Survival Flight

Survival Flight helicopter on the landing pad with the hospital in the background.

Please call 800-822-2233 for transport requests via helicopter or fixed-wing airplane.

Survival Flight, the U of M Health critical care transport program, provides rapid and safe transport of critically ill and injured patients of any age group. Our team of highly experienced flight nurses are dually licensed as paramedics and are nationally known for their skill and expertise.

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Aviation services are provided by Metro Aviation. Metro Aviation is responsible for control of all flight operations and staffing of flight crew and mechanics.Mission, Vision and Values


Survival Flight is committed to the following promise to our patients and collaborative partners:

  • We will provide safe and rapid access to tertiary care using expertise generated from and proven through evidence-based research and best practices.
  • We will provide a continuum of care, delivered by professionals and endorsed by world class Michigan Medicine.
  • We will be a resource for our patients and families, the medical community and the public, in our effort to improve the delivery of health care and education to all.


To Be "The Benchmark"


Safety, respect, premier clinical expertise, outstanding customer service, and commitment to academic excellence.