Wiltshire Air Ambulance welcomes pilot back into the fold


Rob Backus has rejoined the Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity as one of its pilots, after leaving the organisation in 2014 to move into the search and rescue arena. Backus said: “It’s great to be back. I leapt at the opportunity to rejoin Wiltshire Air Ambulance in our brand new purpose-built airbase, flying the latest generation helicopter and working alongside first class paramedics saving lives day and night.” Flying for Wiltshire, Backus will be flying its new Bell 429, from its new airbase, which was opened in March. He said of the new helicopter: “It’s more hi-tech and modern, particularly with electronic screens. It’s also a fast helicopter, it’s smooth and has sufficient space in the back for the patient and paramedics. It’s a very clearly laid out aircraft and I like the display in the cockpit.”


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