Deputy Pilot


David O’Brien has a long and extensive history in the aviation industry, and is proud to serve in the role of Deputy Pilot. He is responsible for assisting the Chief Pilot to maintain compliance with the conditions of the Air Operators Certificate, and is ready to take the Chief Pilot role if required.

“The helicopter service is very important to Surf Life Saving. We’re not out there rescuing people every day, like a lot of patrols may do, however we’re there helping prevent people from getting into trouble in the first place, and helping the wider Surf Life Saving community to prevent drownings.”

For more information on the Deputy Pilot role or any of the WLRHS roles within Surf Life Saving Queensland, visit