Today we had a really exciting day out. Devon is lucky enough to have a brand new, shiny air ambulance helicopter – and today it landed on a local school playing field for a public viewing.
Gemma and Jacob were terribly excited to see it coming down from the clouds and landing metres away from them. Once the propellers stopped, we were allowed to take a closer look!
My sister actually works for the air ambulance team, and so Gemma and Jacob were allowed access to the helicopter – to sit in it, look at all the controls and meet the pilot and crew. They gave the pilot some pictures they had drawn of the helicopter.
A really lovely day, and a chance to support the local air ambulance – the work they do is vital.
The children had a brilliant time, and have been talking about it all non-stop since we came home. Jacob announced at dinner time ‘When I am 17, I am going to be an air ambulance pilot’. What a great ambition to have 🙂