Today’s View—Hazy Shade of Winter
Well, as the song goes, we don’t quite have a ‘patch of snow on the
ground,’ but it is on the way. One of the challenging parts of
aeromedical transport in the northern states is the weather. This is
especially true of the lake effect weather we experience in Michigan.
We have an entire safety system in place to avoid adding pressure to
launch based on patient condition. In this competitive business it is
an issue. When the ‘life or death’ factor is thrown in, it can, and
has led to disasterous consequences for crews in the industry.
Especially for professionals whom have made it their life calling to
So, as we are on final for landing at the sending hospital, we
continue to evaluate, and reevaluate that which we can only react to.