The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to Buttermere, Lake District, at 5pm yesterday to an injured paraglider.
The man, believed to be in his early 40s and from the Penrith area, had sustained minor back injuries thought non-life-threatening.
He was treated on scene by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew before he was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
The flight to hospital took just 12 minutes, the same journey by road would have taken around one hour and ten minutes. He arrived in a stable condition.