Golden Hour Award Recognizes Jonathan Roebuck and LifeFlight’s Remote Access Project

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced in December that Jonathan “JR” Roebuck, remote access project manager for Lifeflight of Maine and MedComm, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award.

Islesboro Crossing raises more than $250,000 for LifeFlight of Maine

For the 5th annual Islesboro Crossing, a 5k ocean swim that benefits LifeFlight of Maine, 2017 was a record-breaking year with 256 swimmers and paddlers helping to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars. All funds raised from the swim, which was held on August 19, will support LifeFlight’s efforts to replace the organization’s two older helicopters. The two aircraft, nicknamed Echo Mike and Charlie Mike after their tail numbers, have been transporting patients in Maine since 2005.

Maine's newest helicopter has arrived at its home base in Lewiston; transported its first patient less than an hour after going into service

On Tuesday, May 9, at a little after 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Maine’s newest emergency medical helicopter flew over the bridge in Kittery and crossed into the state for the first time. The number of requests for LifeFlight’s service has been rapidly increasing over the last several years, making it clear that in order to care for everyone who needed us, LifeFlight required more aircraft. In 2015, a fixed wing airplane was added to the fleet and now, a third helicopter.

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.

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