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Audrey Snyder/Pegasus Medical Transport Collection

Identifier: 2022-016

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains items relative to the Pegasus air and ground medical transport service of the University of Virginia Medical Center. Pegasus flight operations materials include survival training course documents for "post-hard-landing" situations. Multiple folders contain professional standards publications, including a flight nurse study guide by Snyder, along with general information publications. These include state and federal emergency medical plans and handbooks. An item concerning government oversight details the Virginia State Board of Health rules and regulations for emergency medical services.


  • Creation: 1990-2006

Biographical / Historical

The Pegasus helicopter and ground-based medical transport services were initiated at the University of Virginia Medical Center in 1984. Audrey Snyder, R.N., Ph.D. served as Chief Flight Nurse from 1991-95 and as clinician and research committee chair for Pegasus Flight Operations in 1995-96. She developed the Pegasus Flight Observer Program in 1991 to provide first-hand flight medical experience for healthcare and public safety professionals and students. Snyder earned her Bachelors of Science, Masters, and Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Virginia School of Nursing. At the time of writing, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences, at the University of Northern Colorado.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials



Chief flight nurse and clinician, University of Virginia Pegasus program, 1991–96; Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Northern Colorado. Collection includes Pegasus flight operations materials; survival training course document; and professional standards publications, including a study guide by Snider. Also government and Board of Health publications and rule books.


Materials are arranged by alphabetical subject headings and by date within subject heading.

Audrey Snyder/Pegasus Medical Transport Collection
Henry K. Sharp
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Repository Details

Part of the The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry Repository

University of Virginia School of Nursing
P.O. Box 800782
Charlottesville Virginia 22908-0782 United States