Charity information


To provide suitably qualified pilots, helicopters and crews for emergencies, disasters, or the prevention thereof, and emergency aid throughout the world. Incorporates Airwatch.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    The Heli-Aid has access to a utility helicopter that is operated under a strict CAA Air Operators Certificate for Public Transport Flights based at St Breward, near Bodmin. It is available for use by any of the emergency services as support for aerial surveillance for, say, command and control, as well as rapid Transport of key personnel in emergency situations. It is not an air ambulance and does not carry patients but we could carry key personnel like Emergency Planners or Doctors or relay information like traffic reports to advise best routes for emergency vehicles or to report the progress of a wild [gorse] fire. It could be used for movement of equipment like water pumps over difficult terrain. It can carry underslung loads or be fitted with utility floats or spray arms. Heli-Aid is registered to work under the Cornwall Council Emergency Plans and Cornwall Fire & Rescue Services. Our helicopter could provide the aerial platform for equipment s as to supply personnel on the ground with live visual and audio information without the need for them to be passengers in the helicopter. This is particularly useful in the case of cliff and gorse/wild fires.

  • Aims

    Heli-Aid aims to:

    • To provide local support throughout by helicopter.
    • To provide worldwide support by helicopter.
    • To support the aims of Airwatch.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1023489

    Board members: 3

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01208 850543

    Address: Brake Farm Penvorder Lane St Breward BODMIN Cornwall PL30 4NY

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