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PennSTAR is a fully licensed flight service in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Since 1998, the PennSTAR flight team has flown the equivalent mileage to circle the earth more than 65 times and rendered lifesaving care to more than 30,000 patients.

PennSTAR is the only air medical program in eastern Pennsylvania with an all single pilot instrument flight rules (SPIFR)-certified aircraft fleet and night vision goggle (NVG) capabilities.

Since the program began in 1988, PennSTAR has maintained a perfect safety record with no injury accidents or significant aircraft incidents.

At the 2006 Association of Air Medical Service (AAMS) Conference in Phoenix, the PennSTAR flight team was awarded the American Eurocopter Platinum Safety Award for completing over 20,000 accident-free patient flights.

PennSTAR aircraft can reach all parts of Delaware, New Jersey, central Pennsylvania and southern New York in 30 minutes or less.

PennSTAR is the only not-for-profit medical helicopter service operating in the Delaware Valley, and accepts most insurance plans for medically necessary patient flights.


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