Northern Region Surf Life Saving Association

of Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: EMS
Secondary Role: Search & Rescue
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service
Current Status: Active

History

A rescue helicopter service for Northern NSW was officially launched at Ballina in December 1982. It was the 5th SLSA helicopter in Australia. In 1983 the helicopter moved to a base in Lismore, and in 1986 to Lismore Airport. In 1996 the service was able to 24 hrs 365 days a year.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
AS365C 2 1991 – 2007  
AS365N 2 2005 – current  
Bell 206B 2 1983 – 1990  
Bell 206L 1 1990 – 1996  
Hiller UH-12E 1 Dec 1982 – 1983  

Unit Markings

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Main Bases

Base Duration
Ballina Dec 1982 – 1983
Lismore 1983 – 1986
Lismore Airport 1986 – current

More Information

References

Other Sources

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