Thursday, 29 April 2010

Midlands Air Ambulance

The Midlands Air Ambulance, based at Cosford, is a familiar sight overflying Brewood. But, on the morning of 29th April 2010, the noise of the engine was particularly loud and we found the helicopter circling the village before letting down in the field just opposite Brewood Hall. The noise brought out a number of neighbours curious to see what was going on.

The Doctor and Paramedic from the helicopter walked to Brewood Medical Centre, a couple of hundred yards away from the landing site. On this occasion, they didn't airlift their patient but I gather an ambulance attended. Within half an hour, Doctor and Paramedic were airborne again, completing another mission. More pictures.

Midlands Air Ambulance (formerly County Air Ambulance) is a charity which has carried out 30,000 missions since its founding in 1991. The charity receives no Government or Lottery funding and the 5.6 million pound annual running cost of the three 'Eurocopter 135' helicopters is met entirely by the public and local businesses.