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 for Eagle 3 and Eagle 4) 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)
LifeFlight Eagle 4 is a 2005 Sikorsky S-76C2 helicopter (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.
Children's Mercy also maintains another helicopter as backup:
- 2008 Sikorsky S-76C (N753P).
Dispatch, Radio System, and Frequency Information for this agency
LifeFlight Eagle uses the MotoNet DMR Connect Plus system leased by Commenco for base alerting in Chillicothe, Harrisonville, and Odessa.
|LifeFlight Eagle (Clinton Repeater)||464.925||PL 114.8||Conventional||Analog||Used for alerting at the Clinton base|
Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (Kansas City, MO P25 Site 401)
|851.050 (Control Channel)||851.325 (Control Channel)||851.4875||851.600 (Control Channel)||851.825||851.8625 (Control Channel)||852.050||852.075|
Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (Johnson County P25 Site 301)
|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|
LifeFlight Eagle Talkgroups (MARRS Regional P25 System)
|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.
|LifeFlight Eagle (Chillicothe/Trenton Repeater)||452.175||DCS 172||Conventional||Analog||Used during in-flight operations in Northern Missouri|