William pilots helicopter to hospital
THE Duke of Cambridge flew a helicopter to a London hospital as he celebrated the 30th anniversary of the capital’s air ambulance service.
William, a former pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), boarded the aircraft at his home, Kensington Palace, and took the controls for the
The duke’s flight in London’s Air Ambulance Charity’s helicopter came as he was named the patron of the service’s 30th Anniversary Campaign, which aims to raise awareness about its work and support for the development of new facilities.
During the visit William was shown a graphic demonstration of paramedics dealing with a stab victim.
The duke joined the EAAA as a pilot in March 2015 and, after completing an initial period of training, began piloting his first operational missions in July 2015 before his last in July 2017.