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MEDEVAC

An expression used to request ATS (air traffic services) priority handling for a medical evacuation flight based on a medical emergency in the air transportation of patients, organ donors, organs, or other urgently needed life-saving medical material. The pilot uses this expression in flight plans and in radiotelephone communications if he or she determines that a priority is required.
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The new vehicle incorporates a robust drive train, is highly maneuverable, protected, and configurable for carrying 9 passengers and mounted weapons, cargo, or as a medivac vehicle.
I went to flight school and did a tour in Vietnam I did some medivac flights.
Pete Smart, medivac program manager for the service's aviation life management command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
They also provide essential medivac assistance for the entire region and make life-saving rescue missions in the seas around Scotland.
Although sustaining a spinal cord injury, he remained with his troops to ensure their safety and the evacuation of the wounded before he permitted his medivac to a nearby Navy support hospital.
The bill for the helicopter medivac alone approached nearly $30,000, she said.
Army air medivac helicopters later transported them to a combat support hospital in Mosul.
A US military official confirmed that it was a medivac helicopter,but said it was unclear if there were any patients on board.
How Onufrak sat on the curb in front of her Reseda home and began crying hysterically, but only after the Medivac helicopter took off with Jessie for Childrens Hospital, the boy in critical condition.
The MedNet system enables a physician to better recommend if a ship diversion or an expensive (and dangerous) Medivac emergency helicopter evacuation is needed, or if the crew member can be initially treated aboard the ship until the next port.
The United Nations top peacekeeping official Alain Le Roy said Sudan threatened to shoot down the Medivac helicopter unless authorization in granted.
If a condition is urgent, the provider determines if the patient can wait for the next available commercial flight or if medivac is necessary.