Flying to more than 20,000 tasks every year, National Police Air Service (NPAS) crews provide effective aerial support to ground based officers across England and Wales and in doing so improve operational response to incidents within the highest safety standards. Working alongside Tactical Flight Officers, NPAS Pilots have the opportunity to make good use of their skills and experience on a variety of police missions including fast-paced, dynamic tasks such as:
• pursuit of stolen vehicles
• searching for missing persons/suspects
• support for firearms incidents
Pilots also fly to pre-planned tasks. This can include support for large public events such as the London Marathon, Heads of State visits and large demonstrations. On occasion, pilots are called upon to land so the crew can assist people in distress.