During the shift changeover period, the day crew and the late crew meet in the briefing room to complete a structured aviation and clinical handover. Clinicians change over at 4.00pm, pilots at 5.00pm. This is because pilots are only routinely authorised to fly at night for a maximum of nine hours.

The outgoing pilot will perform a handover to the incoming pilot who will ensure that the night vision goggles (NVGs) are set up correctly, before placing them in the aircraft. The whole team wear NVGs at night and they also have handheld satnav devices and head torches.

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