Highs, lows and lessons from 25 years on the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Emergency Management consultant and former Westpac Rescue Helicopter crewman, Wellington, New Zealand
Dave grew up in New York and ended up in Wellington as an IT consultant in 1990. His background as a volunteer fire fighter/EMT led to him becoming a volunteer crew member on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in March 1991. Twenty-five years, and nearly 4000 flights later, Dave hung up his flight helmet for the last time in May 2016.
During his talk, Dave will look back at some of his more memorable missions, and some of his personal highs, lows and lessons learned over the 25 years.