Surf Life Saving Queensland

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

SLSQ’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service began in December 1976 and patrolled Gold Coast beaches from October to April each year. In those early years a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter was used. There were four rescues carried out during 37 missions flown in that first season. The service has been sponsored by Westpac (formally the Bank of New South Wales) since 1978.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Bell 206B 1 Dec 1976 – ?  
?? 1 ? – ?  
?? 1 ? – ?  
AS365N 1 ? – ?  
AS350 1 ? – ?  
EC135 1 2009 – current  
Bo 105 1 2012 – current  

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
Kurrawa 1976 – ?
Carrara ? – current
Caloundra ? – current

More Information

References

Other Sources

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