1/32 Revell EC135 UW Med Flight

Gallery Article by Roderick Vargas on May 6 2015

 

      

University of Wisconsin Med Flight EC135 

University of Wisconsin Med Flight is an air ambulance service established in 1985, and serves patients within a 225-mile radius of Madison, Wisconsin.

 

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The first operational flight was in April 1985 and carried a heart attack patient from Coloma, Wisconsin who survived. The initial staff was three doctors, six nurses, three pilots and one mechanic. There was no aircraft hangar and maintenance on the aircraft was performed outside with a helipad in the parking lot. There was also some controversy in nearby Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin over noise from the helicopter. 20 years later, it was staffed by a rotating crew of 23 doctors, 12 nurses, eight communications specialists and six pilots and had three helicopters and a ground ambulance. In 2005, an $8 million project created a heliport on the 8th floor rooftop of the hospital replacing the parking lot landing pad and created larger hangars to support three aircraft. The ambulance was added in 2004 for inter-hospital transports to reduce costs and free a helicopter for emergency transports.  (from Wikipedia)

I built my EC135 from the 1/32 Revell kit.

Enjoy the photos.

Roderick Vargas

Photos and text by Roderick Vargas