Children's Wales Air Ambulance

It is our aim to serve the whole of Wales, including Wales' youngest patients.

The Children's Wales Air Ambulance is a specialist division of our charity, providing the expert care and transport required for paediatric and neonatal patients. Our fourth helicopter makes us the largest air ambulance in the UK and is used for providing a range of treatments for paediatric patients.

We help around 400 children and babies a year, either on emergency 999 missions or by using our dedicated transfer helicopter.


1. How long have you worked with Wales Air Ambulance?
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I joined the WAA team in February 2015.

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2. Have you always wanted to be a pilot?
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My uncle was a helicopter engineer for a North Sea operator in Aberdeen. When I was about 8 years old I had the chance to fly a real S61 flight simulator (which was used for training North Sea pilots). This is when I got the flying bug.

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3. What does it mean to you to fly for WAA?
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Being a Welshman, for me, there’s no greater privilege than being the managing pilot for Wales.  My dream was always to fly for the WAA and utilise my flying skills and experience, helping people when they most need us. 

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4. If you weren't a pilot, what would you be?
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I hope I would still be involved in aviation in some way.  Perhaps a different type of management role? 

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5. When are where did you do your training? Civilian or military?
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I trained as a civilian pilot (helicopter and aeroplanes) and began my career in Florida as a flying instructor.

 

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