Emergent Air Operations

Hawaii Life Flight is a leading provider of air medical services in the state, transporting patients from remote and rural settings and hospitals to large tertiary care facilities in metropolitan areas.

We provide transports for patients from pediatrics to geriatrics, including specialty care services. We transport medical, surgical, cardiac, trauma, pediatric, high-risk OB, neuro, and burn patients from scene responses and rural area facilities to tertiary care facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also provide non-emergent and/or scheduled air ambulance services.

Our Medical Teams

Our flight nurses and paramedics use the latest technology and advanced education to transport patients who require advanced procedures, including oral and nasal intubation, needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy, biphasic defibrillation and cardioversion, mechanical ventilation, intraosseous insertion, and rapid sequence intubation (RSI). This exceptional medical care requires highly trained medical crew members who are experts in:

  • ALS, BLS and Critical Care Life Support
  • ACLS, PALS and Advanced Trauma Certifications
  • NRP ( Neonatal Resuscitation Program ) Certifications

Employees maintain extensive critical care, ER and/or ICU experience while participating in monthly flight reviews, quarterly continuing education programs and annual recurrent training.

Our Pilots

Our pilots undergo rigorous training and are highly knowledgeable about the variable flight conditions over the Hawaiian Islands, as well as open ocean. No pilot is permitted to act as “pilot in command” until first passing a flight check by a certified FAA-check airman and completing aircraft specific factory schooling. In addition, factory trained pilots receive annual training and quarterly quality assurance checks and must pass a detailed physical examination. Our pilots are:

  • Best-of-class pilots with more than 2000 hours in the air
  • FAA approved through FAA check rides
  • Certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as medically fit
  • Instrument, commercial, multi-engine and instructor rated

Our rotor pilots use the latest in night vision goggles (NVG) to ensure optimal safety, are credentialed for short field take-offs and landings, as well as for all weather and night conditions.

Therapy Dogs – Unconditional Love at a Moment's Notice

Hoku and team

Meet Hoku, our four-legged team member. Hoku (meaning Star in Hawaiian) is part of the GMR Therapy Dog Program, which is committed to bringing comfort and happiness to our local first responders and the island communities we serve. The Program delivers effective, pet-provided therapy services during times of sadness, stress and mental trauma. Learn more about our program


A Global Medical Response Solution

Global Medical Response is changing the face of healthcare for patients in communities, work settings and homes. We believe that no matter who you are, or where you are, you deserve timely, equitable and appropriate access to healthcare.

GMR’s scope of services covers ground and air emergency medical services, air and ground interfacility transportation and managed transportation. With more than 39,000 team members, 375 rotor-wing, 132 fixed-wing assets and over 8,000 ground fleet, we provide unrivaled offerings.

As part of the GMR family of companies, AeroCare is committed to provide equitable access to care through our proven business model that allows our programs to experience success in caring for and transporting patients in rural settings and hospitals to large tertiary care facilities in metropolitan areas. We utilize the most advanced equipment, quality aircraft, and most importantly, trained and experienced staff to accomplish our mission of saving lives and caring for the communities we serve.