The first of 2 arrives @ YAA

The first of 2 arrives @ YAA

Its always a pleasure working with Yorkshire Air Ambulance and this was no exception. Over the last 2-3 years of working with them I’ve heard and seen their recent journey of developing and developing this fantastic charity.

I learned more of the struggle and task of acquiring and replacing their two aircraft with new models while covering the official opening of the Wakefield base by HRH Duke of York…(you can read more here)

To see the issues overcome and seeing the first of two new Airbus Helicopters makes me proud and honored to work with them.

With the local mayor, Lord Lieutenant, other patrons and invited guests the stage was set in the hanger to unveil the new and latest Airbus H145.

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Opening the proceedings was YAA Chairman Peter Sunderland.

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ITVs Jon Mitchell and Gaynor Barnes have close strong ties with YAA and were present to offer their support.

Unveil

The time came for the curtain to be dropped to unveil the new Helicopter. Along with the Chairman to unveil was Vice Chairman Bruce Burns and Patron Geoff Boycott.

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Time for a little more technical details from chief pilot Cpt Andy Lister on the H145.

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This aircraft will be ready operationally this September after its full interior fit and training. The 2nd aircraft is soon to follow….

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(Yorkshires Lord Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe finds out more about the Aircraft from Chairman Peter Sunderland)

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Patron Geoff Boycott was a pleasure to meet and photograph…

JJP_6338A quick group shot with some of the crew who were on duty and standby through the event.

Looking froward to possible future opportunities to capture and see more of the new H145 helicopters.

Jona