Flood relief assistance in Lephalale, Limpopo

The ‘Pride of Limpopo” EMS/AMS emergency helicopter assisted with the flood relief in Limpopo Province, Lephalale area on the 13th of March 2014. A total of nine flying hours for the day, 75 people evacuated to a place of safety as well as water and food supply drops to more than 120 people that were isolated. Many emergency service, police and rescue personnel were also relocated. A special thank you to the crew, AMS Pilot Johan Stone, Rescue Crew from the Limpopo EMS Department of Health, Eugene Schreiber and Jaco Van Zyl.


An inspiration to those aspiring to enter the aviation industry

Khosini Ngobese, helicopter pilot was honoured by the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters at the launch of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Bursary Scheme Programme. Minister Peters was the guest of honour at launch which took place on Wednesday, 5th of March 2014. The programme aims to address skills shortages & transformation challenges in the aviation industry. Khosini, a former recipient of this Programme has successfully completed her training.


First 1 000 hours reached on the AMS Agusta 119Ke

 

Stephan Rossouw, helicopter pilot for the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) has reached a milestone in not only his own career but also in the history of the organisation. Rossouw has completed  1 000 hours on the AgustaWestland (AW) 119Ke rescue helicopter. He currently has a total of 1040 hours on the AW 119Ke. The AW 119Ke rescue helicopter that the AMS utilises for aero-medical flights is fully equipped with a dedicated medical intensive care-type interior, with hoist & sling and winch capacity and emergency floatation gear for operations over the sea.



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In accordance with the principles and objectives of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and in support of the national health systems, to contribute to the improvement in the quality of life of all communities through the facilitation of access to equitable and effective healthcare and the provision of aero-medical and other associated humanitarian services.
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