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Building work has started on a £4 million police airbase in Essex. Construction of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) airbase at North Weald Airfield is expected to run until autumn, with the first flights taking off before the end of 2019. Police helicopters and police planes will be able to fly from the base… Read more »
National Police Air Service, 23-Jan-19
This past Monday, Councillors got together in Essex to discuss the potential plans of a new helipad at Basildon Hospital. The need for a new helipad is due to the fact that the current informal one is based at South Essex College, which is relocating this October to Basildon Town Centre, reports ITV.
The Essex Air Ambulance made a special landing today in the grounds of South Essex College Basildon Campus to raise awareness that the life-saving aircraft will be losing this landing site for the county’s Cardio Thoracic Centre at Basildon University Hospital which has been earmarked for development. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust with the… Read more »
Reckless yobs are putting lives at risk by shining laser pens at the police helicopter.Â Essex Police revealed the lights were shone into pilotsâ€™ eyes 15 times so far this year, an increase from seven in 2008.
Daily Gazette, 29-Nov-09
Essex County Standard, 23-Mar-09