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Apollo MedFlight integrates ICARUS training into medical transport
The first time it utilised the ICARUS Device in its helicopters, Apollo MedFlight knew they were a game changer not only for the level of training and proficiency but also for the comfort of the pilots and clinicians.
Apollo MedFlight has integrated ICARUS training into its fixed-wing medical fleet.
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

Apollo MedFlight has integrated ICARUS training into its fixed wing medical fleet.

The 24-hour air medical transport provider operates bases in Texas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Nebraska. Across these nine states, it operates a diverse fleet that includes the Bell 407, Bell 429, Airbus EC-135, Airbus EC-145, Pilatus PC-12 and King Air aircraft.

"We knew the first time we utilised the ICARUS Device in our helicopters that it was a game changer not only for the level of training and proficiency but also for the comfort level of our pilots and clinicians. Using the device in the fixed wing fleet will allow us to take training to a level only previously available in a simulator," says chief pilot Art Connolly.

The Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding System (ICARUS) is a smart view limiting device that gives instructor pilots (IPs) the ability to simulate degraded visual environments in the aircraft. It changes visibility and allows IPs to dial in the visibility for dynamic scenario-based training.

Over 300 Icarus Devices are flying coast to coast for initial and recurrent training in everything from a Cessna 172 to a CH-47 Chinook.

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