Navigational and Other Challenges with the Scottish Air Ambulance
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Early Evening Talk

When: Monday, March 9, 2020
4:00 PM
Where: The Bridge Conference Centre
Fareham Innovation Centre
Meteor Way
Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire  PO13 9FU
United Kingdom
Contact: Graham Purchase
01962 713551

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It was more a case of knowing where you are not, rather than exactly where you are!


Some 75% of air ambulance flights in Scotland are made using fixed-wing aircraft, especially in the outer islands. Andrew will describe the history and practical flying from early Biplanes to Britten-Norman Islanders and modern Turbo-props. Landing sites included beaches and farmers’ fields, and pilots had to cope with gales, turbulence, fog and cross-winds. Some techniques used to locate landing strips would be more familiar to mariners. Maintenance away from base was also challenging.

This will be a light-hearted talk showing how the supposed glamour of the job compared with reality.

NB: The speaker is also a Guinness World Record Holder and this was achieved alongside Buzz Aldrin!

How?...Don’t miss this event.

Attendance is free of charge but please register.

Guests are very welcome; parking is free and there will be tea and coffee available before the talk, from 16:00.