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?

 I started with the Welsh AA at the beginning of 2020.

2. Have you always wanted to be a pilot?

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Yes I have always wanted to be a pilot from a young boy, growing up in Cornwall and the Gower seeing the Search and rescue aircraft, and local air ambulances gave me the bug from an early age!

3. What does it mean to you to fly for WAA?

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It means a great deal, as my mother is from Cardiff and I have family living in South Wales and Brecon areas. Knowing that I am part of a team providing the highest quality medical service to those in Wales is a very personal matter to me. I think it's fantastic that WAA are able to cover all area's of Wales giving confidence to those in even the most remote area's.

I'm extremely fortunate to be flying in such a beautiful part of the UK, covering Anglesey and Snowdon, down to the Beacons and the Gower peninsular. Everyday can be so different and so rewarding.

4. If you weren't a pilot, what would you be?

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I would most likely be a Tractor salesman having spent a few years during and after university in the family business.  

5. When are where did you do your training? Civilian or military?

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 I did all my training here in the UK. I started my PPL (private pilot licence) training in Gloucester and continued training there through to my commercial licence. Having completed my commercial licence I then decided to get an instrument rating also in Gloucester, which qualified me to get a job with in the North Sea flying to oil rigs.