The Cornwall Air Ambulance project is a tale of the triumph of wishful thinking over an intransigent establishment. It is also a tale of the fortunate coming together of a small group of like-minded individuals who were persuaded by the author to agree to do something that no other part of the National Health Service had ever contemplated before – to create a novel new type of 'flying' ambulance. It would carry skilled paramedics and their equipment to the distant corners of the county and revolutionised emergency care. This book describes how the First Air Ambulance project emerged from an idea and became a reality. A portion of the sale price of each book sold or downloaded (min one pound) will be donated to the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.