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Flying the Friendly Skies

Sean Gibson is manager of quality assurance for Mobile Care Services.

At any accident there can be as many as four news helicopters covering the scene where WakeMed’s Air Mobile is responding to a call.  WRAL’s Sky 5 is one of the most frequent helicopters covering accidents where WakeMed Air Mobile has been called to respond.

The two crews have developed a friendly relationship and frequently share information about obstacles, hazards, flight paths and the accident with each other while en route.  This friendly exchange of information helps crews avoid mid-air collisions and helps the WakeMed Air Mobile crew better understand the situation on the ground even before they arrive.

This afternoon, WRAL’s Sky 5 landed on the helipad on WakeMed Raleigh Campus so the two crews could meet in person.