Airborne Air Ambulance is professionally staffed to plan and carry out every detail of safe and comfortable air ambulance flights. We handle all details for a smooth transition for the patient to and from the aircraft by ground transportation, accompanied bedside-to-bedside by our flight crew. We operate FAA-Certified air ambulance aircraft and our equipment meets or exceeds ICU standards for emergency response and life support.
Our fixed wing aircraft are used for inter-facility transfers when the patient needs urgent care that is not available at the sending facility. Air medical transports allow the patient to get to a higher level of care, faster. Additional space in the aircraft allows a family member to fly with the patient.
We have extensive experience working in hospitals and understand what case managers need to know to get patients transported quickly, whether it is to and from rehabilitation centers, private residences hospitals or special care facilities. We coordinate and track every step of your medical transport, including hospital and faculty arrangements, ground ambulance service and other medical equipment.
Airborne Air Ambulance, a dba of Airborne Flying Service, Inc. (AFS), operates out of Garland County, Arkansas.
We have been fully qualified to perform Fixed Wing Air Ambulance missions by the Arkansas Department of Health since October 8, 1997.
We provide air charter services from Hot Springs and support several Fixed Wing Air Ambulance providers licensed in Arkansas.
Our medical operations, Arkansas Air Ambulance, are in Pulaski county.
Since 2016, Arkansas Air Ambulance EMS has an aircraft based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mac Armstrong is a Principal of Blue Water Solutions, Inc.(BWS), and former President of Airborne Flying Service, Inc. which is owned by BWS. He is a retired US Air Force Lt. General who served as the Senior Vice President-Operations at the Air Transport Association of America, overseeing that organization’s heavy concentration on safety and regulatory compliance. As chairman of the Commercial Aviation Safety Team, he led the airline industry's response to the White House Commission goal of reducing airline accidents 80% by 2007, in which a reduction of 74% was in place by his retirement in mid-2003. The goal was soon completed and surpassed through the rigorous process improvements that had been devised and implemented by the major US airlines, under his disciplined leadership. Prior to that duty, he served as Executive Vice President-Operations at Delta Air Lines. He also served as Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Compliance at Delta and at US Airways.
Mac has a MS in Business Administration from Auburn University and a BS in General Studies/Geology from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Lyle is the President of Airborne Flying Service and has been the Medical Director of Airborne Air Ambulance since 2008.
He is also an Emergency Department Physician at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock and is the Medical Director for Baptist MedFlight.
Dr. Lyle has pilot certificates including commercial pilot for single and multi-engine airplanes, instrument pilot, flight instructor, instrument flight instructor and ground instructor.
Dr. Lyle earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Southern Arkansas University.
JB Kirk is an insightful, results-driven executive who has held multiple operations management assignments at both American and Delta Air Lines during 12 years of service. Over the last 10 years, he has served as a strategic advisor to senior executives at commerical airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and repair stations.
JB is also the Principal and Founder of Blue Water Solutions, a consulting firm which deploys former executives and subject matter experts alongside niche service and technology providers using well-defined processes and technologies to complete assignments across a broad spectrum of operations disciplines. BWS customers are aircraft manufacturers, major and regional airlines, repair stations, technology providers, as well as private equity firms.
JB has a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Colorado School of Mines, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute
Airborne Air Ambulance has a 100-percent record for safety and patient satisfaction. We are the first choice by repeat clients. Airborne Air Ambulance’s safety record exceeds a million air miles — every one without an accident. Our FAA-certified pilots and aircraft have safely delivered thousands of patients to their medical flight destinations.
Airborne Air Ambulance maintains its unblemished record with rigorous equipment maintenance, personnel certification and advanced training. Every flight is meticulously reviewed from both a medical and an aviation safety standpoint. The medical decisions include specific evaluations regarding basic, advanced or critical life support equipment and services.
"From the moment I spoke with communications about insurance to end of flight everyone was so professional and nice. I'm a retired Navy Commander and to fly with a pilot that has military background eased my mind. The staff was very helpful, knowledgeable and kind towards me. They kept me informed during the flight, help me call my loved ones when we landed. They have me first class care and I'm grateful for that. I stayed 3 days in hospital and came home to recover with my daughter. If I ever need to be flown again out of state Arkansas Air Ambulance is who I will call."
“MEMS provided 193 YTD transports for Airborne Flying Service. Working with Airborne Flying Service has been a great pleasure, we have a good working relationship and enjoy helping Airborne Flying Service. They have qualified employees that make the transport go smoothly. We are always trying to improve our response times and Airborne Flying Service understands sometimes this can be out of our control. We look forward to working more with Airborne Flying Service in the future.”
“It's not always the patient and/or passengers who might be concerned with flying in weather, sometimes it's the medical crew. We have medical personnel that get concerned when there's weather in the area where a trip is going. Airborne pilots have eased their concerns, and assured the medical crew that they are safe and that they would not do anything to put them in jeopardy. Airborne has been very prompt, efficient, and easy to work with in our flights we do with them.”