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Central's athletic training students got some hands-on experience when the college played host to a Life Flight training session in August. The Methodist Life Flight helicopter from Des Moines landed on a practice field in Central's A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex and was welcomed by Central's six certified athletic trainers and 45 athletic training students. The pilot, four flight-certified registered nurses and the Pella ambulance staff rehearsed secure landing and take-off procedures as well as train students on how to approach and load the aircraft. Students were also instructed on making Life Flight calls during an athletics event and received equipment orientation.
The event was featured in the NATA News in October.