Record holder to give talk on air ambulance

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A lecture on the Scottish Air Ambulance Service is to be held near Sleaford next week from a joint Guinness World Record holder.

The Friends of Metheringham Airfield welcome Andrew Sayers for the talk, which will be held in the Old Gymnasium at the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre on Wednesday, April 27, at 7.30pm.

Andrew will speak on the history of the Scottish Air Ambulance Service, illustrating his presentation with accounts of incidents based on the themes of drugs, violence, alcohol, and sex.

A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, he is also a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a joint holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest flight simulator session (along with Buzz Aldrin and others).

He has also served in the British Army in the Intelligence Corps.

Andrew has a wealth of experience in the field of aviation with 9,800 hours of recorded flights and has trained pilots in their roles for British Airways, BMI, Aer Lingus, to include the military.

He was seriously injured in a chemical accident in 2001, but continued with his flying career and went on to become a captain for the Scottish Air Ambulance Service using their Beech 200 King Air for six years.

His last aircraft was taking the controls of the world’s fastest turbo prop called the SAAB 2000. His flying career halted in 2014 due to further surgery being required which has now largely resolved his injuries from the chemical incident.

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