Flying doctors: UK air ambulance tests paramedic jet suit
By Abiodun Ogundairo
03 October 2020 | 2:23 pm
Emergency responders and engineers in Britain say they have successfully tested "the world's first jet suit paramedic". The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) worked with Gravity Industries to test their jet suit in the hilly Lake District, where mountain rescuers can often take around an hour to arrive if a helicopter isn't required.
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