Event date: 
1 Mar 2020 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
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Events & fundraisers

Life Flight Open Day, sponsored by Interislander 

Join us for an action-packed day at our Rescue Base! Emergency demos, delicious food and heaps of entertainment. Fun for all ages!

We'll see you rain or shine. Fingers crossed for sunshine, but you can keep covered in our three large hangars if the rain drops start to fall.

Join us on the day and you’ll even have a chance to win a scenic flight on our Westpac Chopper! 

Entry is by koha to Life Flight - your support will help us save local lives.

Event location Life Flight Trust, 17 George Bolt Street, Rongotai, Wellington

Join our Facebook event here

Emergency Services

More than a dozen local emergency services will be on display including:
• Life Flight’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter 
• Life Flight’s Air Ambulance Planes
• Aviation Security
• Blood Service
• Coastguard Wellington Rescue Boat
• Customs Detector Dogs
• Defence Force Bomb Squad (with their very popular bomb disposal robot!)
• Department of Corrections Dog Team
• Fire and Emergency
• Land Search and Rescue
• Police (with their laser run challenge)
• Rescue Coordination Centre
• Royal New Zealand Airforce
• Strikemaster Jet – ex-RNZ Airforce
• Jet Ranger Helicopter - ex-Austrian Airforce
• Wellington Airport Fire Service
• Wellington Hospital NICU and ICU
• Wellington Free Ambulance (CPR demos)

Entertainment and Activities

A fun day for all ages with proceeds helping Life Flight save lives:
• Wellington Batacuda live music
• Interislander crew stand 
• Westpac Kid Zone
• The Hits Kids' costume contest
• Virtual reality Westpac Chopper rescue experience 
• Norwood obstacle race
• Huff and Puffs ferris wheel and merry-go-round
• Facepainting
• Little Driver mini jeeps
• Fuji-Xerox paper plane throwing contest
• Little Dribblers football
• Companion dogs
• Jetts Fitness competition 
• Spot prizes, exciting raffles, and more!


Delicious Food, Beverage and Hosting 

• Coca Cola Caracooler
• Donut and Churro Express
• Flight Coffee
• Interislander Boat Snacks
• Kapura Chill Zone
• Mitre 10 BBQ
• The Greek Food Truck
• The Hungry Monkey
• Tip Top Ice Cream

Demo Schedule

Time Demo
10am Doors Open 
10am Wellington Batacuda Live Music Performance
10.45am  Customs Detector Dogs Demo
11am  Westpac Chopper Winch Rescue Demo
11.10am  Wellington Airport Fire Service Demo
12pm Westpac Chopper Winch Rescue Demo
12.10pm Wellington Airport Fire Service Demo
12.15pm Customs Detector Dogs Demo
12.30pm  The Hits Kids' Dress Up Costume Contest
1pm Westpac Chopper Winch Rescue Demo
1.30pm Customs Detector Dogs Demo
1.45pm Wellington Airport Fire Service Demo
2.30pm Event Finishes

Thank you to our Event Partner Interislander for providing vital funds and support to make our Open Day possible.

For more information please contact:
Phone: 04 920 2242
Email: info@lifeflight.org.nz