The helicopter crewmen are the vital link between the pilots and paramedics... an extention of their senses.
(General Manager Helicopter Services)
Greg served in NZ Army in Vietnam, 161 battery 1970-1971. He joined Red Beach Surf Club in 1979 gaining surf medallion and first aid, and acting as powercraft officer and surf boat crewman. In 1983 Greg joined the Helicopter Rescue service as a crewman, and in 1991 joined the newly formed Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust as a fulltime Helicopter Rescue crewman instructor, HUET instructor and Sea Survival Instructor. He became Crew Chief in 1992, and in 2000, after 17 years at the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, was appointed Helicopter Manager - which is the role he still performs today as well as that of Aircraft Maintenance Controller.
(Crew Chief / Quality Assurance Manager)
Herby came to the Trust from the Customs Department where he had served nine years as a Diver, Ship searcher and as a Crewman on their Marine response vessel HAWK II. He joined the Trust in 1995 as a Crewman and is now Crew Chief as well as being responsible for the Trusts Quality Assurance System.
Herby is also qualified as a Winch Training Instructor, a Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Instructor (HUET) and is the lead Auditor for the organisation and has also participated in over two thousand rescues and was recognised for this achievement in 2009.
Ati joined us on a full-time basis in 2012 after spending 22 years in the RNZN, the latter half of which was on the 6 Squadron Sea-Sprite helicopters, where he achieved the role of Master Chief.
Mark spent 14 years with RNZAF, initially as an aircraft mechanic then flying UH-1Hs, before
joining the Trust in 2004.
John has been a keen surfer for many years and is a member of Muriwai surf club. He started working on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter as a volunteer in 1986 and became a fulltime crewman in 1994. John has participated in over two thousand rescues and was recognised for this achievement in 2009.
Leon has worked in the Fire Service for over 25 years and on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter since 2000.
Dean's carreer over the last 20 years includes military service and ambulance roles. He joined ARHT in June 2011.
Murray has worked for St John Ambulance for over 24 years, and crewed on the helicopter on a part-time basis in the nineties. He joined ARHT in 2011.
Richard made the team in August 2012.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:00|
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