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Aviation in Montana

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Yellowstone Airport welcomes newest tenant!

Feature Story - Montana Students Explore Careers in Aviation

Air Idaho, an Air Methods company, commenced new air ambulance service operations at its newly established base at the Yellowstone Airport. This is very exciting news for Yellowstone National Park (YNP) and the Town of West Yellowstone. Air Methods is a an important service that will significantly decrease patient transport times. Transports from inside YNP can take as long as 2.5 hours via traditional ground ambulance transportation. Air Methods can be off the ground within 6 minutes of a notification and can be anywhere in YNP within 12 minutes! After minimal time spent on the ground facilitating and loading a patient, the Bell 407 helicopter can arrive at a hospital within approximately 40 minutes.

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