Recent News and updates

Spring Family & Phoenix Supporting SPCA Program

Posted by on May 18, 2017 3:30 pm in News | 0 comments

The Fort McMurray SPCA and Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force have partnered to undertake large scale spay and neuter clinics in several RMWB First Nations communities in June 2017, and the Spring Family and Phoenix Heli-Flight have come on board to sponsor a portion of the clinics.

Read more here:

Spring Water Bucket Training

Posted by on May 15, 2017 11:41 am in News | 0 comments

Have a look at an edit we put together of some spring water bucket training:

East Coast Lobster Party w/ Chef Michael Smith

Posted by on January 17, 2017 4:39 pm in News | 1 comment

In support of the Local H.E.R.O. Foundation
Featuring Chef Michael Smith

The Local H.E.R.O. Foundation is proud to present its inaugural East Coast Lobster Party, a fundraiser to help keep HERO 1 in the air and saving lives. The Foundation funds the only Fort McMurray based helicopter providing emergency medical helicopter services 24/7 in Northeastern Alberta.

Join us the evening of Saturday March 4th 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at Shell Place where world renowned Canadian chef Michael Smith and friends will host a memorable evening of maritime feasting and fun. There will be a variety of fun ways to participate in donating to this critical program.

Dress code is casual.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, call 780-799-0141 to support our life saving team.


H130 Painting Timelapse

Posted by on April 12, 2016 12:17 pm in News | 0 comments

Our new H130 is back to work with a fresh paintjob and we’ve put together a video of the painting process:

Turbomeca Engine Course

Posted by on April 8, 2016 9:29 am in News | 0 comments

Phoenix Heli-Flight recently hosted a Turbomeca engine course at our facility. Professional training directly from the manufacturer of our helicopter engines is a fundamental aspect of our approach to safe and reliable flight operations.

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New Medevac EC135 T2e

Posted by on August 12, 2014 4:16 pm in News | 1 comment

The Local H.E.R.O. Foundation’s new EC135 T2e was officially unveiled on July 15th, and is now nearly ready to enter into service in the region. Take a look at the aircraft being painted and assembled, a walk-through of it at the factory, and a video put together by Shaw TV Fort McMurray of the unveiling ceremony.

Video of Training and Missions

Posted by on June 6, 2014 1:06 pm in News | 0 comments

We’ve been very busy this spring, and we’ve captured some great footage of training and missions that we’ll be posting to YouTube in the near future. Here are a few screenshots:


Flight Training

Glen Rob Flight Training

Glen Swiss Flight Training

River Valley

Glen Ned Flight Training


Hover Exit Training

Hover Exit Training


Water Bucket Training

Bucket Training 2

Bucket Training

Bucket Training 3


Float Training

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Float Training



Tarsands Lions Club Donation to Local HERO

Posted by on March 3, 2014 4:26 pm in News | 0 comments

Phoenix Heli-Flight and the Local HERO Foundation would like to thank the Fort McMurray Tarsands Lions Club for their generous donation to the Local HERO Foundation! It is the support of community groups such as the Tarsands Lions Club which proves that the community believes in the value of the dedicated medevac helicopter program.

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Tarsands Lions Club                               Local HERO Foundation

EC175 Makes Another Stop at Phoenix

Posted by on February 25, 2014 1:51 pm in News | 0 comments

The EC175 helicopter which had been engaged in cold weather testing in the Canadian Arctic returned to Phoenix Heli-Flight today. The helicopter stopped for a fuel on its way back to Edmonton, where it will be loaded back onto the Antonov AN-124 cargo aircraft which brought it to Canada.

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HERO 1 Seeing Steady Use

Posted by on February 24, 2014 1:42 pm in News | 0 comments

It has been a busy few months for the Local HERO Foundation’s medevac helicopter, HERO 1. Since receiving Transport Canada approval to begin night operations on December 19th, 2013 HERO 1 has been dispatched 25 times.  Reinforcing the need for a medevac helicopter available 24/7 is the fact that 7 of the medevac flights have been at night. While donations have begun to come in, the Local HERO Foundation still requires much more funding to ensure the future of the program. Please follow this link to support the HERO 1 medevac helicopter: