• Question: If i became an air ambulance pilot, how many emergencies do you think i would have to attend to?

    Asked by Ben and Jake to Adrian, Ali, Charnelle, Deborah, Kit, Phil, Rob on 10 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Deborah Draycott

      Deborah Draycott answered on 10 Nov 2017:


      Not sure you get involved if the actual pilot, as a crew member it probably varies on a day to day basis

    • Photo: Robert Cullum

      Robert Cullum answered on 11 Nov 2017:


      I think the air ambulance probably gets called out several times a day on a busy day but at least once most days. As Deborah says, I’m not sure what role the pilot has in actually attending to the patient, but obviously they play an important role in helping them. We often forget the ‘back stage’ roles in healthcare but without them we, as front line staff, wouldn’t be able to do our jobs!

    • Photo: Kit Tigwell

      Kit Tigwell answered on 12 Nov 2017:


      As Rob says it’s quite variable depending how many times you get called out. Often being on an air ambulance is something people do part time around their other job. By its nature you’d see a lot of emergencies but they could vary from minor to major incidents, and the role of the pilot will usually be different to that of the medical team.

    • Photo: Philip Williams

      Philip Williams answered on 12 Nov 2017:


      I’m sorry but I have no idea. You’d be best getting in touch with your local air ambulance station.

    • Photo: Adrian Taylor

      Adrian Taylor answered on 13 Nov 2017:


      Our local air ambulance is only used if there is no other way of helping someone quickly or transporting them to hospital. Suggest you contact them

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