missions flown 10749

Eurocopter 135


  • The first air ambulance charity was launched in Cornwall on April 1, 2020
  • Twenty-four helicopters are leased or owned and in service for the 17 air ambulance charities
  • Air ambulance charities collectively undertake 19,000 missions annually, and serve 177 accident and emergency departments
  • Collectively, the air ambulances are the busiest voluntary emergency services in the country
  • Air ambulances work with: 35 pilots, medical teams made up of consultants, specialist registrars, GPs, emergency care practitioners, paramedics, technicians and nurses
  • On average, each mission costs 1,229, and the average spend per helicopter is 843,000pa

Facts about your Air Ambulance

Did you know YOUR Air Ambulance

  • Is on call seven days a week, 365 days a year
  • Operational across the three counties every day
  • Can be airborne within 3 minutes
  • Has a top speed of approximately 150 mph
  • Can land in an area of half the size of a tennis court
  • Up to 50% of our missions are road traffic accidents
  • Carries a patient and a carer


  • Costs are on average 165,000 a month
  • 2 million a year to operate our seven day service
  • Receives NO funding from Central Government or the National Lottery

That's why:

 WE rely on you ... so YOU can rely on US