LifeFlight Eagle

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LifeFlight Eagle[edit]

  • Headquarters Location: Kansas City, MO
  • Operating Authority: Private Service
  • Base Locations (MO): Chillicothe, Clinton, Harrisonville, Odessa, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (Downtown KC).
  • Service Type: Advanced Life Support
  • Clinical Services Provider (Flight Nurses and Paramedics): In-House (employed by the company)
  • Aviation Services Provider (Pilots and Mechanics): PHI Air Medical
  • Coverage area: See "Overview" section
  • Number of Units: 5 helicopters and 1 critical care ground ambulance
  • Dispatch Provider: In-House Communications Center
  • Official Website: LifeFlight Eagle Website

Overview[edit]

LifeFlight Eagle is a critical care air/ground ambulance service that is headquartered in Kansas City, MO. They provide response to portions of Eastern Kansas, Northern/Western Missouri, and Southern Iowa. LifeFlight Eagle maintains a fleet of 5 helicopters and 1 ground ambulance. They transport critically ill/injured patients from scenes and/or smaller rural medical facilities to larger tertiary care hospitals. Response area is generally within a 150-mile radius of each base.

LifeFlight Eagle owns most of their fleet (except Eagle 3) and employs their own flight nurses and paramedics. PHI Air Medical employs the pilots and mechanics, and maintains operational control over each helicopter.

Bases and Aircraft (Missouri)[edit]

Eagle 1[edit]

LifeFlight Eagle 1 is a 2013 Bell 407GX helicopter (N301LE) that is based at Chillicothe Municipal Airport in Chillicothe, MO.

Eagle 2[edit]

LifeFlight Eagle 2 is a 2013 Bell 407GX helicopter (N302LE) that is based at Lawrence Smith Memorial Airport in Harrisonville, MO.

Eagle 3[edit]

LifeFlight Eagle 3 is a 2003 Bell 407 helicopter (N452P) that is based near Odessa, MO.

Eagle 4[edit]

LifeFlight Eagle 4 is a 2008 Airbus/Eurocopter H145 (N919CM) that is based at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City. This particular aircraft is part of the Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport fleet, which actually flies critically ill/injured pediatric patients from other hospitals back to Children's Mercy. Eagle 4 doesn't respond to scene calls.

Eagle 5[edit]

LifeFlight Eagle 5 is a 2001 Bell 407 helicopter (N505LE) that is based at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, MO.

Dispatch, Radio System, and Frequency Information for this agency[edit]

Base/Crew Alerting[edit]

LifeFlight Eagle uses the MotoNet DMR Connect Plus system leased by Commenco for base alerting in Chillicothe, Harrisonville, and Odessa.

Conventional Frequencies[edit]

User Frequency Tone Type Voice Description
LifeFlight Eagle (Clinton Repeater) 464.925 PL 114.8 Conventional Analog Used for alerting at the Clinton base

In-Flight Operations[edit]

Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (Kansas City, MO P25 Site 401)[edit]

851.050 (Control Channel) 851.325 (Control Channel) 851.4875 851.600 (Control Channel) 851.825 851.8625 (Control Channel) 852.050 852.075
852.175 852.225 852.4125 852.4375 852.5875 852.6625 852.7375 852.875
852.9625 852.9875 853.150 853.2375 853.4875 853.7375 854.1375 854.5875
854.7125 855.6625 856.1625

Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (Johnson County P25 Site 301)[edit]

851.2625 851.5375 851.8875 (Control Channel) 852.1375 852.825 853.100 853.350 853.775 (Control Channel)
853.9625 (Control Channel) 855.0375 855.3125 855.4375 855.5125 856.3625 856.9125 856.9625
857.3625 857.9625 857.9875 858.2375 858.9625 859.2375 859.6375 859.9625

LifeFlight Eagle Talkgroups (MARRS Regional P25 System)[edit]

Talkgroup User Talkgroup ID Voice Description
LifeFlight Eagle Flight Operations 31842 P25

LifeFlight Eagle also uses a satellite-based communications system known as IRIS to communicate with crews. They also use talkgroup 1662 on the Kansas Statewide P25 system when they fly to Topeka, Wichita, or elsewhere in Kansas.

Conventional Frequencies[edit]

User Frequency Tone Type Voice Description
LifeFlight Eagle (Chillicothe/Trenton Repeater) 452.175 DCS 172 Conventional Analog Used during in-flight operations in Northern Missouri