About Us

Premier Jets was founded in 1984 by Roger B. Kelsay. Mr. Kelsay started flying privately as a teenager, and began his aviation career as a fighter pilot for the Oregon Air Guard. After retirement, Mr. Kelsay started Premier Jets and specialized in import/export, transport of goods, and movement of local EMS patients via both air and ground. Over the next three decades the business has evolved and grown, aircraft added for faster speeds and longer ranges. Premier Jets now has decades of experience in transport, and flight coordinators, medical staff, and pilots are available 24 hours a day to coordinate your transport needs.
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Licensed and 

Professional Staff

Fully Equipped Planes

Service Area

Premier Jets specializes in worldwide service, and has experience visiting nearly every part of the world. Lifeguard Air Ambulance provides fast WORLD-WIDE Air Medical Transport Service to SIX Continents and all of the Pacific Isles 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All international permitting and handling is done in house by our flight coordinators ensuring full control over the timelines and important details. Our aircraft have all be configured with special long-range modifications that mean our aircraft can travel legs of 2200 miles non-stop. This range means not only do we travel the continental US, Mexico, and Canada, but also Hawaii, the South Pacific, Asia, and Europe. Rarely destinations can be denied for reasons related to staff and aircraft safety and security, for example areas of political unrest or war zones. Those destinations will be looked at on a case by case basis.

Our Staff

Roger Kelsay – President
Ron Levesque – General Manager / Auditor
Douglas Donkel – Director of Maintenance
Chad Haar – Chief Inspector
Morgan Jenssen – Operations Manager
Gegory Lorts – Medical Director
Katherine Bomberger – Medical Program Supervisor

Accreditation's & Credentials

Premier Jets Lifeguard Air Ambulance is certified by The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. This is an independent, non-profit agency which audits and accredits aircraft and helicopter air medical transport services in the U.S. to industry-established criteria. We are inspected and re-certified every three years to 133 medical guidelines. Medical air transport patients should insure that the transport is performed by a CAMTS accredited company, if at all possible. 
Aircraft Maintenance- Our aircraft maintenance team is lead by an FAA approved Director. Each mechanic is federally certified as an Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance Technician. Internal knowledge of the aircraft fleet is backed up by Lear Jet, Inc. aircraftsystems specialists. 


“We are very happy with the services provided and happy to be home! Roger, Lorts, and Sasheen are the best! Thank you pilot Roger and Pilot Brian for getting us home safely.” 08/2017
“Outstanding staff and crew! They are world class. Please tell them- pilot/co-pilot and 2 medical staff 😊 “ 10/2017
“All medical crew were amazing. Very caring, attentive, good humor. Great interaction with the flight crew from Hawaii to Oregon. Medical crew helped remove doors at our house- that was awesome.” 05/2017
“Thank you. Don’t know what we would have done without your help” 07/2017
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