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Air Ambulance at Open Day
Sunday June 12 2011

Surrey Air AmblanceLogo (Helicopter)The Air Ambulance service in Kent, Surrey and Sussex costs around £ 3 million annually to stay airborne. Receiving no funding from the Government or the National Lottery the charity is entirely dependent upon the generosity of the public to support the two helicopters, based at Marden and Dunsfold.

June 11, 2011

Surrey Air Ambulance opens its doors to the public with a fun day out for all the family this Sunday (June 12) at Dunsfold Park – the home of BBC’s Top Gear track.

Visitors will get the opportunity to have a guided tour of the MD902 helicopter and meet its life-saving crew of pilots, specialist doctors and Critical Care Paramedics subject to medical emergencies.

Attractions include

Children can enjoy

  • A Funfair
  • mobile small animal farm
  • Miniature railway
  • Bouncy castle
  • Kids’ craft area
  • Face painting
  • Pleasure flights courtesy of London Helicopter Centres
  • tours of a Boeing 747
  • a Eurofighter
  • flight simulator
  • emergency service demonstrations.
  • There will also be live music from local band Charley Farley Sunday Four
  • country drives in an open-top Rolls Royce
  • Hog roast, BBQ and a Fullers Beer and Pimms tent


All from 11am to 4pm

Last years open day
Open day 2009
More on The Air Ambulance

Surrey Air Ambulance is a charity which relies almost entirely on public donations and receives no National Lottery funding.

The helicopter carries a specialist doctor and Critical Care Paramedic who can carry out advanced medical procedures at the scene, giving patients the best chance and quality of survival.


Surrey Air Ambulance is based at Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh off the A281 Horsham to Guildford road. Everyone is welcome and entry is free.


If you would like to make a donation to the Air Ambulance please call 01622 833833. Alternatively cheques can be made payable to Surrey Air Ambulance and posted to Wheelbarrow Park Estate, Pattenden Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9QJ

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Saving lives in road crashes BBC News
Four or five times a day, anyone near the Royal London Hospital in the capital's East End can hear the familiar clatter of a helicopter taking off from the roof of the Accident and Emergency wing.

On board is likely to be Dr Gareth Davies, a consultant in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. Along with a paramedic, another doctor and two pilots, London's distinctive red air ambulance will be flying to the scene of a serious accident.

This could typically be someone who's fallen from a height, a child with serious burns, or even the victim of a shooting. Mostly however, it is to attend a serious road crash

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