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Wales Air Ambulance is now a 24h service

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity (WAAC) will now operate their helicopters around the clock thanks for a new double-pilot crew operation which started on the 1st December 2020. Having two pilots on crew means that the Air Ambulance can reach anywhere in Wales during the night from its bases at [read more]

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Aviation engineering news

50 years of the Fenestron

The Fenestron is now a familiar sight on helicopters produced by companies like Aérospatiale, sud-aviation and later Airbus but before 1968 the safety-improving device didn’t exist, We look back at 50 years since the invention of the Fenestron. Invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille the shrouded tail rotor was initially developed [read more]

G-WASN UHW Hospital Helipad (Credit Nick Harding/Aviation Wales)
General aviation news

Wales Air Ambulance shortlisted for 2017 Charity Awards

Wales Air Ambulance Charity (WAAC) has been shortlisted for the 2017 Charity Awards. The Llanelli based charity has been nominated for an award in the Healthcare and Medical research category. Wales Air Ambulance operates 4 helicopters across Wales providing life saving medical care and rapid transport to hospitals for seriously [read more]

G-WASN UHW Hospital Helipad (Credit Nick Harding/Aviation Wales)

Support the Wales Air Ambulance for just £1

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity (WAAC) relies on charitable donations as it receives NO public funding from the government. Despite this they manage to operate multiple helicopters and save lives every day across Wales. That why in 2017 we are running multiple fundraising events for Wales Air Ambulance starting with [read more]

Wales Air Ambulance Laser attack (Image: Wales Air Ambulance)

Wales Air Ambulance targeted by laser

A Wales Air Ambulance helicopter was recently targeted by a laser beam which resulted in a medic being blinded while on an emergency flight. The aircraft was on an emergency call on Saturday November 5th when it was targeted several times in the Swansea area. Wales Air Ambulance said the [read more]