Eagle Air Med began in 1981 in response to a drastic need for quicker medical transportation in the Four Corners states, specifically the Navajo Nation. Our founder, Jon Hunt, was part owner in Blanding Flying Service, which offered scenic flights among other ventures. However, after responding to a doctor's call for assistance transporting an injured motorcyclist. Hund saw the need for a new business and soon the company was working with Indian Health Service and local clinics to provide non-emergent transports.
A few years later, emergent transports were added. The company, known then as Blanding Air Ambulance, started promoting its medical services, hired full-time dispatchers, started purchasing more aircraft, hiring local nurses and pilots and transporting patients from around the area.
Growth in the 90’s allowed the company to upgrade the fleet to Cessna 421’s. In 2000, the corporation began to fully transition the fleet to Beechcraft King Air aircraft and has since expanded and added aircraft in the region. In 2019, Eagle Air Med became part of the Global Medical Response family. As a Global Medical Response solution we are part of an extensive national footprint that delivers unprecedented access to definitive care to the world at a moments notice.