Trial flights commenced on Thursday 17th April of the newly constructed helideck facility on the roof of Bristol Royal Infirmary – Initial trials were conducted using the Great Western Air Ambulance Bo105 helicopter, as depicted in the images here.
Air ambulance MBB Bolkow105DBS-4, G-NDAA, undertook the first test flight on 17th April to prove the capability of the new helideck facilities recently constructed on the Bristol Royal Infirmary hospital in central Bristol.
The Filton-based Great Western Air Ambulance Bolkow 105 was used to verify a safe system of visual approach reference points and to familiarise the pilot and crew with the new helideck. Further trial flights continue this week with an EC135 from Devon Air Ambulance.
A spokesperson for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust said: “Once the paperwork from the test flight program is completed and registered with the Civil Aviation Authority, the deck will be available for further pilot orientation test flights from other air ambulance operators in advance of the transfer of paediatric burns and neuroscience services from Frenchay Hospital.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com
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