Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust is a registered charity providing an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.

We began operating in 1990 and the helicopter and crew have saved countless lives. The charity shared a helicopter with Wiltshire Police for 24 years, but began operating as a stand-alone air ambulance from 2015 using a Bell 429 helicopter.

It costs £4.5 million a year to keep the lifesaving service operational, which equates to a more than £12,000 per day.

The charity receives no regular direct funding from the Government or National Lottery grants, so relies on the generous donations from the public and local businesses to raise the vital funds needed.

The yellow and green helicopter in flight against a blue sky.
Stuart from Westbury's story

Stuart from Westbury's story

Wiltshire Air Ambulance saved my life.

But it's not just my life they saved. It meant I could get married and we have our two beautiful daughters.

After collapsing at home in Westbury, Wiltshire Air Ambulance flew me to Southmead Hospital within 11 minutes. If we’d gone by road it would have taken over an hour to get there and it’s unlikely I’d be telling you this story now.

Read our patient stories

Mission Control

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Our latest missions

Find out where we have been carrying out our lifesaving work across Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas recently. 

Location: Braydon

Attended in: Car

Crew Attending
Paramedic Paul Rock

Paul "Rocky" Rock
Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Jono Holme

Jono Holme
Critical Care Doctor

Location: Kington St Michael

Attended in: Car

Crew Attending
Paramedic Paul Rock

Paul "Rocky" Rock
Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Jono Holme

Jono Holme
Critical Care Doctor

Location: Bath

Attended in: Car

Transported to: Royal United Hospital, Bath

Crew Attending
Paramedic Paul Rock

Paul "Rocky" Rock
Critical Care Paramedic

Dr Jono Holme

Jono Holme
Critical Care Doctor

Location: Swindon

Attended in: Helicopter

Transported to: Bristol Royal Infirmary

Crew Attending
A photo of a trainee critical care paramedic

Matt Metcalf
Trainee Critical Care Paramedic

Dan Tucker

Dan Tucker
Critical Care Paramedic

Pilot Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello
Line Pilot

Location: Westbury

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
A photo of a trainee critical care paramedic

Matt Metcalf
Trainee Critical Care Paramedic

Dan Tucker

Dan Tucker
Critical Care Paramedic

Pilot Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello
Line Pilot

Location: Cirencester

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
A photo of a trainee critical care paramedic

Matt Metcalf
Trainee Critical Care Paramedic

Dan Tucker

Dan Tucker
Critical Care Paramedic

Pilot Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello
Line Pilot

Location: Quedgeley

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
Critical Care Paramedic and Operations Officer Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Critical Care and Clinical Lead

Paramedic Craig Wilkins

Craig Wilkins
Critical Care Paramedic

Pilot Simon Gough

Simon Gough MBE
Line Pilot

Location: Frome

Attended in: Helicopter

Transported to: Royal United Hospital, Bath

Crew Attending
Critical Care Paramedic and Operations Officer Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Critical Care and Clinical Lead

Paramedic Craig Wilkins

Craig Wilkins
Critical Care Paramedic

Pilot Simon Gough

Simon Gough MBE
Line Pilot

Location: Swindon

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
Pilot Simon Gough

Simon Gough MBE
Line Pilot

Critical Care Paramedic and Operations Officer Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Critical Care and Clinical Lead

Paramedic Craig Wilkins

Craig Wilkins
Critical Care Paramedic

Location: Chippenham

Attended in: Helicopter

Crew Attending
Critical Care Paramedic and Operations Officer Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Critical Care and Clinical Lead

Paramedic Craig Wilkins

Craig Wilkins
Critical Care Paramedic

Pilot Simon Gough

Simon Gough MBE
Line Pilot

The Bell-429 helicopter on the helipad with a rainbow in the sky behind
Three paramedics walking towards the helicopter which has landed on a hospital helipad.

Middlewick House Open Garden

Visit the beautiful garden of Nick and Annette Mason on 8-9 June.

The family-friendly weekend is back and includes plenty of stalls to browse, with lots of items for sale, including jewellery, plants, candles and art.

Book tickets in advance to save!

Find out more

The exterior of Middlewick House, with five sports cars parked on the lawn in front

Get in touch

Have you been airlifted by us?

If you or someone you know has been airlifted by our team, it would be great to hear from you. We can arrange for a visit to the airbase for the chance to meet our pilots, paramedics and doctors.