||This thesis contains a collection of stories gifted by four New Zealand Retrieval Team nurses who are experienced in the transport of patients. These nurses are commonly called flight nurses and they assist in the transport of patients via helicopter, fixed-wing aeroplane, large commercial aeroplanes and ambulances. While their practice is not exclusively in the helicopter there is an emphasis on this mode of transport in this thesis. Flight nursing is a scope of nursing practice where the use, and visibility, of nurses' stories is rare. The specific context of this research is positioned in one tertiary intensive care unit in New Zealand but it is anticipated that the stories from four flight nurses and the author's subsequent thoughts on them will resonate with flight nurses in other regions. The stories were collected using a storytelling methodology that has been informed by qualitative and feminist perspectives. The stories were either gathered and shaped using interview and transcription techniques with the storyteller and the researcher, or written by the storyteller. The thesis has been written as a narrative and chronicles the journey to the point of receiving the stories and the lines of inquiry in which they subsequently directed the author. The stories are central to this research and appear in their entirety. The reader is encouraged to create their own meaning from the stories. The stories themselves have several common threads, which are planning, communication, teamwork and the unexpected. The threads underpinning the stories are not unique to flight nursing practice and have been discussed in other scopes of practice. One area the author has chosen to explore in more depth is the impacts of technology, privacy, narrative pedagogy and disenfranchisement on the visibility of flight nurses' stories. The other area she has chosen for discussion is advanced and specialty nursing practice as it relates to flight nurses. As a result of this discussion she proposes her own view for advanced and specialty practice in flight nursing.