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Apr 24

From Monday 1st of April, the two Airbus H145 D3 helicopters the Charity operates will be fuelled by Yorkshire Tea.

Steve Waudby, Director of Aviation at YAA explains: “The people of Yorkshire are pretty much fuelled by Yorkshire Tea, so why not the YAA helicopters?  We have been considering making the switch for a while now, and today was the big day.  The kettle is on continual boil whilst our crew makes sure that there is always a proper brew ready to fill the helicopters up with.

We had considered other alternative fuel sources however Yorkshire Tea was the obvious choice.  It’s at the heart of everything we do at YAA.  Crew morning brief with a cup of Yorkshire Tea, debrief after a serious incident with a cup of Yorkshire Tea, quick brew before the end of each shift – even our Head Office staff can’t function without a continual supply of Yorkshire Tea.  It just made sense for us to switch the helicopters over to running on Yorkshire Tea too.”

Steve concluded: “Obviously it’s going to take a lot of teabags to keep both helicopters in the air and helping to save lives across Yorkshire.  As an independent Charity, we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters to help us raise those vital funds.  So, if anyone would like to donate towards the fuelling of G-YAAA and G-YORX, please head over to our website and donate at www.yaa.org.uk/donate.

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