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PILOT PRINCE

Inside the trauma team where Prince William is a pilot - BBC FUTURE (2016)

In 2016 BBC Future was granted exclusive access to the air ambulance base where HRH Prince William was a pilot.  We spoke to the Prince and his team mates about their work dealing with some of Britain’s worst emergencies.  Revealing a relaxed and little seen side of the Prince, the resulting films were picked up by news outlets around the world.  

 
 

WAITING GAMES

The Duke of Cambridge and the team discuss what they get up to when they aren't training or preparing as they wait for a call-out.  They also speak about how it felt when William joined the crew.

"You have to have a bit of banter and to be able to laugh at yourself."

 

 

PILOT PRINCE

The Duke of Cambridge and his colleagues explain what it takes to fly a team of critical-care medics to an emergency scene.  Piloting with developing information about the circumstances and the landing site is a complex and dangerous operation. 

"Our main aim is to keep the aircraft and the people inside it intact..."

 

 

ON THE GROUND

The Air Ambulance team describe how they keep their heads during a call-out -  delivering emergency treatment, keeping the public safe and managing an accident scene. 

"We're essentially bringing the first half an hour of care that an emergency department could deliver to the roadside."

 

 

THINGS YOU CANNOT UNSEE

The Air Ambulance team describe some of their toughest encounters.

"We play an intimate part in our patients' worst day of their lives."

 

 

CREDITS (VIDEO PRODUCTION)

Video director, video editor and camera: Adam Proctor
Reporter, writer and web producer: Amanda Ruggeri
Camera: Alan Stockdale, Foundlight Productions
Music: Audio Networks

Special thanks to Alan Stockdale the fantastic camera operator who we brought in to help us achieve the look and feel we wanted.

CREDITS (MULTIMEDIA GALLERY)

Stills photographer: Olivia Howitt
Producer and editor: Richard Fisher
Editor: Daniel Fisher
Managing editor: Jonathan Fildes

 

Click here to view the original multimedia piece at BBC Future

(Adam produced and shot the above videos during his time leading the multimedia unit at BBC Global News.)