1. How long have you worked with Wales Air Ambulance?
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I joined in April 2017 for the new Cardiff base.
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2. Have you always wanted to be a pilot?
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I've always had an interest in flying, one year I was at the British Grand Prix and saw all the helicopters coming and going which made me decide to have a go. I went for a trial lesson and that was that.
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3. What does it mean to you to fly for WAA?
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Flying for WAA, especially on the Children's aircraft as a dad of two, means being able in some small way to help families out in the worst of times, moving patients faster to the treatment that they need, and freeing up the transport teams to assist other patients sooner than they otherwise could, and at the same time enjoying the privilege of flying over the incredible landscape of Wales and further afield.
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4. If you weren't a pilot, what would you be?
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Before I started flying I was a sound engineer, working on live events and conferences around the UK and Europe.
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5. When are where did you do your training? Civilian or military?
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I did my PPL (H) in Oregon in the USA over the summer of 2005, then returned to the UK and completed my commercial exams and flight training in 2007. I added an instruction rating, which allowed me to teach others to fly. I instructed, flew charters, filming and photography flights around the UK, before moving north to fly over the North Sea from Aberdeen in support of the Oil and Gas industry.


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