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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service Charity

Yorkshire Air AmbulanceFor information about the Air Ambulance please visit their official website: www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance launched on October 25th 2000 was the first to operate in Yorkshire. It has flown over 3000 life saving missions.

The West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service (WYMAS) NHS Trust operate the service on behalf of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service Charity. Their aims are to offer a service to rural and urban communities across all of Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Air AmbulanceThe Air Ambulance can be made airborne in as little as two minutes, and is capable of traveling at a speed of over 140mph. Video clip of the Air Ambulance taking off here... (clip is 390kb and will take 1 - 3min on a 56k modem, you will need flash).

Due to Civil Aviation Authority rules the helicopter is operational 7 days a week 365 days a year during daylight hours - 8:00am - 6:00pm. The Air Ambulance Team and helicopter are based at Leeds Bradford Airport. Take a 360 degree view of the helicopter at the airport here...

Yorkshire Air Ambulance CockpitThe Helicopter is a EuroCopter Bolkow 105 which is adapted specifically as an air ambulance. It is designed to carry a pilot, two operational paramedics, equipment and can carry one patient. In extreme cases it can take a second patient. It can deliver a fast inter-hospital transfer of seriously ill or injured patients and a high level of patient comfort, especially to patients with relevant head, neck, back and spinal injuries.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance rear compartmentThe Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service Charity funds the service which annually costs in the region of £1 million.

Locally, there are organisations that help support the Air Ambulance. Haworth Primary School Gardening Club did a sponsored graveyard tidy which raised £650 more... and the 2005 calendar raised £1,055 more...

Yorkshire Air AmbulanceAnnually at Christmas time there is the Bronte Vintage Tractor Road Run which has raised thousands more...

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs help to continue to provide the service. There are many ways you can get involved: Fundraising events, getting sponsored for an event helping at Yorkshire Air Ambulance events, advertising the charity, or by making a donation. If you think you can help you can contact them at:

Yorkshire Air AmbulanceYorkshire Air AmbulanceYorkshire Air Ambulance Service Charity
Office D255
Dean Clough

Tel 0845 1206060
Web: www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk

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