Drone flying tips from an air ambulance pilot

This footage was taken with permission and under direct instruction from the on-duty GNAAS pilot. But the video sparked conversation surrounding the use of drones near an aircraft. Here, GNAAS pilot Owen McTeggart explains the dangers of drones in relation to an air ambulance service, and how you can fly responsibly. Drones have many uses, many of … Continued

Young patient gives new GNAAS hangar the seal of approval

The Maher family of Wallsend visited our new facility at Urlay Nook, Eaglescliffe, where the structure of the hangar has just been finished. Seven-year-old Alannah Maher was airlifted last year after she was struck in the face by a heavy-duty chain in an accident on her great uncle’s farm in Brough, Cumbria. The incident left her … Continued

Our thanks to Cumbria this National Air Ambulance Week

We are marking National Air Ambulance Week by taking to the phones, writing postcards and sending emails to supporters for enabling our life-saving work in the county. Figures released to coincide with the annual awareness week show that our crew responded to 129 reports of road traffic incident and 65 of falls in the county. … Continued

Roflow Ladies’ Evening raises over £13,000 for GNAAS

High-class get-up and anticipation for the sport was combined to create a fantastic evening of horse racing, food and great entertainment for all. A hospitality suite housed over 100 guests and hosted a range of games, an auction and a raffle, with prizes such as an overnight stay at Ramside Hall Hotel and tickets for the Grand Stand … Continued

Man who suffered brain haemorrhage thanks GNAAS for saving his life

One minute, Michael Hallas and partner Gemma Turnbull were planning a cinema trip. The next, Michael was gripped by the frightening medical episode which nearly killed him. The incident happened in October last year. Michael had been suffering headaches two weeks prior to the seizure, but nothing that could have forewarned what was to happen … Continued

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