Ornge transports patients into all parts of Ontario. The climate and weather conditions at origin may be very different from what you find at the destination. Sometimes Ornge flights are diverted to a community where the weather is not as you may have expected.
Everyday clothes may be adequate on board the aircraft, but you need to be dressed appropriately for unanticipated or emergency landings. As a general rule, you should wear clothes appropriate for spending a significant amount of the day or night outdoors.
Throughout the year please ensure to dress comfortably and wear closed-toe, nonslip footwear. During the spring, please wear or carry a jacket for cool evenings. In the winter, please ensure to:
- Wear a winter jacket and closed toe footwear appropriate for the season.
- Winter boots are strongly encouraged.
- Gloves/Mitts and toque
- Winter clothing should be worn in layers so they can be added or removed as temperature changes.
Please note: The Ornge Pilot in Command (PIC) has responsibility for the safety of those on board any may prevent someone from boarding the aircraft if the PIC feels his or her clothing is not appropriate for weather conditions.
Help us ensure your safety! Dress appropriately for the season when flying with Ornge.