Tour GundersenAIR hangars during August events
You are invited to tour GundersenAIR's hangars in Decorah and Sparta.
Open house events are set for:
- Decorah: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 2343 Shagbark Lane just northwest of the Decorah Municipal Airport
- Sparta: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport at 6058 Hangar Way in Sparta
During both events, you can tour the facilities and adjacent helipads and crew quarters. A helicopter also will be onsite, unless dispatched to an emergency.
GundersenAIR stations its two technologically and medically-advanced helicopters in Sparta and Decorah for quick access to remote locations and regional hospitals.
"We strategically looked at our whole service area when choosing Sparta and Decorah to optimize our availability and response times to serve our whole Gundersen community and service area," said Stephanie Hill, program director, GundersenAIR.
GundersenAIR's service area encompasses a 150-mile radius of La Crosse, including communities throughout western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota. A crew of 25 critical care nurses and specially-trained flight paramedics and eight pilots complete about 700 flights annually.