CALSTAR Announces New Director of Flight Operations

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - July 2, 2014 - PRLog -- California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has named Scott P. Tish as their new Director of Flight Operations, effective July 7, 2014.

A veteran pilot of 35 years, Tish’s aviation career began in 1979 as a US Army pilot. For the last twenty-eight years of his civilian career, Tish has focused on emergency medical services operations, working for organizations such as Lifeguard Medical Transport in Oregon, Marian Air Care in Iowa, University Hospital Wisconsin, and most recently, Air Methods, serving first as a Check Airman and then the Aviation Training Manager before becoming Chief Pilot.

Tish is ATP and CFII (helicopter) rated, including Basic Ground Instruction. He has over 7200 hours of flight time, 1370 of which were night operations, and 560 of which were under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

“Having direct responsibility for the safe and efficient conduct of CALSTAR’s flight operations, Tish will have operational control over all flights conducted under the regulatory requirements of CFR 14, Part 135,” explains Tad Henderson, CALSTAR’s Chief Operations Officer, “which includes CALSTAR’s fleet of EC135 and BO105LS helicopters as well as our B200 King Air aircraft.”

Lynn Malmstrom, CALSTAR’s CEO added, “We’re excited that Scott has chosen to join our organization. His experience and cumulative knowledge will help him provide the strong leadership our team of professional pilots deserves for years to come.”

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1983. Headquartered at McClellan Park in Sacramento, CALSTAR provides emergency air medical transport across a diverse area from Santa Barbara in the south to Ukiah in the north, and from San Francisco to Nevada.  The company’s mission is to save lives, reduce disability and speed recovery for victims of trauma and illness through rapid transport, quality medical care and education.

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