Prince William starts work as air ambulance helicopter pilot serving East Anglia



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LONDON — Britain's Prince William has started his new job — working as air ambulance helicopter pilot.

Kensington Palace says William began work Monday for Bond Air Services, a helicopter operator that serves East Anglian Air Ambulance. He will undertake job training in the next few months — including simulator, aircraft and in-flight skills training — and start piloting missions in the summer.

William, 32, passed his Air Transport Pilot's License exams in March, completing 14 written exams on subjects such as the principles of flight and navigation.

The second-in-line to the throne will work with medics responding to emergencies ranging from road accidents to heart attacks.

The stint will be William's main job, although he will also continue to take on royal duties and engagements both in Britain and overseas.

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