Prince William will become an air ambulance pilot


This is why Patrick Peal, chief executive of the EAAA, said the organization would benefit both from William’s skills as a pilot and from a boost to the charity’s profile. The East Anglian Air Ambulance is an air ambulance providing helicopter emergency medical services across the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. It operates since the summer of 2000. Prince William will fly controlling an EC145 T2 aircraft, working alongside medics to respond to emergencies ranging from road accidents to heart attacks .He is required to gain an air transport pilot license completing five months of training followed by 14 exams and a flight test. Before being qualified as a helicopter commander William  will be employed as a co-pilot. He will effectively begin work in the spring of 2015. As a Kensington Palace spokesman specified, the new flying role of William would be his ‘primary occupation’. Cambridge and Norwich airports are within 50 miles of Anmer Hall, the Duke and Duchess’s residence on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Kate Middleton will continue to carry out royal engagements.


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