By Angel MedFlight Contributor
The personal pages have become a collection of dog photos, and “Hit ‘Like’ if you remember CB radios.” But for a company like Angel MedFlight, Facebook is an important way for us to interact with the public and to offer people another window into the outstanding air ambulance service we provide.
Readers enjoy interacting with us on Facebook as we recently surpassed 13,000 likes. And your likes have come from as far away as Egypt and Australia, emphasizing our status as a worldwide air ambulance service.
Social media has become increasingly visual. While users enjoy reading a thoughtful post, they seem to relish photos. It’s said a picture can tell a thousand words. We at Angel MedFlight agree with that age-old philosophy.
Words can tell a story, but it’s the photo attached to that entry which catches your eye. On the Angel MedFlight Facebook page you’ll notice virtually all our posts have a photo attached.
At Angel MedFlight we want to get you better acquainted with the great people who make up our company. So we feature “Meet the Staff Monday,” where you get to see the faces behind our company and some information on the role they play with our team.
You’ll also find on our Facebook page weekly aviation facts and photos our jets. Let’s face it, planes are showstoppers. We as a public are fascinated with flight. Watch folks at the airport looking out at jets from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Raise your hand if you’ve parked somewhere just to watch planes take off and land. Angel MedFlight has a fleet of medically configured jets and if you haven’t noticed, we like to show them to you on Facebook. People dig planes. And we’ve seen from your feedback on Facebook — you really like ours.
One of our posts last month was an aviation fact stating a Learjet 60 can climb 41,000 feet in 18.5 minutes at maximum weight. At the time of this writing that post and the accompanying photo of one of our Angel MedFlight Learjet 60s taking off from Scottsdale was viewed by over 2,000 people and had received 39 “likes” and several comments.
The comments. We are touched by them. On a recent “Meet the Staff” photo, a reader commented, “the world welcomes you…and I personally thank you for making the smallest (or largest) of differences in someone’s day!” Then there was the trivia post asking if Angel MedFlight conducts Specialty Care Transports, while the answer is ‘Yes we do,’ one reader simply replied, “You guys are “Angels In Flight.” Another reader recently posted, “You guys are awesome! Keep up the great work!”
Angel MedFlight is happy to know that our Facebook friends appreciate the unparalleled care we provide to our patients and it’s a pleasure to engage with you on this important social media tool. If you haven’t done so already, stop by our Facebook page and see more of what we are about.