On the 18th August 2021, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick NIP, and Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service Mrs. Ingrid YEUNG visited the Government Flying Service.
With the company of Chief Pilot (Operations) Capt. James Sze, Mr. Nip took a trip on the H175 Helicopter from Wan Chai Helipad to GFS Headquarters. En-route they watched a simulated coastal rescue mission, to have a better understanding of the daily rescue operation.
At GFS headquarters, Mr. Nip was shown around the hangar with ground crew conducting maintenance, and the air crew demonstrated the use of the specialty equipment of aircraft in service.
Afterwards, Mr. Nip visited the Air Command and Control Center (ACCC) and was briefed about daily operations, aircraft dispatch, allocation of resources to deal with the dynamic operational needs and emergency callouts.
Finally, Mr. Nip met with Capt. West Wu, Controller, GFS and the senior management regarding the latest situation of the department, and met with staff representatives from all grades.