April 27 marks the one year anniversary of the death of STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain. In remembrance and to celebrate her life, STAR Flight personnel are wearing their old-style blue flight suits this week and they ask everyone join them and wear a blue shirt or ribbon on April 27.
Officials say Kristin preferred the blue flight suits. A couple of years ago, STAR Flight transitioned from their blue flight suits in favor of a more functional khaki uniform.
Going forward, during the week of April 27, STAR Flight will annually make the change back to the blue flight suits in remembrance of Kristin.
Wearing the blue flight suits is a way for us to remember Kristin, her life, and the contributions that she made to the STAR Flight program,” said STAR Flight Director Casey Ping.
McLain died after falling from a STAR Flight helicopter's hoist while conducting a rescue operation.