Meet The Life Flight Trust
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Life Flight is a non-profit emergency air rescue service operating out of Wellington Airport servicing the Marlborough region. Life Flight’s purpose is to save lives and help people in their greatest moment of need.
It’s often a huge team effort during emergency response with a strong backing of supporters helping fund the missions. Life Flight is grateful to be a part of a wider team of emergency services, responding to the Marlborough community.
Life Flight’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter is called upon when speed is critical or the location is hard to reach. The chopper is equipped with search, rescue, communications and medical equipment and the teams are trained to make a difference in a wide range of emergency situations. Our Westpac Chopper responds to the lower North Island and top of the South Island.
Life Flight also provides a nationwide air ambulance service, flying critically ill patients urgently needing specialist medical care. Our two planes are fitted-out like a flying intensive care ward and staffed by expert medical teams.
On average, someone needs our help every six hours. Since 1975, more than 30,000 people have been helped by Life Flight. For many of those, the emergency flight saved their life.