There are plans for expansion of the service provided by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in Tasmania, beyond responding to emergencies in the state.
A team has flown into Queenstown's Mountain Heights School on Tasmania's West Coast for a learning experience for around 250 students from across the region.
Chair of the rescue outfit Therese Taylor has hopes of building its role further into the hospital system.
"In a state like Tasmania, where we have got specialist medical treatment centres being established now through the new health system we have, either in Launceston, Hobart or Devonport.
"Its easier in a state like this to transport patients via helicopter and those are where the opportunities lie," Ms Taylor said.
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