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Shannon AirMed1 is a joint effort between Shannon and Med-Trans. Shannon provides experienced, well-trained crew members, as well as state-of-the-art medical equipment. Med-Trans provides a safe, reliable aircraft with professionally trained pilots and maintenance staff.

Transportation via AirMed1 of critically ill or injured patients can significantly reduce time enroute to a hospital and allow patients to receive definitive care within the golden hour—the first hour following injury, heart attack, or another critical or life-threatening condition.

Shannon AirMed1 transports patients experiencing:

  • Cardiac issues
  • Trauma
  • Medical emergencies
  • Burns

Shannon AirMed1 has won the Air Medical Service Award from the Texas Department of State Health Services four times. We are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) as a requirement for our AirMed1 program.

Our Area of Coverage for AirMed1

Shannon AirMed1 provides 24-hour emergency care for area hospitals in counties across West Texas. The helicopter has extensive life-support equipment to provide care for patients in life-threatening or emergency conditions.

AirMed1 is unique in that it can provide coverage to a large area of West Texas. Shannon AirMed1 benefits more than 13 West Texas counties and hospitals in its primary service area.

West Texas spans 131,323 square miles and is home to more than 2.6 million people, or 14 percent of the state population. Of the 108 counties of West Texas, 99 are classified as rural and 54 are sparsely populated, with fewer than seven persons per square mile. Only Alaska has more frontier landmass than Texas, and most of the Texas frontier landmass is in West Texas.

Unlike East Texas, which has major urban centers and small towns that dot the highway every 10 to 12 miles, communities in West Texas are much more isolated. In fact, San Angelo is one of only seven metropolitan centers scattered across the 108 counties of West Texas. The centers serve as the healthcare hubs for people living within the region, although access to such services can mean driving two to four hours. Shannon AirMed1 is proud to provide faster access to vital healthcare for these rural areas during an emergency situation.

Membership Plan

When you or your family member is ill or injured and need emergency transportation, it helps to have friends in high places.

The Shannon AirMed membership program is designed to bring you medically necessary air ambulance services at a significantly decreased cost to you! Even though we are required by law to collect deductibles and co-payments, many insurances can still leave thousands of dollars unpaid thousands of dollars you would not have to pay as a member of this plan.

For more information about the AirMed1 membership plan, call 800.793.0010 or visit Please email us for questions.

Bell 407

The Bell 407 strikes the perfect balance between performance, reliability, and mission flexibility. The 407 is ideal for extreme environments: high altitudes, arctic conditions or even the hottest locales.

The Bell 407 features quick and easy patient loading and unloading provided by a standard bifold door with a 61-inch (155 cm) opening. It offers expanded safety and reduced operating costs from the full authority digital engine control engine fuel management system, superior reliability provided by the proven Rolls-Royce 250-C47B turbine engine and enhanced crash-resistance stemming from a robust cabin design and a rupture-resistant fuel system.


Shannon is proud to offer AirMed2, our fixed wing air ambulance service for long-distance transport of a patient. This service is a joint effort between Shannon, Eagle Med LLC, and Med-Trans Corporation.

The plane is a King Air 90 that is designed and outfitted with unique equipment and features to provide optimal care to patients during transport. It includes all the equipment and trained staff on board to provide critical care transport. The medical crew on each flight includes a critical care nurse and a flight paramedic who hold advanced certification. It includes additional unique safety features including synthetic vision, integrated traffic system, enhanced weather radar, and Nexrad radar.

AirMed2 is stationed at the San Angelo Regional Airport with its own dedicated crew available 24/7. It provides prompt medical transport of patients across greater distances to Shannon or to other facilities in the Tri-State area.

Educational Opportunities

Shannon AirMed staff members are available to help meet the educational needs of healthcare providers in our area. We offer educational opportunities for CE credit and can design a class based on education needs, utilizing training equipment such as:

  • Dirty airway simulator
  • SimMan 3G
  • Lung simulator that can be used with most vents
  • Stop the Bleed training limbs that simulate active bleeding for realistic training ATLS approved torso

CAMTS Accreditation Survey of Shannon AirMed

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of Shannon AirMed on June 6 and 7, 2024.

The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded to the program.

CAMTS accreditation standards deal with issues of patient care and safety of the transport environment. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent or valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the CAMTS site surveyors at the time of the site visit. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process. Requests for public information interviews must be made in writing and sent to CAMTS no later than 10 business days before the site survey begins. The request should also indicate the nature of the information to be provided during the interview. Such request should be addressed to:

Office of the Executive Director

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

PO Box 130

Sandy Springs, SC 29677

The Commission will acknowledge such written requests in writing or by telephone and will inform the program of the request for an interview. The Commission will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time and place of the meeting.

This notice is posted in accordance with CAMTS requirements and shall not be removed until the site visit is completed.

Classes are free, and anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to attend a class that is out of your area, please call us at 325.747.8588 so we may plan for you. If you would like to schedule a class in your area, please give us a call and we would be happy to arrange one to meet your needs.

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