World’s first surf rescue by a drone – Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver
The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver, Australia’s most successful and famous drone, executing the world’s first surf rescue by a drone in January 18, this year when two young men got swept out to sea at Lennox Head and the Westpac Little Ripper drone was deployed to drop it’s SOS marine pod to the boys. The SOS marine pod inflated on contact with the water, and the two boys hung onto the inflatable device and were pushed safely to shore by the wave action.
INDIGENOUS RANGERS DRONE TRAINING WITH LITTLE RIPPER GROUP
The Little Ripper Group has just undertaken a major UAV training program with the Cape York Development Group working with indigenous rangers in the remote north of Queensland.
The rangers from Coen and Aurukun have undergone a UAV training program with specialist trainers from the Ripper Group.
THE SOUTHPORT SCHOOL – FIRST SCHOOL IN QLD OFFERING CASA APPROVED DRONE TRAINING AS PART OF SCHOOL CURRICULUM
TSS has partnered with the Westpac Little Ripper Group to offer students their Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Remote Pilot Licence. Through Westpac Little Ripper’s CASA approved training course, TSS can offer an ‘in house’ theory modules through the Engineering Technology teacher, Mark Lockett. With this exciting new partnership TSS can provide the opportunity for students to sit their theory and practical flight exams and obtain their Remote Pilot License whilst at school.