Essex and Herts Air Ambulance takes off from Blackheath, Colchester (HD)

Following on from my previous post about a spectacular helicopter crash in New Zealand, I was reminded of some HD footage I captured of the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance when in landed in a play park a few meters from my house a couple of years ago at Blackheath, Colchester.

Having a chat with the piolet prior to take-off, he promised a perfect pirouette when he left – and he did just that.

Notice that the¬†Essex and Herts Air Ambulance helicopter as no tail rotor like conventional helicopters. Instead, this design known as NOTAR uses a high-powered fan to force air over the tail creating stability and thrust. Very cool…

Watch the full video here

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