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RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

In an important milestone for RACQ CareFlight Rescue, its Toowoomba-based Bell 412 XCO helicopter today celebrates 24 years of lifesaving service. Affectionately known as “Clive” after well-known philanthropist Clive Berghofer or “Oscar”, the helicopter joined CareFlight’s operational fleet in 2009 as South West Queensland’s dedicated rescue chopper. Since then, Oscar has kept a watchful eye… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 18-Jan-16

RACQ Careflight completes first AW139 mission

RACQ Careflight completes first AW139 mission

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Brisbane-based crew completed its first mission on board the new AgustaWestland 139 (AW139) helicopter today. “After six weeks of intensive crew training, the AW139 helicopter officially became operational this morning,” CareFlight Operations Manager Matt O’Rourke said. The milestone flight was a hospital transfer for a 65-year-old woman suffering a cardiac condition. “A… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 18-Nov-15

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Snake bite airlift becomes CareFlight’s 1,000th mission

Snake bite airlift becomes CareFlight’s 1,000th mission

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a patient after he was bitten by what is believed to be a deadly Tiger Snake. The man in his 60s was struck on the left foot once while moving boxes in a shed at a property in Queensland’s South West. “The patient was initially treated on scene by QAS… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 01-Mar-15

27-Nov-14 Archerfield, Australia

Tail boom damaged when parked inside hangar during a hail storm which ripped off the hangar doors

27-Nov-14

Almost $140,000 raised for RACQ CareFlight Rescue at Gala Ball

Almost $140,000 raised for RACQ CareFlight Rescue at Gala Ball

More than 500 guests dressed to impress at RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s eighth annual Gala Ball on Saturday night, while helping to raise an incredible $140,000 for the helicopter rescue service. The magnificent Empire Theatre set the stage for Toowoomba’s night of nights, which saw revellers dig deep to raise the impressive figure. RACQ CareFlight’s South… Read more »

Source: RACQ Careflight, 02-Jun-14

RACQ CareFlight now routinely carries blood

RACQ CareFlight now routinely carries blood

RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopters are carrying lifesaving blood, arming paramedics and doctors with the vital supplies in times of emergency.  See full story

07-Jan-14

Queensland puts Au$3.57M of state funds into Night Vision upgrades

Queensland puts Au$3.57M of state funds into Night Vision upgrades

Under this initiative, RACQ Careflight Rescue, the Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service will each share in Government support to introduce NVG.  see full story

Source: Logan Reporter, 11-Nov-13

RACQ CareFlight Rescue latest recipient of CYCA SOLAS Trusts grant

RACQ CareFlight Rescue latest recipient of CYCA SOLAS Trusts grant

CYCA SOLAS Trusts has provided RACQ CareFlight Rescue with $34,000 to purchase and install two Flightcell DZMx flight tracking systems, which will improve the service’s search capabilities The additional equipment means the two helicopters can be tracked using GPS technology, which improves safety for the crew on board and provides enhanced coordination during a search. … Read more »

Source: CYCA SOLAS Trusts, 29-Oct-13

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Avlite donates helipad lighting to RACQ

Avlite donates helipad lighting to RACQ

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Toowoomba helipad was this week fitted with a solar-powered helipad lighting system to enhance crew safety and efficiency during night operations. (See Full Story)

Source: Australian Aviation, 28-May-13

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Aviation Australia honoured by RACQ Careflight

Aviation Australia honoured by RACQ Careflight

On Thursday 18 April 2013, Investors and Supporters of RACQ CareFlight’s rescue service were honoured with a cocktail function to recognise their contributions and support throughout the year. The evening included a host of special guests ranging from Corporate Sponsors to Individual Donors, without whose support the provision of 24/7 emergency response helicopter rescue service… Read more »

Source: Aviation Australia, 28-Apr-13

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CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

CareFlight welcomes Aviation Australia partnership

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has welcomed a partnership with Aviation Australia what will see the Queensland non-profit reimbursed for $15,000 per year worth of underwater escape training at Aviation Australia’s Brisbane Airport facility. (see full story)

Source: Australian Aviation, 16-Sep-12

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CareFlight gets a $300,000 boost‎

CareFlight gets a $300,000 boost‎

RACQ CareFlight are flying high after a $300,000 sponsorship deal was announced by mining company New Hope Coal (see full story)

Source: Whitsunday Times, 20-Oct-11

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State of Queensland to bankroll RACQ CareFlight

State of Queensland to bankroll RACQ CareFlight

The State Government has committed Aus$1.64M per year in the Budget, which means the service will be able to run full-time instead of just weekends and school holidays.

Source: The Chronicle, 09-Jun-10

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