Similar to our Friends membership but with extended cover of your farm workers and their households living on the farm.
It costs as little as $120 a year to join our Rural Friend of the Rescue Helicopter programme to help keep your local helicopter in the air providing a vital emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. After all, you never know when you or your family might require our services. Funds received go directly to the rescue helicopter in your region.
You will receive a donation certificate, a bumper sticker and certificate to display on your farm with your GPS coordinates to ensure that our crew can find you in an emergency when time is critical.
Sign up to Rural Friend of the Rescue Helicopter programme today.
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Flight for Life
Help your local rescue helicopter by turning livestock into life stock.
Farmers know the risks – drought in the summer, floods in the winter, fluctuating pay-outs and exchange rates, grazing conditions and the health and wellbeing of your livestock. One thing you do not have to risk is the availability of a rescue helicopter in your community.
Having access to a local rescue helicopter when you live in remote farmland areas of New Zealand can mean the difference between life and death. Every donation, regardless of size, means we can continue to offer this life-saving service to farmers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
New Zealand’s premier meat processor, Greenlea, have made it easy for you to support your local Rescue Helicopter by enabling you to donate the value of your cattle directly through their service:
- Send your cattle to Greenlea for processing
- Nominate the number of cattle you want to donate
- Greenlea will arrange the donation and send 100% of it to your local rescue helicopter
Sim Upgrade – We need your help
Your local rescue pilots undertake unique and specialised training, including simulated (SIM) flight training.
The SIM allows your pilots to practice flying in every type of weather condition from the safety of the hangar. This ensures they are ready for all scenarios when on a real mission.
The SIM needs upgrading
The upgrade project requires a new physical SIM training environment – a replica helicopter cockpit complete with instruments and controls and a series of large projector screens to display the simulated flight – and the custom development software for New Zealand’s unique terrain and weather conditions.
This equipment will provide more realistic training scenarios – ensuring our pilots, crew and patients will return home safely.
The main advantage of training in the SIM is the huge cost saving to you – the donor. It reduces the amount of training that needs to be done in the helicopter.
With the project cost in excess of $45,000 we need your help.
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