Sunday 18th March 2012
The photograph shows the Cornwall Air Ambulance landing in Lerryn a few years ago.
In this particular case, the pilot skillfully flew under the electricity wires spanning the field to land as close as possible to the gateway leading to Couchs Mill Road so that a casualty from the village could be taken to Treliske hospital.
Our attention has been drawn to the fact that duty has to be paid for the fuel for all such flights. Apparently, the RNLI is exempt from fuel duty when its lifeboats are called out.
If you look at the Discussion Forum by clicking on the button below, you will see that there is a link to an e-petition. If 100,000 people sign this petition, parliament is duty bound to discuss this issue.