Prince William begins pilot job
Britain’s Prince William will begin his job as an air ambulance pilot today (13.07.15).
The 33-year-old royal will officially start the role as a fully-trained pilot following several months of training.
The father-of-two – who was formerly an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot – began a civilian pilot course in September before doing 999-response training.
William – whose wife Duchess Catherine gave birth to their second child, Princess Charlotte, in May – finished his training last month after taking some time off to be with the tot, as well as his 23-month-old son Prince George.
The Duke will be responsible for taking patients in East Anglia to hospital in the case of emergencies and will donate his salary from Bond Air Services to charity.
Speaking about Prince William’s appointment when it was announced last year, East Anglia Air Ambulance trust chief executive Patrick Peal said he was sure their royal employee would be an asset to their team.
He said: “This is really good news for the charity and we’re delighted His Highness has decided to fly with us.
“We are confident this will help raise the profile of the charity and other air ambulance charities in the region and across the UK.
“We’re looking forward to him being part of the team.
“It is a very close-knit crew with the pilot operating closely with the doctor and paramedic so we need a strong team in every operation we go on.”