Aircraft Familiarisation at West Cumberland Hospital
Saturday 18th May 2002
|Air Ambulance pilot Neil Airey (ex RAF), one
of the two pilots providing 7 days a week.
Operating on channel 73
|Paul West (left), Operations Manager - North West Air Ambulance discusses casualty care during flight with Mike Greene, Wasdale MRT Deputy Team Leader and one of the four team medical officers.|
|Karen Greene sitting in the seat normally occupied by the paramedic during the flight. Access to the casualty is limited to the top half only.|
|Access is from the rear with the helicopter shut down|
|The Cockermouth team's stretcher was just a little too wide to fit. The Millom Team's Bell stretcher fitted OK with the head guard down.|
|One of the two jet engines, roughly the size of a rucksack.|
|The enevitable team shot|
|An aspiring young pilot.|
|Another pair of hopefuls, which one will become a helicopter pilot when they leave school.|
|They were happy to let their uncle / cousin
in on the shot.
This ones for your mum as I promised.