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Sam Soulek: A Defenders of Tomorrow Story

One year after his traumatic brain injury, the parents of Sam Soulek are still marveling at how well things have turned out for their 7-year-old son. Last July the Souleks, residents of Spearfish, South Dakota, had purchased a new horse. Sam disobeyed his parents’ instructions to not ride the horse, was promptly bucked off and fell backwards on his head. Unconscious, not breathing on his own, Sam had had a seizure. While the local hospital stabilized Sam, doctors at the scene quickly realized the boy needed additional treatment elsewhere, and fast.
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AW169 on ramp with UR Interior
Air Methods' United Rotorcraft has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its modular emergency medical services (EMS) interiors for both the AW169 and AW139 helicopters.
Max and Kris Weltens with San Antonio AirLIFE
As she prepared to board a flight to attend her son’s wedding, Kris Weltons knew that she was witnessing a miracle. The miracle was that she and her husband, Lieutenant Max Weltens, were able to attend at all. A highly regarded 24-year veteran of the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD), Max Weltens is terminally ill with esophageal cancer and has less than three months to live. Because of his condition, flying 1,500 miles on a commercial airline from San Antonio to the wedding in Virginia was out of the question. His only option was to travel on a fixed-wing air medical transport, a service not covered by insurance.


At Air Methods, we’re ready to save lives at every moment of every day, with over 300 bases of operations, serving 48 states. We have several community-based programs, operating under several regional and local brands. Looking for information on a specific program? Click on a program link below for more information.

  • Air Idaho Rescue

    Regions: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana (incl West Yellowstone)

    Air Methods

    Regions: Kentucky, Indiana


    Region: Central Illinois

    AirLIFE San Antonio

    Region: Central Texas

    Alabama Life Saver
    LifeNet of Arizona

    Region: Arizona

    Guthrie Air

    Regions: Pennsylvania and New York

  • LifeStar

    Region: Greater Chicago


    Regions: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, New York, Key West, South Dakota, Minnesota, Northern California, Michigan

    Native Air

    Regions: West Texas, Arizona and New Mexico


    Missouri, Nevada, Arkansas

    Mercy Air

    Regions: California and Nevada

    Portneuf Air Rescue

    Regions: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming

    Black Hills Life Flight
  • ARCH

    Regions: Missouri and Illinois

    MediFlight of Oklahoma

    Region: Central Oklahoma

    Tri-State Care Flight

    Regions: Arizona and New Mexico

    WakeMed Air Mobile
    University Hospitals
    Saints Flight
  • LifeNet South Carolina
    Wyoming Life Flight