The Waukesha Base, located at Waukesha County Airport, Crites Field, also houses our communication center and corporate offices.
In August 2008, the Flight For Life air medical transport program expanded to establish a community base with a new hangar/corporate office facility at the Waukesha County Airport – Crites Field. The hangar is large enough to accommodate several aircraft, and equipped to allow most major maintenance tasks to be performed on-site. The building contains offices for administrative, aviation, and medical flight personnel, including pilot quarters. The hangar also includes a complete inventory of medical supplies and equipment, as well as a special refrigerator for storing several units of O-negative blood and plasma.
A state-of-the-art flight Communications Center – the dispatch hub for our base - is situated here, complete with high tech radio communications capability, immediate accessibility to weather and mapping information, visual satellite tracking of Flight For Life aircraft, and security camera views of all Flight For Life helipads.
Additional space at the facility is allocated for staff meetings, educational presentations, and technology to support teleconferences and communication among all bases.
Flight For Life continues to maintain the sixth floor rooftop helipad/hangar facility (completed in 1993) located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. It is utilized for patient transfers to Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Wisconsin; two banks of elevators enable rapid, direct access to adult and pediatric Level I Trauma Centers, as well as trauma surgery suites in the operating room.
The Burlington Base located at the Burlington Municipal Airport
In November 2021, the Flight For Life air medical transport program expanded to establish a new community base with a new hangar facility at the Burlington Municipal Airport.
A complete inventory of medical supplies and equipment, including a special refrigerator for storing several units of O-negative blood and plasma, is also located adjacent to the hangar.