AMES Rolls-Royce 250-C18 powered Fairchild Hiller FH-1100 Helicopter

45th Anniversary of Air Medical Evacuation Services (AMES)

PHOENIX, Ariz., (May 26, 2014) - Civilian use of helicopters for emergency medical services (EMS) seems like a standard service today in the U.S. and many other countries. Use of helicopters as air ambulances is something that took a while to develop however. The first formal program to test of helicopters for EMS for civilian use started 45 years ago today (May 26, 1969) with Arizona Helicopters Inc., now known as Air Services Int’l., LLC.

1967 Arizona Helicopters Job Advert

We Were Hiring Helicopter Technicians In 1967 & We Still Are Today

PHOENIX, Ariz., (March 18, 2014) - Going through old newspaper articles recently we found one of our old job adverts from Saturday March 18, 1967 in the Arizona Republic newspaper.

The ad is pretty simple, stating “AIRCRAFT MECHANIC Must have FAA airframe & power plant rating, interested in learning helicopter overhaul & maintenance.”

There are some other interesting job ads on the same page including one for a Xerox Operator and another for a Computer Programmer with experience in COBOL.

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