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Air Ambulance

The Lincs & Notts Air


The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is a dedicated medical air service which first began flying operations in Lincolnshire in April 1994. Based at RAF Waddington, south of Lincoln, we are unaffected by road congestion, country roads, heavy vehicles or road works. Our Helicopter is fully equipped and staffed by two paramedics; it can literally make the difference between life and death. If somebody is involved in a serious accident or suddenly taken ill, speed is of the essence. In order to give the best possible chance of making a full recovery, the Air Ambulance can get patients to hospital as quickly as possible. It can fly at just under 160mph to any point in the two counties in less than 20 minutes. Every year we need to raise £1.8 million to keep our Air Ambulance flying. To date with your generous support this has been possible, please continue to help spread the word and keep this vital lifesaving service running.

Air Ambulance Service

Air Ambulance facts: The Air Ambulance is a yellow MD Explorer that is leased from Medical Aviation Services Ltd. The helicopter can fly at 154mph The helicopter is based at RAF Waddington Linc. and can reach the scene of an accident within 19 minutes with a patient transfer to the nearest hospital within 8 minutes. The Charity provides a seven day a week service, with flying hours of 8am to 4pm during the winter months and 8am to 6pm during the summer months. The crews consist of two qualified paramedics and a pilot. The service also provides out-of- county transfer facilities to hospitals in England Scotland and Wales. The paramedics and medical equipment are provided by the Lincolnshire and East Midlands Ambulance Service.
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website: http://www.ambucopter.org.uk/