Chris Attrill

Chris Attrill has worked as a pilot for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for nearly four years, having previously flown with the Great North Air Ambulance.

Chris Attrill has lived all over the world. He was born on the Isle of Wight, and since then he has spent half of his life in Australia, and half in the UK.

He has worked as a pilot for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for nearly four years.

Before that he flew with the Great North Air Ambulance.

In his spare time Chris likes to go out walking with his dog Jenson, and he's recently taken up horse riding.

He's also interested in military history.

Chris says that the best part of working for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is being able to use the flying skills which he learnt in the Australian and British armies in a new way to help people in trouble in Yorkshire.

He told BBC Helicopter Heroes that he enjoys the aerial views.

"The scenery is great," said Chris.

Chris used to represent South Australia at water polo, and his nickname is ‘Digger’, a slang term for people in the Australian army.

"When I joined the British army it just stuck and has been with me ever since!"

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