS Who manage all details of air and ground transportation arrangements

FLIGHT CREW Who are specially trained by the aircraft operator in medical transportation needs

SPECIALTY TEAM Of lawyers, insurance specialists, and staff who take care of it all

Medical Staff Certification Requirements

Medical staff are, at minimum, required to hold the following certifications:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)
  • Flight Paramedic – Certified (FP-C)

Choose Angel MedFlight and choose a highly qualified team dedicated to the care and safety of patients.


Lori's Story

On 6 November 1995 my son Matthew was born, truly the best day of my life. On 22 June 2006 my bone marrow transplant donor cells arrived from Germany, truly the second best day of my life. On 28 December 2013 (2,747 days later), my bone marrow donor Michael arrived from Germany, truly the third best day of my life.


In-Flight Crew Training

The two-part initial training for our medical staff includes both didactic, which happens in the classroom, and clinical, which takes place within the lab. This is beyond the certifications and degrees with which they arrive at Angel MedFlight.

Didactic Training Includes:

  • Advanced airway management
  • Altitude physiology/flight stressors
  • Anatomy, physiology and assessment for adult and pediatric patients
  • Burn emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Equipment education including hemodynamic monitoring, pacemakers, AICD, central lines, pulmonary artery and arterial catheters
  • Mechanical ventilation and respiratory physiology for adult and pediatric patients
  • Metabolic endocrine emergencies
  • Multi-trauma
  • Oxygen therapy in medical transport environment
  • Pediatric medical emergencies
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Pharmacology
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Stress recognition and management
  • Survival training
  • Toxicology

Clinical Training Includes:

  • Alternative airway management
  • Invasive procedures on SimMan
  • Pediatric critical care Simulations
  • Tracheal intubations (no less than 5 live, cadaver or dynamic HPS)

Flight Staff Training

Even the aircraft flight staff is trained in both jet-specific and medical considerations. It’s important to note, though, that aircraft vendors we partner with retain full “operational control of all aviation procedures” on all medical flights carried out by Angel MedFlight. Make sure to ask your patient advocate at Angel MedFlight of the relationship between the two.

Required Training for Captains and Co-Captains:

  • Maintain 1st class medical.
  • FAA checkrides.
  • Semi-annual or Annual simulator training (FlightSafety, Simuflite) in make and model of aircraft being flown.

Continued Education for Medical Staff

Medical facts and knowledge are constantly changing. Our staff stays up-to-date with continued education requirements to be fulfilled on an annual basis. Those include:


  • Annual airway management lectures
  • Hazardous materials recognition and response
  • Infection control
  • Stress recognition and management
  • Survival training
  • Flight safety/egress training


  • Critical care for adult and pediatric
  • Emergency/trauma care
  • Invasive procedure labs including a minimum of 5 intubations per year