School kids in Maine compete for visit from new LifeFlight helicopter

To celebrate the much-needed addition of a third helicopter to its fleet, LifeFlight invited school kids in Maine to enter a competition to win a visit from the new aircraft, "Whiskey Mike" as she's known in the aviation community, after her tail number N901WM.

Maine to welcome LifeFlight's new, third helicopter in May

With its long sea-faring history, Maine has launched—and is still launching—many fine vessels from its coastal boatyards. Last week, our state had reason to celebrate another kind of launch, that of LifeFlight’s new third helicopter. The aircraft will soon be commissioned at its “home port” at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

LifeFlight, Maine's nonprofit emergency medical helicopter service, is different than for-profit counterparts

Over the last several months, multiple media stories have noted the high costs and rapid increase in charges by for-profit emergency air ambulance helicopter services across the country.  Most recently, the May issue of Consumer Reports highlighted the problems with for-profit air ambulance companies’ business practices in an article titled, Air Ambulances: Taking Patients for a Ride.

Camden 8th graders challenge teachers to a basketball game; raise $1,000 for LifeFlight

Students and staff at Camden Regional Middle School recently hosted a basketball game to benefit LifeFlight. The 8th graders challenged the staff to a friendly, but competitive, game where the fans could buy points to help their favorite team to a victory.

Lions support “Night Sight” for LifeFlight of Maine

The Camden Lions Club recently presented LifeFlight of Maine with a donation of $2,000 to help purchase night vision goggles. Lions Club members are dedicated to the ideal of service, be it community service or service to those in need. Helen Keller dubbed Lions Club International the “Knights of the Blind,” so it seemed appropriate that the Camden Lions should make this donation to help give night sight to LifeFlight.

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