Air Methods Founder Receives Living Legends of Aviation Award

Air Methods Founder Receives Living Legends of Aviation Award

DENVER, Jan. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation
(Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced
today that Company Founder Mr. Roy Morgan was recently honored with the Living
Legends Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award presented by Bell Helicopter at the
10^th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills. The award
recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the
rotorcraft industry.

Mr. Morgan is one of the founders of Air Methods and since the Company's
inception in 1980 has served in various roles including president, chief
executive officer and director until his semi-retirement in 1991. Mr. Morgan
has logged more than 19,000 flight hours in airplanes, helicopters and other
aircraft. Dedicated to the aviation field for more than 55 years, Mr. Morgan
continues to share his passion and expertise as a consultant and helping with
the development of medical flight programs around the world.

Aaron Todd, the Company's chief executive officer, stated, "On behalf of Air
Methods we extend our congratulations to Roy for being honored with such a
prestigious aviation award. From day one Roy's vision for Air Methods was to
be the leader in aviation safety and patient care, with the best of equipment
and most highly trained staff. His high standards from the start have helped
shape the Company we are today and will continue to guide us into the future."

John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter, presented Mr. Morgan with
the Living Legends Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award. John Travolta, the
"Official Ambassador of Aviation" and host of the Living Legends of Aviation
Awards, presented Mr. Morgan with a gift of a Breitling watch. The Living
Legends of Aviation Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly
Hills, CA. Living Legends include Buzz Aldrin, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman,
Bob Hoover, Kurt Russell and Sully Sullenberger.

Air Methods Corporation ( is the global leader in air
medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest
provider of air medical transport services for hospitals and one of the
largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft
Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and
aerospace technology. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased or maintained
aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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