Not sure what service this air ambulance belongs to, but this is a pretty cool video of it taking off.
All I really know is that it’s shiny, yellow, and it’s taking off majestically from a location, probably on Earth. However, yellow is a pretty popular color as far as rotor air ambulances are concerned, which is probably why so many of them get pulled over for speeding.
This yellow medical helicopter was also filmed once, by somebody. I could ask the uploader of the video on YouTube, I suppose, but I decided to make it as difficult as possible instead.
How about you, Air Medical Net readers? Can you identify what air ambulance service/company this helicopter belongs to?
…Or what country it is from?
A UK air ambulance charity has been the target of yet another callous air ambulance charity break-in. A large amount of money was stolen (exactly how much is not yet known). You can read the full story with much more information at the Nottingham Post.
The gutless thieves apparently made their way into the charity shop of The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) through the back door, using a wrench to break in to the building.
They then ripped a safe containing “a considerable amount of money” off the wall.
Money that was donated by good-hearted people to support a life-saving UK air ambulance.
And, of course, the charity will have to pay for a new door and a new safe as well, bringing their total losses from this senseless break-in even higher.
Air Medical Net would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Joyous Kwanzaa, a Festive Festivus, a Jubilant Saturalia, a Gleðileg Yule, and the very happiest of any other holiday that you celebrate.
This is the time of year, more than any other, when we should all get along. It’s a shame we can’t all get along year-round, but maybe we can try to do so just for the end of December.
Most importantly, those of us in the United States should not provocatively, boisterously, and constantly shout out our unique spins on whether you should say “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” at Starbucks, because I’m there, and I’m just trying to work on some things.
National Public Radio has just posted a great interview on their site with Dr. Orekunrin, the female doctor and helicopter pilot who brought air ambulance service to the nation of Nigeria. It was a feat some had seen as improbable, if not impossible.
A “flying doctor” herself, Dr. Orekunrin proved that she had the skills and dedication to make Flying Doctors Nigeria a reality. FDN and Dr. Orekunriun has been mentioned before on this site, but this interview, as well as some other reading I’ve done recently, proves that the organization deserves a closer look. Hopefully, we will have more information or an interview with them ourselves in the near future.
In the meantime, you can read the full NPR interview, where Michel Martin talks with her about her experience creating Flying Doctors Nigeria. It’s good reading for everyone in the air medical business.
People who seem to stay heavy despite dieting and exercise may have their DNA to blame for a lack of results.
Genetic researchers at Cambridge have found that mutation of a gene called KSR2 may cause “continued hunger” in patients who are obese, as well as slowing their metabolism.
If these findings are true, this would explain why some people can eat an entire key lime pie at 2 in the morning and never gain an ounce, while others struggle to keep their weight down. It may not be a lack of willpower after all; it may just be (at least in part) your DNA.
The researchers have examined the effect of KSR2 on the development of obesity in mice, but they are now beginning to analyze the effect of the gene in humans.