Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust


Charity / Social Enterprises / Not for Profit

About Us

Taking to the skies in 1987, Cornwall Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance in the UK. It has now completed more than 26,000 missions, saving countless lives.

Cornwall Air Ambulance is on scene on average in just 12 minutes in mainland Cornwall and less than 30 minutes on the Isles of Scilly. The paramedic aircrew provide pre-hospital critical care at the scene of the incident and can go on to fly the patient to specialist hospital units in Cornwall, Devon or Bristol and even as far as Swansea.

We rely on our supporters for the running costs of £3.5 million a year. Anyone could need this service at any time whether local or visitor, young or old.

For the half a million people who call Cornwall home, as well as the millions who visit the county, Cornwall Air Ambulance is a reassuring presence, and it’s all thanks to the support of people like you.


  • Saving time. Saving lives.
  • Operating 365 days a year
  • Over 26,000 missions since 1987
  • Annual running cost of £3.5 million
  • Funded by charitable donations


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