Prince William Flies Chopper On 30th Anniv of London Air Ambulance
Video Editor: Abhishek Sharma
Prince William flew a helicopter to a London hospital on Wednesday, 9 January, as he attended an event marking the 30th anniversary of London’s air ambulance service.
Prince William, a former pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, boarded the aircraft at Kensington Palace and took the controls for the 25-minute trip to the hospital.
During the visit Prince William was shown a graphic demonstration of paramedics dealing with a stab victim.
Neil Jeffers, the service’s chief pilot, was quoted calling Prince William an “excellent” pilot.
Prince William has been named patron of the charity's anniversary campaign.
London Air Ambulance relies on fundraising and public donations for funding and is made up of doctors, pilots, paramedics and others working as first responders across London. In 2017, its advanced trauma doctors and paramedics treated nearly 1,800 patients.
(With inputs from AP)