GNAAS’ newest pilot is already soaring high

Just two short months ago, a new pilot landed at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and he’s already made a huge impression. Nigel Lynch, from Sunderland, has had an extensive career in the military and has worked in places a person could only ever dream of. Holly Taylor caught up with him to … Continued

Meet GNAAS’ inspirational women: Dr Kate Allen

After time spent as an emergency medicine doctor in some of the world’s worst conflict areas, Kate Allen joined the critical care team at GNAAS in 2018. Ahead of International Women’s Day, Holly Taylor caught up with Kate. In this honest interview, Kate discusses her inspirational career, the difficulties she’s faced as a woman working … Continued

Your helicopter questions answered by pilot Keith Armatage

We asked the public whether they had any burning questions for our pilots here at GNAAS. We had a great response across our social media platforms, and here, GNAAS pilot Keith Armatage answers them all!  Keith joined GNAAS in November 2014. Prior to joining the charity, he spent a year with North West Air Ambulance, … Continued

Meet the team: GNAAS pilot Mark Griffiths

Police and super-yacht operations… Flying helicopters around Barbados… This is not the CV of James Bond, but that of GNAAS pilot Mark Griffiths.  Mark has had a career that most people could only dream of. As chief pilot at Multiflight, GNAAS’ aviation services provider, he has flown all over the world, including for 11 years on our … Continued

Meet the team: GNAAS pilot Stuart Rushton

Stuart Rushton took his first HEMS flight with GNAAS back in 2018 and as a relief pilot for the charity, he now works semi-permanently out of our Langwathby airbase. Holly Taylor caught up with Stu to find out more about his career path.  Stu, talk me through your career from the beginning up until now? … Continued

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