Wings Air Rescue, Sioux City IA
Wings Air Rescue (Wings One) transports critically ill an injured patients from the scene of the Emergency as well as from community hospitals to tertiary care facilities via the Bell 407 GX aircraft.
Wings One is a CAMTS Accredited Critical Care Program staffed with Pilots, Mechanics, Critical Care CFRN’s, and Critical Care FP-C’s.
Beginning in 1987 as Mercy Air Care, it was initially based at the Mercy Medical Center and transitioned in 2013 to a base at the Sioux City Airport. In 2019 it’s operator, Med-Trans Corporation transitioned it to a neutral branded Wings Air Rescue Base under the call sign of Wings One. They’ve maintain the aircraft in a hangar along with their crew quarters, office space, and sleeping facilities. Staffing is a 24/7 operation.
Wings One provides an environment much like the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. It is equipped with oxygen, suction, mechanical ventilation, continuous monitoring, defibrillation/pacing capability, infusion pumps, a vast array of medications, blood supply and fresh plasma. The aircraft carries a LUCAS 3 Chest Compression Device and can provide Abiomed Impella Pump transport as well as Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) needs.
The aircraft is equipped with satellite tracking and an autopilot system for safety.