Your question: Why did Prince William leave the air ambulance?

Can Prince William really fly a helicopter?

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Air Ambulance, the 36-year-old prince showed off his piloting skills by flying a helicopter from Kensington Palace to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and—lucky for us—it was all captured on camera.

Does Prince William still do search and rescue?

Prince William and Kate farewell RAF search and rescue service on return to Anglesey. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said goodbye to the UK’s search and rescue helicopter service, which has been formally disbanded after 75 years.

Does Prince William have a pilot’s license?

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He trained to become a helicopter pilot with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force. … In June 2012, Prince William gained a qualification to be captain or pilot in command of a Sea King rather than a co-pilot. His active service as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot ended in September 2013.

Why did Prince William leave the air ambulance?

In a letter published in the Eastern Daily Press, Prince William said he had a “profound respect” for those who serve in our emergency services. He is stepping down to take on more royal duties on behalf of the Queen. The second-in-line to the throne has donated his wages to charity.

Where was Prince William a pilot?

The Duke of Cambridge served as a pilot at the East Anglian Air Ambulance until last summer, after moving from the RAF.

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