Helicopter Services Coordinator and Aircrew Officer

I am responsible for ensuring both Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters in Western Australia are operationally ready. That means I need to ensure all of our crew are trained and our mission-critical equipment stays serviceable. I also fly onboard the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters, typically as a member of our metro crew, as part of our scheduled patrols.

Favourite WA Beach?   

Meelup

Favourite holiday destination and why?        

Maldives, just a stunning location with warm and friendly people.

What inspired you to join the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service?

Between 2004 and 2016 I had been involved in Aviation and Emergency Response whilst serving in the Military and thoroughly enjoyed my involvement in both. On moving to Western Australia in 2016 I learned of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter and the role it has in supporting the Western Australian community. I thought that it would be a great way to merge two things I am passionate about, and I was lucky enough to get recruited into a role aboard the aircraft in 2019.

What motivates you to work for the service and help the community?

I find working for the community in the manner that we do to be incredibly rewarding. I derive a great sense achievement in knowing we provide a vital service to all those who recreate along our amazing coastline.

What’s your hidden talent?

Multitasking.

Do you have any aspirations in aviation?

To continue the good work of all those who’ve gone before me in this role and ensure the WA Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is as safe, efficient and effective as it possibly can be.

If you were stranded on an island what three things would you bring with you?

A personal locator beacon, a good book and patience.