Yorkshire Air Ambulance

To provide, deliver and develop with integrity, transparency and pride, state-of-the-art emergency response air ambulances for the protection of human life across Yorkshire, and its environs.

It may surprise you to know that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.

In fact as a charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air the charity need to raise £12,000 per day.

This is equivalent to £4.4 million per year. As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. The two Air Ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk.

Both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances are latest generation Airbus H145 Helicopters. Built with a state-of-the-art technical specification and bespoke medical fit-out, they deliver numerous patient care and operational benefits and can respond rapidly to a multitude of mission needs. The H145 aircraft also possess full night-time capabilities, enabling more lives to be saved.

Both helicopters can reach speeds of up to 150 mph and together cover the whole of the region seven days a week, 365 days a year. The first Air Ambulance is known as G-YAAC and the second as G-YOAA.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Don't just take our word for it

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has worked with BIU Group for over a decade for our recycling campaign, reducing landfill and providing affordable clothing to developing countries. In addition, we’ve received over £2.68 million in donations.

These donations over the years have saved many lives and the partnership allows us to plan long-term for the charity. We count this partnership as a huge success

Garry Wilkinson, Director of Fundraising, Yorkshire Air Ambulance