November 29, 2023 | Our Team

STARS congratulates Dr. JN Armstrong for being inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Portrait of STARS Board Member Dr. JN Armstrong photographed in the STARS Calgary hangar in front of one of the STARS H145 helicopters.

STARS is pleased to congratulate Dr. J. Neil (JN) Armstrong, MD FRCPC, for his induction into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

Dr. Armstrong has been a vital asset to the STARS team since he first joined the organization as a pilot in 1991. Since then, he has held both the most senior medical and aviation roles in the organization. After retiring from STARS in 2022, Dr. Armstrong now holds a place on the STARS board of directors.

“For nearly 40 years, Dr. Armstrong has been a remarkable leader in both the aviation and medical industries – helping to continuously push the boundaries and shape the ways in which we look at airborne critical care,” says Katherine Emberly, President and CEO of STARS.

“His contributions, passion and dedication allow us to continue saving lives across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and provide patients the best care possible on what is likely their worst day. On behalf of all of us at STARS, we are incredibly proud to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Armstrong on his well-deserved induction into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.”

Over the years, Dr. Armstrong has helped spearhead the implementation of ground-breaking projects including STARS becoming the first Canadian medical aviation service to carry blood on board, as well as the use of airborne ultrasound. He has managed the implementation of new medical and aviation technology within the organization, including the use of night vision goggles for flying – the first non-military program of its kind in Canada. Additionally, he assisted with the expansion of STARS’ rotary-wing operations into Saskatchewan and Manitoba and the provision of medical care services on fixed-wing and ground operations.

For more information contact:
Natalie Hofstetter – STARS | | 1-866-066-8077

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