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To MEDEVAC, or not to MEDEVAC, that is the question.

Discussion in 'MedEvac' started by deadstick, May 12, 2017.

  1. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2007
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    To those who Earn Money Sleeping,

    1) What's your company's policy on filing status MEDEVAC?
    2) Does it jive with 4-2-4(b) and JO 7110-65W?
    3) Are you shielded from patient information? If so, what's your impression of the all caps portion of paragraph 3 under 4-2-4 and the CAMTS.

    NOTE: This is not intended to be a discussion of "The AIM isn't regulatory."
  2. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

    Sep 15, 2007
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    If I am going to pick up a patient, medevac. If I have a patient on board, medevac. Else I'm just another GA airplane out tooling around.
    gotWXdagain likes this.
  3. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

    Jan 17, 2009
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    I'm going with what @ppragman said but the other, and I think more technically correct way unless company policy precludes it, is to use HOSP instead of MEDEVAC on the empty leg en-route to patient pickup, ex "HOSP-12345."

    Otherwise on the ride home it's just garden variety N12345, unless I get a diversion to another pickup while en-route, at which point I'll advise ATC to change my callsign back to MEDEVAC-12345.
    bigD1031 likes this.

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