Many people who were in York yesterday afternoon (Monday) were aware of an unusual amount of activity in the sky.
There were five helicopters above the city at once – four yellow ones and one black one.
Reader Jules Moor was one of those to contact YorkMix after witnessing them flying in formation over Derwenthorpe.
She asked: “Just wondered why they were all out together?”
It turns out to be a pretty unique experience – four yellow Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopters in the skies at once.
The charity’s clinical operations manager, Paul Holmes, took this picture from the other helicopter – run by Air TV which produces the Helicopter ER series featuring the airborne paramedics.
Rebecca Selkirk, PR and engagement manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, told YorkMix that two of the helicopters have been sold to new owners after the delivery of two replacements – and it was a rare chance to get all four in the air together before they were split up.
“It was a brief flight that incorporated some training, so we took the opportunity to grab some photos at the same time,” she said.
“We transited from Nostell (our Wakefield air base) up to York then across to the Humber Bridge and back to Nostell.”
“YORK and YAAA are our new one’s and YOAA and YAAC are being sold.”
It costs £19,000 a day to keep both of the helicopters maintained and in the air. You can donate to Yorkshire Air Ambulance here.
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