Air Methods Relocates Fixed Wing Service to Mohave County


TriState CareFlight Adds Critical Community Resource, Increases Air Ambulance Coverage in Tri-State Area

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ – March 29, 2023 – Lighting the engines and lifting the tires, Air Methods—the leading air medical service provider in the United States—announced TriState CareFlight’s fixed wing aircraft relocated from Yuma, AZ to Lake Havasu City, AZ to better serve the tri-state region.

Centrally located in western Arizona, TriState CareFlight 80 is now positioned to add comprehensive service to the area joining the existing rotor-wing service—TriState CareFlight 28 (formally known as Native Air 8). Nestled along the California-Arizona border, TriState CareFlight 80 is based at the Lake Havasu City Airport and TriState CareFlight 28 is based at Havasu Regional Medical Center.

Together, the TriState CareFlight team offers the community critical care 24/7/365, responding to emergency medical calls for trauma events including heart attacks and strokes, pediatric emergencies, burns, and other incidents. Additionally, the team provides critical interfacility transports when patients need to move between hospitals for specialized care. While the base location moved, TriState CareFlight 80’s fixed wing service will still serve residents of Yuma and surrounding areas.

“Our number one mission is to save lives and serve the community with the highest level of care,” said Account Executive Valerie Yevzerova. “By relocating from Yuma to Lake Havasu, our radius of service is greater. Previously located near international borders, our radius was roughly 180 degrees. Moving north, and still serving the community we once were based in, we now have a 360-degree radius – serving more people, ultimately saving more lives.”

On every flight, the TriState CareFlight teams carry blood and blood products (i.e. blood plasma), positively increasing patient outcomes through pre-hospital care. Additionally, the clinical team is extensively trained to provide, when needed, advanced airway intervention; cardiac (including balloon pump/Impella) and blood flow monitoring; ventilator management; medication administration and titration – monitoring potential side effects; and other advanced specialty procedures. The teams are also equipped to provide specialty flights including pediatric and high-risk pregnancy transports.

“Our highly-trained clinicians are held to the highest standards in critical care transport. Their knowledge and expertise take prehospital care above and beyond,” said Yevzeroza. “Both TriState CareFlight teams achieved CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) and carry the critical tools, medications, and supplies needed to provide lifesaving interventions at the scene and ICU-level care while in flight.”

TriState CareFlight’s high-caliber crews stand ready to serve when called upon by contacting emergency dispatch at (800) 800-0900. Tristate CareFlight also provides pre-scheduled, non-emergent medical transport services (i.e. interfacility transport, organ transport, those needing transport for further distances, etc.) and can be reached at (800) 660-1605.


About Air Methods

Air Methods ( is the nation’s leading air medical service, delivering lifesaving care to more than 100,000 people every year. With more than 40 years of air medical experience, Air Methods is the preferred partner for hospitals and one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft is the Company’s products division specializing in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased, or maintained aircraft features more than 450 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

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Denisse Coffman
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Air Methods Corporation