DRF Luftrettung celebrates its 50th anniversary

DRF Luftrettung celebrates its 50th anniversary

6-Feb-2023 Source: DRF Luftrettung

On March 19, 1973, a DRF Luftrettung crew took off for the first time to save lives. The DRF Luftrettung is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 with numerous activities: the highlight will be the celebration on June 13 in Stuttgart, and the event on March 18 and 19 in Berlin will kick off. 

“We are really looking forward to the various events,” says Dr. Krystian Pracz, CEO of DRF Luftrettung. “Our goal is to use all of these activities to bring people in Germany closer to the life-saving work of our colleagues.” 

There will be two premieres at the start on March 18th and 19th in Berlin: For the first time, DRF Luftrettung will present its anniversary helicopter with special paintwork and the “World of Air Rescuers”. A mobile world of experience in which exhibits provide insights into different work areas of the air rescue service and which then goes on tour nationwide. On both days, the anniversary helicopter can be viewed and the world of experience explored. DRF Luftrettung crew members will be on site.

DRF Luftrettung stations will open their doors from April

After the start in Berlin, the station in Göttingen will open its doors to the general public in April. Christoph 44 has been on duty in southern Lower Saxony since 1980 and is stationed directly at the university clinic. In May Christoph 47 will follow in Greifswald, in June the stations in Stuttgart and Angermünde. In the second half of 2023, further stations of the DRF Luftrettung will offer action days.

The preliminary highlight of the anniversary year is the celebration on June 13 in Stuttgart. The DRF Luftrettung invites partners from politics and society to the Wagenhallen. The evening will be hosted by Sven Voss, known from the moderation of the TV show “Das aktuell Sportstudio” on ZDF.

“We would like to let as many people as possible participate in this, too, which is why we will broadcast this event on the Internet. Air rescue is teamwork, as my colleagues have been demonstrating every day for 50 years,” says Dr. Krystian Pracz, “we therefore invite all interested parties to follow the event live on our digital channels. 2023 will be an eventful year for us. We are proud of what we have achieved together for the people and look optimistically to the future of air rescue, which will be the subject of the specialist symposium with partners and international experts from flight operations and medicine on June 14 at the same location, the Stuttgart Wagenhalle becomes.”

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