314 – London Air Ambulance
Guests: Neil Jeffers, Adam Spink Host: Markus Voelter
Shownoter: Bastian Hundt
Earlier this year I visited the London Air Ambulance, a charity organization that flies two MD-902 helicopters over the UK’s capital. I chatted with their chief pilot Neil Jeffers about the flying and some of the medical aspects. My recorder then joined Neil on a short flight to their hangar at RAF Northolt. There, we met Adam Spink, a NATS air traffic controller at Heathrow, and the three of us chatted about the ATC perspective of flying helicopters (sometimes) in Heathrows’s approach.
If you want to donate to the charity, see this link.
Introduction of Neil Jeffers00:02:05
The Helicopters and the History of London Air Ambulance00:04:35
Fire Grenfell | ADAC | Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe | Air Medical Service | AS-365 | MD-902 | NOTAR | Performance Class (PDF) | Glass Cockpit | Biggin Hill Airport | London Heliport | Trauma Center | Airbus Helicopters H135 | BO-105 | Airbus Helicopters H145 | Venturi Effect | Coandă Effect
Flying a NOTAR Helicopter00:20:40
Helicopter Flight Controls | Dutch Role | Airbus Helicopters H120 | JetRanger | Robinson R-44 | Visual Flight Rules | Instrument Flight Rules | Night Vision Device | Avionics | Traffic Avoidance System | Weather Radar
The Medical Side00:31:15
Major Trauma | Trauma Team | Air Traffic Control | HEMS | "Stay and play" | "Scoop and run" | General anaesthesia | Blood transfusion | Open Chest Surgery | Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta | European Aviation Safety Agency | Foreign object damage
Airspace in London00:52:10
Training, Risks and the Crew00:57:20
Flight from Royal London Hospital to RAF Northolt01:17:55