Where is Northwest Air Ambulance based?

Where is Helimed 01 based?

All Air Ambulance helicopters within the UK use the callsign Helimed. The ICAO 3 letter designator is written as HLE (UK HEMS). Following this is a number that identifies the exact aircraft, for example Helimed 01 which is the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

What does a yellow and blue helicopter mean?

All police helicopters are painted in the same uniform colours (with minor variations in design) so that they can be seen by other aircraft when flying. The yellow shows up against the ground to an aircraft flying above while the dark blue contrasts against the sky to an aircraft alongside or below.

Where are the UK Air Ambulance based?

The helicopters are hangared at RAF Northolt, but operate during the day from their base at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London, a helicopter can reach any patient inside the M25 London orbital motorway, which acts as the service’s catchment area, within 15 minutes.

Can an Air Ambulance land anywhere?

London’s Air Ambulance helicopter can get anywhere in London within 11 minutes of the klaxon sounding – with an average flight time of just 7.5 minutes. When time is of the essence it is vital that we can land as close as possible to the scene of a critical incident.

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Can Air Ambulance land anywhere UK?

If you ever see us land, be assured it pretty much always is a real life emergency. … London’s Air Ambulance has unique privileges in London’s airspace, with priority over all other air traffic when on an emergency medical call. Our experienced pilots have the right to land anywhere they deem safe.

What time does the air ambulance stop flying?

Using a helicopter from 08:00 to sunset, and rapid response cars at night or in adverse weather situations, London’s Air Ambulance brings the hospital to the patient when time is critical.

How often are air ambulances used?

In fact, according to the Association of Air Medical Services, more than 550,000 patients use air ambulance services every year.