Flying High with Wiltshire Air Ambulance Christmas cards and Calendar

By Anita Jaynes on 23 October, 2015

AERIAL photographs of iconic Wiltshire landmarks and rural scenes feature in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s 2016 calendar.

The charity’s new helicopter, a Bell 429, features in many of the photographs in the calendar.

In one photograph it is pictured in the sky above Wiltshire with the county’s previous helicopter, an MD 902, used by Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA). Others include the Bell 429 above the Westbury White Horse and the Caen Hill Flight of Locks in Devizes.

There are also aerial photographs of iconic landmarks including Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral.

All the images in the calendar have been generously donated by the photographers involved.

Claire Kelly, Head of People, Vision and Values at WAA, said: “It’s been a few years since we produced a calendar and we hope that people will enjoy seeing parts of Wiltshire from the air. The photographs highlight our rural county and show some of our operation. We are so grateful to all the photographers who supplied their images for free.”

The charity’s helicopter also features on its new Christmas cards. One design is of the helicopter flying over the Cherhill Monument and White Horse while another design features it flying over the Westbury White Horse.

Another six designs features traditional Christmas scenes, including Santa and a Robin.

Claire Kelly said: “Last year’s Christmas card featuring the Bell 429 flying above the Caen Hill Lock Flight in Devizes proved extremely popular with the public and it sold out. We hope the new designs will be of interest.”

The Christmas cards are priced £4 for a pack of ten. A triple pack, called Bethlehem, has 15 cards. The calendar is priced £5. Also for sale is the WAA 2016 diary, price £3.

They are all available from outlets including WAA’s charity office at Carlton House, Maundrell Road, Calne, Wiltshire Police HQs reception in London Road, Devizes and the WAA Supporters Shop in Maristow Street, Westbury.  For a full list of outlets go to