Not Just Flying Helicopters – The Privilege of Saving a Life

My guest in this episode is an old friend and former colleague that developed a flying career after leaving the military, having completed multiple high intensity tours in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Bosnia with an elite army unit. In his two fascinating ‘working’ roles today he has an unparalleled view out of the front windows, as a North Sea helicopter Captain flying for Bristow Norway and his work as a mountain rescue medic in the Scottish Cairngorms. We discuss Si’s journey through his military career, to his flight training and dual careers of flying and mountain rescue. I’m personally blown away by the skills, the passion, the drive and the resilience that enabled him to succeed and also the fascinating philosophy cross-overs from aviation to the medical world.

Simon is not just a Pilot with Bristow helicopters, but also a mountain rescue leader
Simon in the cockpit of an S72 helicopter

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