FLIGHT TEAM OFFICE
procedure and Safety
Steps for setting up a Landing Zone for LIFESTAR
Choose a location that is best clear of obstacles like power lines, guy wires, towers, trees or debris that could potentially become flying objects (make sure the LZ is not in an area that there is loose dirt like freshly tiled fields or debris that could injury or blind the pilot while landing)
Emergent vehicles may be used to mark obstacles
One ground contact that the pilot will communicate with
The LZ can be set up with LIFESTAR LZ kit, headlights or flares that will not potentially blow away when the aircraft is landing
Advise LIFESTAR Dispatch the frequency (Med Channel, UHF Freq or VHF Freq) that will be utilized to communicate with the aircraft
AFD! use TXFIR 1 (our channel 11) to communicate with Pilot!
LIFESTAR generally requests Landing Zones 100×100 for daytime & night time
Landing Area (T.O.W.W.)
Please advise the pilot of the following conditions:
Flight crews are responsible for loading and unloading equipment and will direct the loading and unloading of patients
Landing site should be set up and controlled by a designated individual with assistance of local law enforcement personnel
In the event the pilot feels the LZ is unsafe he will abort the landing and communicate with the ground contact to assure another LZ
For information or questions on Landing Zone Safety or if you would like to request a Landing Zone class for your hospital or department please Contact LIFESTAR anytime.