If you live close to Phoenix P-12 Community College you may have been alarmed at the sound of a helicopter over head on Tuesday morning.

There was no emergency unfolding, but rather a wonderful opportunity for the students participating in the Blue Edge Program, along with many others students from the College, to get up close and personal with one of the firefighting aircraft used during our recent bushfire season.

A very big thank you to the team from “McDermott Aviation”, pilot Hamish and Fuel Logistics Manager Dave, and also Commander Wayne Rigg from Fire Services Victoria, who gave of their time to bring along the helicopter, and explain how firefighting from the air supports the fire fighting troops on the ground.

The students had a fabulous time and loved the opportunity to sit inside the helicopter, back and front!!

Eyewatch – Ballarat Police Service Area