Angel MedFlight’s Learjet to be sold at Barrett-Jackson*

Looking for a new way to get around? Angel MedFlight’s beautifully restored Learjet 35 can be yours next weekend at the Barrett-Jackson auction on April 6 in West Palm Beach, Fla.Angel MedFlight operates a small fleet of Learjets for its premiere worldwide air ambulance service. But director of flight operations Brandon Kearns says the 35 is being sold because the company has begun using the slightly larger Learjet 60 for ambulance duties. Kearns says the Learjet 35, “is a wonderful airplane, but part of  our mission statement is critical-care transport. We have discovered over the years that the Lear 60 is just as good a mechanical platform, but the cabin size is larger. The 60 provides more standup space.”

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Interior of Learjet 35

Manufactured in 1975,  the Learjet 35 was purchased by Angel MedFlight, which spent the past couple of years refurbishing it. Kearns says it was redone to the point where “every single element, every single aspect of the airplane is brand new. It has the latest, greatest technology from the ground up.”

The 35 is not only completely restored but also modernized as a usable aircraft  that is ready for the most demanding travel assignments. This even includes a round of golf in New Zealand, if that’s your fancy. The aircraft is compliant with all the current regulatory guidance here and abroad.

Angel MedFlight decided to sell the 35 at Barrett-Jackson after demonstrating the sleek aircraft and its services at the Scottsdale auction in January. It was part of the company’s display and became a hit with visitors who were allowed to look inside.

Glimmering in its silver, black and burgundy livery, the restored 1975 Learjet will fit right in alongside the shiny classic hot rods and muscle cars.

Learjet 35 Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance taking off from KSDL

Learjet 35 Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance taking off from KSDL

This will not be the first time that Barrett-Jackson, known worldwide for its auto auctions, will feature a classic airplane. In 2009, a 1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor sold for more than $1 million and in 2010, a 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H47 went for over $600,000.

While the Learjet 35 goes up for auction on Saturday April 6, Angel MedFlight will be on site all week in Palm Beach promoting its Travel Assurance Promise program. Make sure to stop by the TAP booth.

VIP tours of the aircraft will offered to interested buyers only at Palm Beach International Airport. Media may also schedule a tour by contacting Jennifer Vogel at 480-440-0485.

The 11th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, April 4-6.

*Angel MedFlight currently utilizes the services of sole and exclusive FAA F.A.R. Part 135 vendors, such as AeroJet Services, LLC (License Number: J7EA116I).

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