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AirCare Begins

AirCare Begins

AirCare, which is North Carolina Baptist Hospital’s “helicopter ambulance”, made its first lift-off on May 15, 1986. A Bell Model 222 helicopter is shown here in a press conference at the hospital’s new helipad which was then located at the corner of Queen Street and Medical Center Boulevard.

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  1. The caption incorrectly identifies the 1st of NCBH’s AirCare ships as a Bell 412 – the helicopter pictured here is a Bell Model 222 with retractable landing gear. This ship was replaced with a Black, Gold & White 222 with fixed skids which allowed for fuel & equipment to be carried in the side pods. The Bell 412’s (a 4-blade variant of the venerable 212 “Huey”) came later.

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