Letter to the Editor 2-22-13
The proposed hospital for Cloud County Health Center will be built on Blosser Municipal Airport near the main runway. This concept makes a lot of sense in our rural area when time is critical and specialized medical care is several hours away by ground ambulance.
Most air evacuations are done by helicopter. However, most helicopter operations only operate under visual flight conditions. If weather conditions of low clouds and visibility exist, a fixed-wing aircraft capable of flying in less than visual conditions will be required. To evaluate these weather conditions for landing, accurate reporting is critical for pilots. Blosser Municipal Airport currently has 24-hour weather reporting that is available either by phone or aircraft radio. Along with airfield and runway lights, pilots use their aircraft navigation equipment to locate the airport during nighttime or conditions of low clouds and visibility. Blosser Municipal Airport has the most modern GPS approaches that normally are only available at larger airports.
A hospital on an airport allows a critically ill patient to be stabilized by a local medical team and then evacuated by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft to a medical facility where specialized medical care is available. And by the way, I can add that the medical teams on these aircraft are top notch.
So what will this cost the average taxpayer in Cloud County? Seventy-five dollars if you send $10,000 or $150 if you spend $20,000 in a year. Looks like a bargain to me. Vote YES.
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