Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yorkshire Air Ambulance - G-SASH

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

This picture shows G-SASH one of the the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopters coming in to land on the roof of the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) in Leeds city centre this weekend.

I have never before seen this helicopter close enough to get a photo and I was surprised that there is no tail rotor. I served in the military for some years and have been onboard quite a few types of helicopter, this is a more recent development.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity flying two helicopters G-SASH and G-CEMS, they are both MD 902 Explorers.

2 comments:

  1. That is a great shot! I have been trying to get a picture of the ones we have here.

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  2. Helimed 99, It makes a bloody racket too when it lands.

    If you go into the hospital and up to the top floor of Jubilee building, there is a roof garden you can go out on, its just under the helipad and has good views of the city. They close it when the helicopter lands thogh.

    Did you know some of the hospital porters have fire training and have to be called to the roof as standby fire men whenever the chopper lands? I think that must be a fairly exiting addition to the job!

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