29th Oct, 2016

European Parliament member proves his natural pilot talent at Conservative Party conference

Shaun Reynolds 6th Oct, 2016 Updated: 14 hours ago

A MEMBER of European Parliament has proved to be a natural talent at helicopter landing during the Conservative Party Conference.

MEP Daniel Dalton successfully landed the Children’s Air Ambulance on an ’emergency flight’ on the charity’s simulator stand at the ICC in Birmingham.

Mr Dalton was rated as a promising new pilot after landing the helicopter at his local airport.

His undiscovered talent comes just days after the emergency helicopter services signed a deal for two new helicopters to be based in the north and south so more lives can be saved 365 days a year.

Transfers by helicopter can be up to four times quicker than by road – and can often mean the difference between life and death for the most seriously ill patients.

The expansion of the national Children’s Air Ambulance will mean it can meet demand for its unique services, ensuring it can help every child in the UK who needs a lifesaving flight.

New helicopters should be in the skies during 2017.

Visit www.childrensairambulance.org.uk to find out how you can keep hope alive for the charity’s little patients.