About us Our Service The Helicopter The Helicopter Reaching speeds of up to 160mph, you may have already seen Thames Valley Air Ambulances’ G-TVAL streak across the Thames Valley skies. Thanks to your donations the helicopter carries our highly skilled team of paramedics and doctors on a life-saving mission. In Autumn 2015 we launched our new Airbus H135 Helicopter. It carries specialist night vision kit which allows the helicopter to be operational day and night throughout the year. Based at RAF Benson, the helicopter is equipped with the latest flying and medical technology enabling us to treat more patients than ever before. Key features and technical information Twin engines enabling speeds of up to 160 miles per hour Integrated navigation, communication and GPS avionics GPS approach with vertical guidance, increasing capabilities in poor visibility A steerable high intensity spotlight with flood lighting Use of night-vision goggles Ability to side or rear-load the stretcher Multi-functional floor with weight savings of up to 27kg compared to our previous model Watch our launch video Images Check out some stunning images of G-TVAL.