Helicopters Here are some interesting facts about our operations, helicopters... and their pilots in 2018. In 2018, there were over three and a half thousand landings by our aircraft in Devon and in the surrounding area when required. This figure relates to the number of times our aircraft touched down. For example, on a typical job we would take off and land four times: from our base, on scene with a patient, at hospital, then back at base. In 2018 we attended around 21 patients every week on average. Between our two aircraft, our aircrews spent the equivalent of over a month (which is around 730 hours) in Devon's skies in 2018. It's important that our pilots begin the day on a full stomach. WEETABIX was deemed to be the breakfast fuel they needed in 2018.