HALO-Flight’s objective is to provide medical transport for critically ill or injured persons requiring medical or trauma facilities within its South Texas service area. With bases in Corpus Christi, Alice, and Beeville Texas, HALO-Flight began operations in September 1987, and in the years since, has transported thousands of patients. HALO-Flight serves an area of 28,000 square miles that covers 26 counties and a population of more than one million people, requiring both talented people and safe, reliable transportation.
This non-profit organization air ambulance service is made up of a fleet of helicopters. In 2014 the Bell 429 was added to the fleet family. This state of the art helicopter is the only light twin-engine helicopter on the market with true two-litter capability, providing enough cabin space for two medical attendants and two crew members. It is also the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process to streamline maintenance, increase safety and availability of the aircraft.
In 2014, over 1,100 patients received life-saving care by Halo-Flight; over 17,000 patients total have been served by these experienced pilots and medical crew. Pilots are on rotating shifts of 12-hours as required by FAA regulations. At all times, outside an emergency, the base is staffed with a full crew, consisting of a paramedic, a flight nurse and a pilot. The crews are nationally recognized in their profession. Every RN and paramedic is nationally certified in critical care medicine. Each RN is a certified emergency nurse. Paramedics are certified as either a Critical Care Paramedic or a Certified Flight Paramedic.
Additionally, HALO-Flight provides patient transport between South Texas healthcare facilities as well as to facilities outside the Coastal Bend for special care, for example, burns and other conditions deemed appropriate for helicopter air ambulance services transport.
HALO-Flight has been viewed as the premier provider of helicopter air ambulance services in South Texas. Their mission is to provide expert, medical transport for the critically ill or injured person regardless of their ability to pay.