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MPs have a go at ‘landing’ emergency helicopter

MPs successfully landed the Children’s Air Ambulance during ‘emergency flights’  at the Conservative Party conference.

Chancellor Philip Hammond and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were among those who stopped off at our stand at the event at the ICC in Birmingham – and proved themselves more than capable pilots when they had a go at the flight simulator on our stand.

Other MPs who had a go on the simulator included Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

All were interested to find out more about the country’s only dedicated paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service and our expansion plans.

Pictured with Boris Johnson are Director of Operations Richard Clayton and Chief Executive Officer Andy Williamson.

“It is outstanding work that is being done by the Children’s Air Ambulance and to have two helicopters in operation all funded by voluntary donations is quite remarkable and a credit to all involved” – The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs


“Your work is truly inspiring and I wish you all the best with every endeavour you make for the benefit of sick children”

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP Secretary of State for Home Affairs


“It is a marvellous service which is a great credit to the whole team behind it”

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP – Secretary of State for Health


“I am amazed at the achievements of the Children’s Air Ambulance, please keep up the good work”

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP – Chancellor of The Exchequer


We are the only helicopter emergency transfer service in the country dedicated to children.

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