We provide air ambulance services across the North-East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. We are entirely funded by charity.

The aircrew

Find out who flies on board our aircraft as we undertake rescues throughout the region. Look out for:

  • Who coordinates rescues from our airdesk
  • Who has responsibility for safety on board the aircraft
  • What the doctors get up to back on base


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The helicopters

Meet the three helicopters that make up our life-saving fleet.

  • What kind of aircraft are they?
  • How fast do they go?
  • Have they got names?
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The bases

We have bases at Langwathby, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Newcastle International Airport. Find out a little more about them here, including:

  • How long it takes to fly from Langwathby to Carlisle
  • What is a forward operating base?
  • Where are we planning to move in the future?
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How we are called out

We get called out more than 1,000 times every year. But how do we decide which incidents to attend? Also:

  • Which areas we cover
  • How the airdesk operates
  • What kind of incidents we look out for
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The rapid response cars

Did you know we also respond to incidents in our cars? Find out more about them here, including:

  • Why we need the cars
  • What equipment they carry
  • What is MERIT
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The story about how the Great North Air Ambulance Service came to be.

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Kit bag

Our aircraft are essentially flying emergency departments. Find out what we carry on board and how we put it to use.

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Our trustees

The board of trustees is responsible for making sure the charity is well run. Find out how they manage that here.

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