Guardian Flight Alaska Announces Plans to Expand Base on Kenai Peninsula


New fixed-wing aircraft will expand access to lifesaving care to residents in emergency situations.
Guardian Flight Alaska today announced its plans to expand its air medical base on the Kenai Peninsula. Located alongside the Guardian Flight helicopter base at the Kenai Municipal Airport, the new fixed-wing base will expand access to lifesaving care for residents in Bristol Bay, Kodiak Island, Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula.

“We are incredibly proud to be expanding our services and increasing access for patients in southern south-central Alaska,” said Delvinee Dillingham, regional director for Guardian Flight Alaska. “This is a dynamic air medical operation with both mid-range and long-distance coverage now available through our rotor-wing and new fixed-wing asset.”

The new fixed-wing base will be staffed by highly trained and experienced pilots, flight nurses, and flight paramedics. The King Air 200 aircraft operated at this base is an incredibly capable twin-turboprop plane with an average travel distance of 1075 nautical miles. The aircraft is medically configured with the latest avionics and safety features and has a noise-reduced cabin for patient comfort.

According to Dillingham, the expansion of this base will help boost the local economy in the form of job opportunities on the peninsula. For more information about career opportunities with Guardian Flight Alaska, visit Guardian Flight Careers (

Guardian Flight is a participating provider in the AirMedCare Network (AMCN), the nation’s largest air medical transport membership program with more than 320 air medical locations across 38 states. Members have no out-of-pocket costs for the flight only if flown by an AMCN participating provider for a life-or limb-threatening injury or illness. Whatever the member’s insurance or third-party insurance pays is considered payment in full. Annual memberships start at $125. 
Guardian Flight Alaska Announces Plans to Expand Base on Kenai Peninsula