Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

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Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

Thin air and rough terrain present unique challenges to Flight for Life team in Durango
Matt Hansen, lead pilot for Flight for Life at Mercy Regional Medical Center, says flying a helicopter over the San Juan Mountains is the most challenging flying environment he has encountered during his career. Hansen is one of three pilots who fly about 600 patient flights a year.

Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

Matt Hansen, lead pilot for Flight for Life at Mercy Regional Medical Center, says flying a helicopter over the San Juan Mountains is the most challenging flying environment he has encountered during his career. Hansen is one of three pilots who fly about 600 patient flights a year.
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