DID YOU KNOW?

You may know how important the Air Ambulance service is; you may not know that it is funded entirely by charitable donations without any money from the National Lottery.

  • Air Paramedics have to deal with approximately 40% more stress levels than Road Paramedics
  • Air Paramedics are normally limited to a four year tour of duty.

The helicopters are specially adapted for Air Ambulance purposes and each:

  • Fly up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Can be airborne within two minutes from receipt of a call
  • Can travel at 160 mph
  • Can carry two casualties with a crew of three
  • Carries full life-support, up-to-date medical equipment
  • Have high main and enclosed tail rotors for a smooth flight and increased safety
  • Complies with all expert recommendations
  • Has twin engines for safety
  • Are designed for rapid take off and landing
  • Are highly maneuverable with good visibility