22-Sep-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
Britain’s Yorkshire Air Ambulance has featured in a number of local press stories in recent days.Â The story focuses on Bagby Airfield in a battle with its neighbours over noise, most stories often omitting to point out that the vast majority of local residients moved in with the airfield already in place, and thus in the knowledge of the likely environmental impact.Â The scare-mongering story then gets out of hand and says that one of the two MD Explorers operated by Yorkshire Air Ambulance is at risk due to it being based there.
Abby McClymont of YAA has given HeliHub.com the following statement of clarification
â€œThe Yorkshire Air Ambulance were somewhat surprised by this story as we had been given no indication that such action was likely to be taken.Â At this time, we are not actually operating from Bagby Airfield as one of our helicopters is undergoing necessary maintenance. Given the nature of the situation, we are still looking into the matter.Â As we have not concluded our initial investigations we cannot offer further comment. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance continue to provide a state-of-the-art rapid response helicopter emergency medical service across the region every day of every year.â€
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com