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Landings Program

School meets safety: Land a rescue helicopter visit for your school

Extending our iconic Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS) into the classroom, students across Australia can experience the thrill of a Westpac rescue helicopter landing at their school and a chance to meet the crew who dedicate their lives to helping others. The landings program gives kids the chance to get up-close-and-personal with a helicopter, it’s lifesaving equipment and our local heroes. 

How does it work?

We’ll work with a contact at your school to coordinate a safe and engaging landing. This will involve:

  • Assessment of a compliant landing zone (for example, ensuring the school has a large oval or field, is free from obstructions such as trees, powerlines, and houses, has a safe viewing area for students and a wet weather contingency for a crew presentation).
  • Ideas for students of all ages to get involved and engage with the event.
  • Pre-event briefings for all key contacts to run through the format for the landing, including roles & responsibilities.
  • Local PR/media opportunities.

The landing and presentation will take approximately 1.5 hours and we’ll work with you to ensure the best possible experience. 

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Schools Program App

Offers children an opportunity to play and learn through a play-based learning game – “Rescue Rangers”.

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