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Eurocopter 135

The Helicopter

The EC135 

The new EC135 Eurocopter


The helicopter is a red and yellow liveried EC135 Eurocopter, G-HBOB, (G represents Great Britain,
H represents Helicopter, and BOB representing the three counties - Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and is based at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire.

Features include:

  • Complies with IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)
  • On board GPS linked moving map system
  • Twin engines for safety and can fly at speeds of up to 150 mph
  • High manoeuvrability and compact size for landing almost anywhere
  • Skid under-carriage enabling aircraft to land on a variety of ground conditions and slopes
  • Main and tail rotors are set up high for good obstacle clearance and safety, the tail rotor is enclosed for additional safety
  • Has the ability for more than two hours' flying time
  • Has side and rear loading for stretchers
  • Carries a full range of high tech medical equipment to care for patients in flight
  • Has an additional seat enabling a family member or friend to accompany a patient to hospital
  • Low vibration level gives a smooth and comfortable ride
  • The EC135 has a GPS linked moving map system.