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, we only receive help through the secondment of paramedics and doctors from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Find out more about our partnership with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust HERE.

To keep Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air we need to raise £19,000 per day.

As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 3 million acres. Our two air ambulances operate from our airbases at The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, and together with our two Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) cover the whole of the region.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Helicopters

Who we are

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to Yorkshire’s most seriously injured patients.


Yorkshire Air Ambulance in a Yorkshire Field

How are we funded

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a charity. We rely on public donations and fundraising.


Yorkshire Air Ambulance Pilots & Paramedics

Meet our team

Since we started, our Charity has grown from just a few to a wide team of operational crew and fundraising staff.


Helicopter Bases

Our fleet & airbases

We operate two aircraft and two Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) from two airbases. We operate from our Nostell Air Support Unit at the Nostell Priory Estate in Wakefield. This is home to our air desk, aircraft hangar, boardroom and office space. We also operate from RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk.


Yorkshire Air Ambulance helipad

Story of YAA

The story of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service and how it came to be.


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Annual reports

At Yorkshire Air Ambulance we pride ourselves on being an open and transparent charity, and custodians of the money so gratefully donated by our supporters.


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