Have a look at the various helicopters (with the later addition of Critical Care Cars) that have helped our Critical Care Crews to assist our patients over the years! See our helicopter timeline

Below are some interesting facts about our operations, helicopters... and their pilots in 2022.

In 2022, there were just shy of 3 thousand landings by our aircraft at incidents in Devon and the surrounding area. That figure includes training flights, and sometimes a mission can include several take off and touch-downs.

Landings in 2022
patients assisted every week in 2022

In 2022 we attended around 22 patients every week on average. 

Between our two aircraft, our aircrews spent the equivalent of over 33 days in Devon's skies in 2022.

Flying hours 2022
half way around the world in flying distance in 2021

At 100kts average airspeed, (they spend much time in the hover assessing landing sites) equates to around 92,575 miles (1kts = 1.15 mile).

That equates to flying around planet earth 4 times last year, or nearly halfway to the moon!

Fun fact! To prevent the helicopter sinking on soft ground, bear paws are fitted to the ski tubes.  They are called bear paws because they are the size of a bear paw.

Note: picture not illustrative of what this feature actually looks like!


Bear paw

For more information about our helicopters, visit our Vision, Mission and Values page

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