Life Flight Network

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Life Flight Network is an air and ground ambulance service in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana in the United States.[1][2]


Service area[edit]

It has 23 locations throughout the Columbia, Willamette and Snake river watersheds. [1]


Life Flight Network is based in Aurora, Oregon in the northern Willamette Valley.[1] In Oregon, the company has helicopter bases in Aurora, Cottage Grove, Newport, Astoria, Pendleton, Redmond, Ontario and La Grande. In Washington, there are bases in Kelso, Brewster, Moses Lake, Richland, Pullman, Spokane, Dallesport, and Port Angeles. In Idaho, there are bases at Boise, Burley, Rexburg, Sandpoint, and Lewiston. In Montana, there are bases in Missoula, Butte, and Bozeman. It also has fixed-wing bases in Aurora, Boise, Dallesport, Moses Lake, La Grande, Richland, Missoula, and Butte.

Fleet and Equipment[edit]

As of 2001 Life Flight Network has a combined fleet of 11 medical helicopters, 5 fixed-wing aircraft, and 4 ground ambulances. [3]

Specific fleet vehicles include:

  • Agusta A119E Power helicopter [1]
  • Eurocopter B-3 A-Star [2]


Each medical flight includes a pilot, a nurse and a paramedic. Life Flight also gleans about half of its pilots from the military. [1] At the La Grande base, Life Flight employs four pilots, two mechanics, five nurses and five paramedics.[2]

Ownership and Funding[edit]

Ownership is shared with Saint Alphonsus Health System and several other regional hospitals.[2]

Life Flight is supported by annual membership fees and other sources of revenue.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Stratton, Edward. "Life Flight to the rescue". The Daily Astorian. The Daily Astorian. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Life Flight replaces Air Link". La Grande Observer. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Life Flight Network Partners with Grande Ronde Hospital; Works with AirLink for Seamless Transition of Transport Services for Northeast Oregon". Grande Ronde Hospital. Retrieved 26 June 2017.