Life Flight

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® is a critical care, air medical transport service based in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1976 by James "Red" Duke, MD, Life Flight serves the community within a 150-mile radius of Houston's Texas Medical Center with helicopters, and worldwide using fixed-wing transport. We are the only hospital-based air ambulance serving Houston and surrounding communities. Since its inaugural flight, Memorial Hermann Life Flight has flown more than 162,000 missions.

An integral community resource provided by Memorial Hermann, Life Flight operates as a hospital-based, non-profit organization and relies on community support and fundraising efforts to pay for the service. The annual service costs about $15 million to support the program, none of which comes from tax dollars. At an estimated new cost of $50 million, a much-needed new fleet will expand Life Flight’s range, enhance technology and improve safety. More important, it will save many, many more lives in our community – quite possibly, the life of someone you know or love.