This is a bird … this is an airplane … this is a flying medic racing in the air to save a life !!!
This is the hope of the British service for the Great North Air ambulance, which is testing the world’s first jet sanitary suit over the mountainous terrain of the Lake District … in collaboration with Gravity Industries.
See – the founder of gravity Richard Browning performs the test flight and is able to gloriously reach the “victim’s place” – inaccessible by vehicle – in less than 90 seconds! It would take 25-30 minutes on foot.
Obviously, this huge time saving in an emergency can be the difference between life and death.
Andy Mawson, director of operations at GNAAS, came up with the idea and described the test flight as “great”. He says he saw the need for a flying paramedic because there are dozens of patients a month in the complex geographical region.
Mawson says the jet pack exercise shows huge potential for providing critical care services quickly and effectively.
He adds … “If the idea takes off, the flying paramedic will be armed with a medical kit, with strong pain relief for walkers who may have suffered fractures, and a defibrillator for those who have suffered a heart attack.”
And again … it just looks great.