Hawaii Life Flight is part of a new docu-series, ‘Hawaii Air Rescue,’ which is scheduled to premiere on the Weather Channel with double episodes at 3 and 3:30 p.m., Sept. 12, as of North Hawaii News press time.
The project began last year when producers visited Hawaii to evaluate a potential series on air medicine, and were impressed by the aloha spirit of the Hawaii Life Flight personnel. The idea of the air medical television series was presented to various networks and was eventually picked up by the Weather Channel. The new television series call “Hawaii Air Rescue” will feature Hawaii Life Flight and is being produced by Zero Point Zero Productions, producer of shows such as “Meat Men” and “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”
Hawaii Life Flight provides fixed-wing air medical transportation throughout the Hawaiian Islands, with bases in Kona, Hilo, Kamuela, Maui, Honolulu and Lihue.
In the docu-series, viewers look into the traumatic and often life-threatening situations that present themselves every day. It will also highlight the challenges faced in an area comprised of many separated islands, making air medical transportation essential to Hawaii’s health care network.
Without the option to transport patients with ground vehicles from the Neighbor Islands, the Hawaii Air Rescue Series shows just how valuable Hawaii Life Flight’s services are to the people living on, and visiting, the islands of Hawaii.