News Latest news Devon Air Ambulance’s longest serving pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post Safety is foremost in the thoughts of any organisation that works in the aviation world, and at the heart of it is the UK Flight Safety Committee. The UKFSC meets six times a year in various locations across southern England. Captain Rob Mackie, Safety Manager for Devon Air Ambulance, has been attending these meetings for 4 years. Rob’s experience includes being the longest serving pilot for the Devon Air Ambulance service, having flown 7,890 missions over a 23-year period. Of his newly-elected position Rob said: It is an honour to be elected as a Non-Executive Committee member for such a prestigious organisation. I believe I am the first HEMS representative to be part of the Committee and I am really looking forward to working with my fellow Committee members to promote safety in aviation. Dai Whittingham, Chief Executive of UK Flight Safety Committee, said: I am delighted that Rob has been elected to the Executive Board of the UK Flight Safety Committee. He has been a strong supporter of our work and has shown great commitment since Devon Air Ambulance joined us (along with Emirates) in November 2015. I look forward to working more closely with Rob over the next few years. Read more Devon Air Ambulance news, or visit our blog to discover more stories about our operations, supporters, patients and more.