Charity Tandem Skydive in aid of Herts Air Ambulance
Unlike NHS emergency services, Herts Air Ambulance, part of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
Each HEMS Team consists of a Pilot, a Pre-hospital Care Doctor and a Critical Care Paramedic who can be rushed to the scene of an incident with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the Hospital Emergency Department. Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs.
Deployed on average 1-2 times a day, the HEMS Team is most commonly dispatched to patients with serious illness or injury caused by such incidents as traffic collisions, falls from height, heart attacks, stabbings, cardiac arrests and stroke.
The helicopter is based at North Weald Airfield and is operational 7 days a week from 7.00am to 9.00pm or sunset whichever occurs first.
With no direct funding from the Government or National Lottery the charity rely solely upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives.
Facts of Flight
- Over 2,000 missions have been flown since its launch in November 2008.
- It costs in the region of £480,000 per month to keep both helicopters flying and cover all charitable costs, that’s £5.8 million every year.
- The average cost per mission is just over £2,700.
- The MD902 Explorer flies at around 150mph (138 knots).
To book your charity skydive and raise money for the Herts Air Ambulance, go to our booking page or phone us on 01869 278706.
Herts Air Ambulance Go Red Week - will be held from the 19th - 25th September. Dress up in red or maybe wear a red wig and jump out of a plane in aid of Herts Air Ambulance. Jump at the Cambridge, Peterborough, Brackley or Reading centre or choose from any of our 21 locations across the UK. Contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity 1108989