Charity Tandem Skydive in aid of Essex Air Ambulance

Unlike NHS emergency services, Essex 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 Earls Colne 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 Essex to remain operational and keep saving lives.

Facts of Flight

  • Over 13,000 missions have been flown since its launch in July 1998
  • 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 Essex Air Ambulance, go to our booking page or phone us on 01869 278706.

Essex Air Ambulance Go Yellow Week - will be held from the 11th - 17th September. Dress up in yellow or maybe wear a yellow wig and jump out of a plane in aid of Essex Air Ambulance. Choose from any of our 22 locations across the UK. Contact us for more details at

Registered Charity 1108989