SLSA benefits from 3 years of Research & Development by The Ripper Group.
Our sponsor Westpac partners with Surf Life Saving Australia to put more eyes in the sky over Aussie coastline this summer. This new program follows on from Westpac’s three year partnership of the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drones in NSW and QLD, and 45 year partnership with Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service. The Ripper […]
Australia’s First Female Aboriginal Search and Rescue UAV Pilot
Meet Australia’s first female aboriginal search & rescue drone pilot – 23 year Rajarni Gibson of Fingal in New South Wales, Australia. Rajarni was part of a team of 9 aboriginal pilots from the Coodjinburra Clan of the Bundjalung Tribe that were trained in August 2018. The history of Fingal’s Indigenous people helping save life goes […]
The World’s Oldest Living Culture Embraces Hi Tech Skills To Save Lives
The Juraki Surf Culture group from Fingal in New South Wales Australia newly trained indigenous UAV pilots – Kevin Slabb, Joel Slabb, Aubrey Phillips, Clinton Penola, Kyle Slabb, Elijah Slabb, Kaleb Slabb, Malachi Urquhart, Rajarni Gibson and Budjerah Slabb with the Westpac Little Ripper team – Eddie Bennet-Ripper Group CEO, Ben Trollope, Michale Kirby, Sam […]
Australia leading the way for Drone use
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Mooloolaba “Later this year, during the Southern Hemisphere summer, Westpac Little Ripper drones will be used to help rescue stranded swimmers and to spot sharks that might be getting a little too close for comfort.”
Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver for Port Macquarie
Naturally Sugar Free pioneer Nexba announced its support of the Port Macquarie region by donating a Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone to the Surf Life Saving New South Wales Mid North Branch. Six volunteer surf life savers will be trained as remote pilots at the Ripper Aviation Academy.
BBC Profiles the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver
Our little rescue drone is making big news. “BBC Click” broadcast a 7 minutes segment featuring the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver Drone and went into details about “Sharkspotter” shark recognition and our world-first drone rescue in Lennox Head