Terra Viva Support Air Rescue

Terra Viva partners with CWCART The Trust was delighted to host the Terra Viva Cafe team at the GCH Aviation Air Centre last week. The team met with some of the Canterbury Crew and took a look around the H-145 Rescue Helicopter. Terra Viva has partnered with the Trust, making a commitment to donate for […]

HUET Training 2020

Helicopter Underwater Escape Training February 2020 The rescue crew completed HUET training this February, which is just one of the many training modules the Crew must complete in order to work on the rescue helicopter. HUET training teaches techniques for exiting an aircraft in an emergency situation, ie if a helicopter ditches in water. Participants […]


Miles Toyota Support Air Rescue

Miles Toyota extends partnership with the Trust The Trust would like to extend it’s thank to Miles Toyota for continuing to support the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust in 2020. Miles Toyota has been the Trust’s vehicle sponsor since 2017. Thank you Mark Mills and the Miles Toyota team for your ongoing support.  


Ann-Marie Joins the Trust!

This month the Trust welcomes a new staff member! The Trust is very excited to welcome a new member to the team, Ann-Marie Nolan. Ann- Marie has joined the team as the executive assistant to the Trust CEO, Christine Prince. Ann-Marie has worked in a similar role at Virgin Australia for nearly 15 years and […]


Christchurch Hospital Helipad

Helipad Celebrations at Hagley Park The Trust celebrated the Christchurch Hospital helipad launch alongside the Maia Health Foundation and the Canterbury community earlier this month. The Maia Health Foundation hosted an amazing event celebrating all those involved with the Christchurch Hospital helipad project. The Maia Health Foundation began fundraising for the helipad in early 2018 […] (7)

Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)

IFR IFR will be a significant development for the Rescue Helicopter Service in Canterbury and will essentially allow the Rescue Helicopter and crew to operate in more compromised weather conditions. Currently, due to specific weather patterns around the Canterbury region, we are unable to respond to some emergency call outs, it is estimated this figure […]