ECHO Future Flight Crew

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Helping the next generation earn their wings

Too often, we have heard the stories of well qualified candidates who were unsuccessful at applying for a position with an air medical transport program. Rather than sit around and talk about how we wish that wouldn't happen, we decided to roll up our sleeves and be the change that the industry needs. Since then, we have been working on designing and improving a unique program that offers something no one else does. Using the passion that we share for a job we love, it was born. Future Flight Crew.

Because for us, we remember what it was like to be that person on the outside looking in. We remember what it was like to feel our heart racing every time we saw a helicopter land on our scene or at our emergency room.

Since the inception of Future Flight Crew, we have celebrated several members earning a spot with a flight program. But we've also recognized the meaningful victories of other members who are putting one foot in front of the other and continue to grind towards their goal. Whether it's earning their advanced certification or moving across the country to start a new job that will make you a better candidate for that flagship flight program, we all celebrate every victory of our FFC members. Because when you win, we all win.

 

History of the program

In 2016, the Future Flight Crew (FFC) was started as a way for ECHO to help provide guidance to the next generation of flight crews. The FFC offers selected applicants the tools they need and the confidence to earn their spot with a flight program. 

Boston was the site of ECHO's Critical Care Conference in March 2017. The FFC members who attended participated in a pre-conference workshop, attended crew resource management training, and listened to several speakers present on current and emerging trends in emergency and critical care medicine. They were also given the opportunity to sit down with some of the best in the industry to ask pertinent questions regarding several top programs in the country. Boston MedFlight, DHART, AirMethods, and Duke Life Flight were all represented during this panel discussion.

It was the greatest experience I have had in my career so far and I learned so much that I can use in the future.
— Jason Robinson (ECHO Future Flight Crew Boston)

For our October 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, we opened up ten spots for motivated individuals to join us. These individuals had the opportunity to learn from selected ECHO members about what it takes to get into public service aviation. Presentations were supplemented with mock interviews, best practice tips for working in high fidelity simulation labs, and table top discussions with some inspiring leaders.

As ECHO launches into 2018, the Future Flight Crew program will be taking our services to the next level. We have recruited some of the best in the industry to continue to help the next generation of flight crews. You can expect a personalized approach for every applicant after teaming up with one of our mentors. We are designing a focused approach to guidance and education to help provide you exactly what you need to get your flight career off the ground.