Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., sponsored the first ever MedEvac Foundation Chairman’s Award that was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Charlotte, NC., during a donor reception.
“This new award is just one way for us to continually honor the Helicopter Air Ambulance operators and the numerous men and women that save lives every day across the country,” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “The MedEvac Foundation does great work taking care of families that have lost loved ones, providing education opportunities and other critical things within the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).”
The winner of the award is Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) out of Asheville, North Carolina. Pilots Dutch Fridd and Mathew Witt were recognized at a ceremony on December 13, at the NASCAR hall of fame.
"The MedEvac Foundation Chairman's Award allows the recognition of extraordinary contributions to the medical transport industry, and with AMTC located in Charlotte, North Carolina this year, it seemed particularly fitting to honor North Carolina-based program MAMA and their pilots,” said MedEvac Foundation International Chairman Dave Thomson. “Their work in gaining FAA approval for NVG technology took tremendous effort and commitment, and has had a lasting impact on safety in the air medical community. It is an honor to have ASU sponsoring and supporting this award, underscoring the significant role that MAMA, Mr. Fridd and Mr. Witt have played in our shared history."