Aviation students engage with rescue helicopter team
Published on 24 May, 2013
Around 30 students from CQUniversity's Aviation program recently engaged with the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter team in Bundaberg.
Aviation Senior Lecturer Ron Bishop says the students spent over two hours getting instruction on the BK117 Kawasaki Helicopter and the equipment on board, including how it works in a search and rescue mission.
"Demonstration on that aircraft and the Bell Longranger on search and rescue techniques and the importance of procedures gave our students an insight into the environment they may be exposed to during their careers as aviators," Mr Bishop said.
Second-year Aviation student Kail Huth said "it was great to get around the pilots and aircrew who were involved in the Bundaberg flood rescue and recovery and learn from them".