Air Methods Founder Receives Living Legends of Aviation Award

Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm EST

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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 10th 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 (www.airmethods.com
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) 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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