CHARLOTTESVILLE,Va. (WCAV)-- After dozens of upgrades, Pegasus and the UVA Medical Center is celebrating 30 years of service.
Bob Knox was one of the original paramedics on board Pegasus, when it first took flight. He says that the helicopter is great for getting around in emergencies, but the crew is most important.
There is a three person crew with a flight nurse, paramedic and pilot, and they can travel hundreds of miles in a day.
"One of the employees at UVA came up with Pegasus, which is the winged horse that brought wounded warriors off the battlefield. We thought that was really appropriate and somewhat unique, and that it set us apart," said Bob Knox, a Pegasus paramedic.
Each year, Pegasus makes nearly 650 trips to help save lives around central Virginia.