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Eagle Air Med began in 1981 in response to a drastic need for quicker medical transportation in the four corner states, specifically the Navajo Nation. The original owner, Jon Hunt, responded to a call from a local doctor to provide air medical transportation for a young man who was involved in a motorcycle crash and subsequently shattered his ankle. Jon, the physician, and the patient, boarded the company’s Cessna 172 and headed for Salt Lake City. Jon was part owner of Blanding Flying Service and used the 172 and a Cessna 206 for scenic flights as well as a number of other revenue ventures. That first medical flight opened a new business opportunity and soon the company was working with Indian Health Service and local clinics to provide non-emergent transports in the Four Corners Area.