William to become East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter pilot

Prince William is to become a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance, it has been announced.

The Duke of Cambridge will complete a mandatory period of training this autumn and winter, before starting work with the Air Ambulance.

He will be based at Cambridge and Norwich airports and will fly both day and night shifts from spring 2015.

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Prince William will respond to crashes and heart attacks

An aviation consultant for the East Anglia Air Ambulance has said that Prince William will fly a helicopter air ambulance to respond to car crashes and heart attack victims.

His job will be to react to 999 calls as required by the ambulance control. To react to things such as road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests - anything where there is an emergency medical situation where using the helicopter will be in the best interests of the patient.

– Aviation consultant Joey Hermer

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