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Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Role: Air Ambulance

(Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust).
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity was set up in 2000, and operated one helicopter based at Leeds-Bradford International Airport from March 2001. A second air ambulance was introduced in October 2007, operating from Sheffield City Heliport. Both helicopters are operated by Specialist Aviation Services.

Air Bases:
Base Duration
Leeds-Bradford Airport March 2001 - Present
Sheffield City Heliport Oct 2007 - Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
MBB Bo 105DBS-41March 2001 - July 2005G-PASG, c/s 'Medic YA'
MDH MD902 Explorer1July 2005 - PresentG-SASH, Leeds, c/s 'Helimed 99'
MDH MD902 Explorer1Oct 2007 - PresentG-CEMS, Sheffield, c/s 'Helimed 98'

(photo, James Oliver Brownridge)


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