UT LIFESTAR Bases & Fleet

UT LIFESTAR's headquarters is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. It includes a communications center, aviation maintenance facility and administrative offices.

The medical helicopter fleet is comprised of Eurocopter EC-135s and Bell 407s, and UT LIFESTAR is able to provide the most rapid transport to area hospitals.

We fly more than 2,200 patients per year to hospitals across our region. We provide services to East Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.

The service area can extend beyond the marked area on the map.

Service area map for UT LIFESTAR

Our Bases

To complement its state of the art aircraft fleet, UT LIFESTAR also maintains five, 24-hour aeromedical bases located strategically throughout the East Tennessee Region. Bases in Morristown, Sweetwater, Sevierville, Jacksboro and Rockwood allow for more expedient travel times to both our patients and health care partners, ultimately increasing a patient's chance of survival.

UT LIFESTAR 1 - Morristown

Moore-Murrell Field
5573 Old Highway 11E
Morristown, TN 37814
Aircraft: EC-135
Mike Jones, Base Clinical Lead
Kirk Knox, Base Aviation Manager

UT LIFESTAR 2 - Rockwood

Rockwood Municipal Airport
256 Rockwood Airport Drive
Rockwood, TN 37854
Aircraft: EC-135
Les Roberts, Base Clinical Lead
Timothy Grimes, Base Aviation Manager

UT LIFESTAR 3 - Sevierville

Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport
1215 Airport Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
Aircraft: Bell 407
Rocky Walker, Base Clinical Lead
Grant Weir, Base Aviation Manager

UT LIFESTAR 4 - Jacksboro

Campbell County Airport
588 Memorial Lane
Jacksboro, TN 37757
Aircraft: Bell 407
Jonah Heffron, Base Clinical Lead
Rollin Knifley, Base Aviation Manager

UT LIFESTAR 5 - Sweetwater

Highway 60 Industrial Park
333 Pleasant Grove Road
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Aircraft: Bell 407
Jeanie Diden, Base Clinical Lead
Dennis Brown, Base Aviation Manager

Our Fleet

UT LIFESTAR is the East Tennessee region's choice for air medical critical care transport.

Serving a 150 mile radius of Knoxville, the organization's patients and health care partners can expect safe and patient-centered care from our experienced flight crews.

The fleet consists of two American Eurocopter EC-135 helicopters and three Bell 407 helicopters.

The aircraft are strategically located, delivering solutions for rapid helicopter transport and definitive and life saving emergency care.

Expanding Our Reach

After recognizing the needs of our patients and health care partners, UT LIFESTAR strategically placed its aircraft across the region to minimize the aircraft travel to hospitals and EMS agencies in the field.

Through collaborative efforts and partnerships, this has allowed UT LIFESTAR improved delivery time of our critical care transport teams and definitive medicine to patients served.

An aircraft can be in most locations within our service area in 15 minutes or less.

The five bases allow emergency staff to respond closer to the scene, which cuts the response time and, therefore, increases patient chances of survival.