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Flying paramedic could save lives

Posted: 30 Sep 2020, 05:47
by Steve30000
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-54331994

A jet suit for paramedics which would see patients reached in minutes by a "flying" medic has been tested by the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

After a year of talks between GNAAS and Gravity Industries, a first test flight was carried out in the Lake District.

The test flight was carried out by Richard Browning, founder of Gravity Industries.

He said the suits had two mini engines on each arm and one on the back allowing the paramedic to control their movement just by moving their hands.

Bet other emergency services want to use this

Re: Flying paramedic could save lives

Posted: 30 Sep 2020, 09:47
by Sunderland Nut
It can get them up the mountains in a hurry but I'm sure the emergency services can think of many other ways they would be useful.
High rise flats?

Re: Flying paramedic could save lives

Posted: 30 Sep 2020, 11:56
by Steve30000
Sunderland Nut wrote: 30 Sep 2020, 09:47 It can get them up the mountains in a hurry but I'm sure the emergency services can think of many other ways they would be useful.
High rise flats?
I think you can only hover so far from the ground, so basically you're skimming across the surface.

Re: Flying paramedic could save lives

Posted: 30 Sep 2020, 16:21
by Sunderland Nut
Steve30000 wrote: 30 Sep 2020, 11:56
I think you can only hover so far from the ground, so basically you're skimming across the surface.
Ah that's how they work.
That makes sense with those but I am sure one day we will have others which can go higher.