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Emergency Medical Services 'Air Ambulance'

Post by Cessna954 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:09 pm

With CA forum members from across the British Isles and Europe it's likely that our 'local patch' is covered by one of the many Air Ambulance organisations.

It would be grerat to see the variety and geographic coverage the CA forum has.

I'll start things off with my local area, Dorset & Somerset where we've had a dedicated Air Ambulance since 2000.

Our first helicopter was this Bolkow Bo-105, G-NAAB. The yellow colour scheme shows the original sponsorship, like a number of Air Ambulance Trusts, from the AA.
ImageDorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Bolkow Bo-105 DBS-4 G-NAAB by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

The Bo-105 was upgraded to a Eurocopter EC135 in 2007, G-DORS
ImageDorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Eurocopter EC135 T2 G-DORS by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

In 2017 the UK set up Major Trauma Units and with none in Dorset or Somerset, transit times increased significantly and it was decided that the crew would need a Trauma Doctor in addition to the paramedics. This brought about the procurement of the larger Agusta-Westland AW169, G-DSAA 'Pegasus'.
ImageDorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Agusta-Westland AW169 G-DSAA 'Pegasus' by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr
The AW-169 operates with the undercarriage extended and these pads fitted, I guess to stop it sinking in to the gert lush Somerset turf.

There's alot of overlap in these parts between the Air Ambulance Trusts and we regularly see the Wiltshire Bell 429, Devon EC135 and Great Western EC135.

Let's see those from your area.


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Re: Emergency Medical Services 'Air Ambulance'

Post by Gloria Finis » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:02 pm

Scotland currently has two air ambulance services, one, 'Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance' is funded by charitable donations, while the other is provided by the 'Scottish Ambulance Service'. Air ambulance missions, in Scotland, date back to November 1933.


'Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance', based at Perth Airport ;

First airframe, G-CDBS, received May 2013.

ImageMBB Bo105, G-CDBS, Helimed 76, Bond Air Services for SCAA @ Muthill, 6 August 2015 by Phillip Hapka, on Flickr

G-SCAA, received November 2015, the replacement airframe for G-CDBS.

ImageEC135-T2+, G-SCAA, Helimed 76, Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore - for SCAA @ Scone, 29 December 2015 by Phillip Hapka, on Flickr

G-WASS, a typical stand-in airframe for G-SCAA.

ImageEC135 T2+, G-WASS, Helimed 76, Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore - for SCAA @ Crieff, 02 January 2019 by Phillip Hapka, on Flickr


'Scottish Ambulance Service', based at Glasgow and for other periods at Renfrew, Dundee, Inverness, Prestwick, Aberdeen, Kirkwall & Lerwick ;

Here are a couple from the mid 1990s

ImageBN2B Islander, G-BPCA, BRA (Scotland) Ltd for Scottish Ambulance Service @ RAF Leuchars, 16 September 1994. by Phillip Hapka, on Flickr

ImageBö-105, G-BUTN, Helimed 5, Bond for Scottish Ambulance Service @ RAF Leuchars, 16 September 1994. by Phillip Hapka, on Flickr

Current 'Scottish Ambulance Service' fixed wing aircraft are King Air 200Cs, G-SASC & G-SASD and helicopters are EC145s, G-SASN & G-SASS


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Re: Emergency Medical Services 'Air Ambulance'

Post by jastr435 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:22 am

We get alot of air ambulances OTT going into The Royal Stoke University Hospital Trauma unit.
Being to the west many are from Wales with some from the North West and sometimes a Coastguard Sikorsky.
ImageIMG_0202 by jastr435, on Flickr

Image_J9A1056a by jastr435, on Flickr

Image484A0047 by jastr435, on Flickr

Image_J9A1164a by jastr435, on Flickr

Image_J9A2655 by jastr435, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0070 by jastr435, on Flickr

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Re: Emergency Medical Services 'Air Ambulance'

Post by acw367 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:20 pm

Here in Buckinghamshire we get Thames Valley Air Ambulance and occasionally London Air Ambulance

G-TVAL Airbus Helicopters H135 of Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore/Thames Valley Air Ambulance
ImageG-TVAL High Wycombe 27 May 2018 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-EHMS MD Helicopters MD 902 Explorer London Air Ambulance
ImageG-EHMS Northolt 8 October 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Re: Emergency Medical Services 'Air Ambulance'

Post by TheMightyOz » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:06 pm

We seem to get quite a variety of air ambulances in Bedfordshire.

These first three were all taken at the school field that's used as a landing site for Luton & Dunstable Hospital:

1998 McDonnell Douglas MD900 Explorer
Kent, Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance
30/10/2014 - Lewsey Road, Luton.

2000 MD Helicopter MD900 Explorer
Hertfordshire Air Ambulance
10/02/2015 - Lewsey Road, Luton.

2014 Airbus Helicopters EC145
East Anglian Air Ambulance
12/07/2015 - Lewsey Road, Luton.

The old and new RAF Wyton-based Magpas Helimedix air ambulances:

2007 MD Helicopter MD900 Explorer
25/01/2014 - Attending an incident at a care home in Marsh Farm, Luton.

2018 Leonardo AW169
13/07/2019 - In Bedford Park for an incident at Bedford prison.

And a couple of bonus airshow shots:

2009 Agusta A109E
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
22/08/2010 - Sywell Airshow

2008 Eurocopter EC135 T2+
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
06/05/2012 - Abingdon


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Re: Emergency Medical Services 'Air Ambulance'

Post by Tally-ho » Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:35 am

Air Ambulance G-RSCU (Agusta A109E Power) about to land at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance facility opposite RAF Waddington. Picture taken from the carpark at the WAVE just before The Reds performed a practice display over Waddington. Friday 13 August 2021 at 15:27.


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