Hebridean pilot draws NHS message above Yorkshire – BBC News

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Mr Tuna used an app to plot his deliberate route.

A pilot has created a 35-mile extensive tribute to the NHS by writing a message within the skies above Yorkshire.

Yak Tuna, 23, spent two hours writing the letters “NHS” over the Yorkshire Dales as he carried out a routine upkeep flight on Wednesday.

Mr Tuna, who works for Hebridean Air Companies, was in Leeds because the plane he flies wanted a brand new engine fitted.

The business pilot mentioned he needed to do the tribute to thank NHS employees for “their onerous work and dedication”.

He mentioned: “I believed I would as properly do one thing productive in the course of the upkeep flight. Primary, it makes the time go just a little bit faster and, quantity two, it is simply fairly a pleasant tribute to the NHS.”

Mr Tuna, who has labored for the Scotland-based airline for a 12 months, often flies between islands within the Interior and Outer Hebrides.

He organised his route on a flight plan app earlier than taking off from Leeds Bradford Airport.

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The view from the cockpit, which handed over the Yorkshire Dales, was “unbelievable”.

He mentioned: “To have the whole lot line up with the climate, the air site visitors and the airspace, to drag one thing off on the proper day, works out fairly properly.

“It was about 20 miles excessive and roughly 35 miles extensive. It’s a fairly massive tribute and we’re privileged to have air site visitors management to accommodate us doing it.

“The view was unbelievable. I’ve have not seen a day like that over Yorkshire in a really very long time. Blue skies, nice visibility, nice distinction of the hills and the daylight. It was a cracking place, actually.”

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