LifeFlight of Maine and the LifeFlight Foundation host, offer, and participate in various events throughout the year, including training and education opportunities, donor events, blood drives, and ground safety courses.
Upcoming LifeFlight Foundation Events
LifeFlight of Maine, recognized nationally and internationally for safety, quality, and innovation, is in the midst of a comprehensive project to improve aviation medicine. LifeFlight is working with the FAA developing a national demonstration Low-Level Instrument Helicopter Flight Routes (IFR) project joining LifeFlight’s existing instrument flight procedures at hospitals, islands, and airports with a flight route structure enhancing LifeFlight’s safety and reliability in serving communities across Maine.
Maine has complex aviation weather and LifeFlight, the Maine Department of Transportation, and the Maine Department of Public Safety have been working cooperatively for many years on aviation infrastructure to enhance safety. These flight route structures resemble in the sky major road travel corridors including Rte. 1, I-295, I-95, Rte. 3, and Rte. 9 and will extend to the western communities of Maine.
For Maine this means significantly improved access to time critical emergency care. The ‘next gen’ precision route structure supports LifeFlight’s fleet of state of the art helicopters to safely provide transport of critically ill and injured patients from community hospitals and rural areas. The project simultaneously improves rural emergency medical care in Maine and allows the FAA to develop a repeatable process for precision routes nationwide.
To inform and engage the community, LifeFlight will hold three community meetings at our base sites from 6:30-7:45pm. The meetings will have both in person and zoom options. To register and receive an invitation and/or zoom link please contact: Amy McKinley firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meetings are scheduled from 6:30-7:45pm on:
- September 20, 2022 – Sanford Community Engagement Meeting
6:30-7:45pm, LifeFlight 4 Base Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport, 29 Presidential Lane, Sanford.
- September 21, 2022 – Auburn-Lewiston Community Engagement Meeting
6:30-7:45pm, LifeFlight 2 Base, Auburn-Lewiston Airport, 49 White Hangar Drive, Auburn
- September 22, 2022 – Bangor Community Engagement Meeting
6:30-7:45pm, LifeFlight 1/3 Base, Bangor International Airport, 189 Odlin Road, Bangor
- June 19, 2023 – Emergency Care Open Golf Tournament
The LifeFlight Foundation team loves to connect with our community through various events during the year. Each summer we hold the Emergency Care Open, a lively golf tournament that raises funds for our education programs. The 2023 tournament will be held in June at Waterville Country Club. Learn more about the ECO and be sure to register early as this event usually sells out in May.
- August 1-31, 2023 – Cross for LifeFlight
The largest and most inclusive Foundation event is the annual Cross for LifeFlight, a self-led, statewide, choose your own activity event that takes place for the entire month of August. Funds raised through the August 2022 CFL have helped us Complete the Fleet and bring a third, upgraded critical care helicopter to Maine. Click here to learn more about this fantastic opportunity to support LifeFlight while having a great time with your family and friends.