Tuesday, 1 October 2013

All rotors lead to Goodwood for helicopter expo

Photo: L-R Air Ambulance Medical Director Dr Malcolm Russell, former Chief Pilot, Captain Steve Wood, Phoenix Helicopters Academy Flight Operations director Alastair Lovell, critical care paramedic Dave Wright and Dr Adam Fendius pictured at the former Air Ambulance base at Dunsfold

Helicopters from around the country will be flying into Goodwood Aerodrome this Sunday (October 6th) for an exposition in aid of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

Phoenix Helicopters Academy is hosting the fly-in with a special visit from the life-saving crew of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

Members of the public will get the chance to see the twin-engine MD902 Explorer aircraft and meet the pilot, doctor and paramedic between 10am and 1pm - subject to emergency call-outs.

There will also be pleasure flights courtesy of Phoenix Helicopters who have again chosen the Air Ambulance as their Charity of the Year after raising more than £2,500 two years ago.

Flight Operations Manager Toby Chamberlain said: “The Air Ambulance is a very fitting cause for us to support as a helicopter training school.

“Our students and clients immediately take an interest in the charity and it enables us to raise money from like-minded individuals who not only have an interest in helicopters but also understand the in-valuable service that the air ambulance provides.

“This expo is open to members of the public and we welcome local people to come and have a look at the aircraft on show and learn more about the Air Ambulance.

“The success of the event relies on an enthusiastic response and we hope many of you will decide to come along and make the event a success.”

The expo starts at 10am with a barbecue at midday and visitors can find out about the air ambulance from volunteers at the charity’s exhibition unit.

* Phoenix Helicopter Academy is a helicopter training school and Charter operator based at Goodwood and Blackbushe in Hampshire. For more information call 01243 790900 or go to www.phoenixhelicopters.co.uk


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