AirMed has established a new base in Portland, Oregon. We make use of free add-on scenery for both fixed wing (turboprop and jet airplanes) and rotary win (helicopters) aircraft. We will have missions (flights) for all three types of aircraft. Fixed wing flies airport to airport transporting patients, tissues, or emergency supplies. Rotary wind flies between hospitals or to emergency scenes (most have helipads, some don't).
Our first base in Cleveland, Ohio is still active and expanding.
Missions are created by an experienced critical care paramedic/nurse for realism.
AirMed's second base is open for business in Portland, Oregon. Portland features lots of rotary wing landing sites, highly detailed airports for fixed wing flights, and beautiful sometimes challenging scenery. And it's a nice break from the passenger flight routine.
The tourist season is very busy this year on the Lake Erie islands. Extra flights are being added to handle the rush.
Fly to, of Change Location to KPCW Port Clinton Airport, for some short visual flights. it's seat of the pants flying here, there is no Air Traffic Control or ILS landings, but you can use your GPS to get you lied up!!
Our railroad has major terminals in different cities in the Ohio Valley and we found the best way to shuttle crews to where they're needed (and later back to their home terminal), and shuttle supplies, parts, and anything else between them is by air. Every morning a flight starts in Pittsburgh and visits all of the outlying terminals.
The four leg tour takes about 3 hours flight time.
Sunday May 21 marks the first anniversary of Ohio Valley Aviation in its current form.
Our first flight under ACARS was flight 126, Cleveland to Youngstown.
As of the time of this post, we've logged 240 flights totaling over 164 hours. Our most popular aircraft type is the Beech 1900C with 38 flights. Our busiest bird is B1900 Twelve Oscar Victor (B12OV) with 132.46 hours. Our second busiest is DC-3 Oscar Victor Seven (OV7) with 116 hours. We do like to fly vintage too!! Our busiest route? Cleveland to and from Zanesville, with 17 flights.
The flight numbering system is usually transparent for pilots unless they are adding routes to the timetables. But I thought I would list it here in case a pilot is looking for a certain type of flight from their location.
100 series Cleveland Hub KCLE 200 series Pittsburgh Hub KPIT 300 series Erie Islands minihub Port Clinton KPCW 400 series Zanesville minihub KZZV M series and V series Early vintage era (Golden Wings) based at Cambridge KCDI P series Propliner era (Cal Classics) based at Akron Fulton KAKR AM series Air Med based at Burke Lakefront KBKL