Items Tagged ‘Mayo One’

October 13, 2009

Technology keeps life-savers safe

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

At 500 feet, an alarm sounds in the cockpit of Mayo One.   It’s the go or no-go point on final approach to the Northfield Hospital helipad, and pilot Rick Koehnen eases out of the descent and banks south for another go-round…   In poor weather, they’re potentially catastrophic obstacles for the aircraft’s patient and […]

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October 2, 2009

Mayo One notes 25 years of emergency flights

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

If you live in or near Rochester, you’ve certainly seen or heard medical helicopters flying overhead.   As of this week, crews have been responding to trauma scenes for a quarter of a century. The first emergency flight for Mayo One was sort of accidental. Mayo Clinic’s first medical helicopter started with a week of […]

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