Landing Zone Lectures

Safety begins from the very beginning and that includes securing a safe landing zone (LZ) for our helicopters. Our healthcare partners can arrange for a Landing Zone Lecture, offering continuing education credit, while enhancing safety and familiarity with our helicopter. Note: Multiple department/agency lectures are encouraged to reduce outreach costs. In order to arrange for a landing zone lecture, please complete the on-line registration request . A business development associate will contact you at the number listed on the registration to arrange for a landing zone lecture.

Landing Zone Setup

Landing Zone Setup

  • LZ area should be free of obstructions. Elminate these hazards:
    • Wires (surrounding the landing area and High Tension power lines within 1/2 mile
    • Towers (TV, Radio, Cellular within 1/2 mile)
    • Trees
    • Signs and Poles
    • Buildings
    • Vehicles
    • People
  • LZ area should be 100' X 100' if possible.
  • LZ should have as little of a slope as possible (less than 5 degrees).
  • LZ area should be a hard surface (concrete, asphalt, gravel, lawns, etc.).
  • LZ corners should be marked with highly visible devices (cones, flairs, strobes).
  • No debris on landing surface and within 100' of landing area.
  • Land the helicopter(s) a safe distance from the scene/patient.
  • Never point bright lights directly at the aircraft!
  • Maintain security of the LZ while the helicopter is present.

Landing Zone Briefing

  • Type of LZ surface and size.
  • How LZ is marked (cones, flairs, strobes, etc.).
  • All noted obstructions (see list above).


  • Never asssume the flight crew will see a hazard.
  • Never approach the helicopter unless directed by the flight crew.

Business: (877) 633-3598

2827 W. Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43235

Helicopter Aviation services are contracted to MedFlight through Metro Aviation, Inc. Operational control for aircraft and all flights is exercised solely by Metro Aviation.



MedFlight is a not-for-profit, CAMTS accredited air and ground critical care transportation company based in Columbus, Ohio that completes nearly 7,000 critical care transports by helicopter and Mobile Intensive Care unit each year.

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