Carilion Clinic: A Fond Farewell to the Bell 412 - UPDATE - Video of Event Posted

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Friday, April 17, 2009

A Fond Farewell to the Bell 412 - UPDATE - Video of Event Posted

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For the past 19 years, the white and blue, twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter has been an icon in Western Virginia skies, transporting nearly 10,000 patients as Carilion Life-Guard 10. later this month, the Bell 412 will be replaced with a new helicopter.


The new helicopter brings significant upgrades in flight safety technology, and we're excited about that - but its still bittersweet because we'll miss the 412 and her distinctive "whomp-whomp-whomp" rotor sounds.


Today (Friday April 17th) and tomorrow, we'll hold a public retirement send for the Bell 412, which will be refurbished by its owner, Air Methods, and continue serving as a civilian transport helicopter.



More about the new helicopter coming next week!