Emergency Services personnel are renowned for their ability to be able to park wherever they need to in order to get the job done (much to the disappointment of some individuals who leave silly notes on such vehicles).
And emergency aircrews are no exception.
This is a picture of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after it managed to land on a very tight road between two stone walls when responding to a call for help.
The Air Ambulance had been sent to the scene of a serious RTC at the top of the Yorkshire Dales on Christmas Day.
One of the traffic officers at the scene tweeted:
“Finished up at top of the #Yorkshire Dales at a serious RTC.
“Pretty impressive parking from @YorkshireAirAmb in a very tight situation (Clear to see the pilot is ex @RoyalAirForce)
“Thanks to all my colleagues for their assistance.”
It is clear to see why HEMs and Police Helicopter pilots have such an awesome reputation when it comes to their ability to be able to maneuver these machines into spots and areas which seem to defy all laws of physics.
The judgement and skill needed in order to make sure that the helicopter can land safely and avoid any obstacles is truly remarkable.
Having flown in a Lynx and Seahawk helicopter during my time in the forces, I can confirm that even in ‘normal’ conditions, landing can be a skittish affair.
So the trust the other crew members much have in the pilot must be incredible.
To land this helicopter at night, on such a narrow road, in between two stones walls is worthy of some sort of aviation ‘award’.
And all in the name of saving peoples lives.
Featured image credit: @OscarRomeo1268 | Twitter
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