Hong Kong Science Museum - Semper Paratus

Semper Paratus

Introduction

“Semper Paratus”, a Latin phrase, meaning "Always Ready", is the motto of the Government Flying Service (GFS). The GFS is the only government body in Hong Kong that provides 24-hour emergency helicopter and fixed-wing air support service for the people and the government. Its responsibilities involve searching and rescuing both over land and at sea, providing emergency air medical services, assisting in fighting fires, performing photography for aerial surveys, supporting the disciplined services for internal security purpose, etc.

This exhibition introduces the daily work of the GFS with the aid of videos and tangible objects. Exhibits include a fixed-wing training aircraft, scaled-down models of the service fleet, the main rotor blade and turboshaft engine of a helicopter, an air-droppable liferaft and a specialised bucket used for aerial firefighting.

Date: 15.6 – 17.10.2018
Venue: G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Admission Fee: No extra fee is required for museum visitors of Permanent Exhibition

Public Programme
Meet the GFS

During the exhibition period, members from the GFS will share their works and thrilling stories with visitors closely.

Date Time
14.7.2018 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:15pm
28.7.2018 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:15pm
18.8.2018 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:15pm
15.9.2018 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:15pm
13.10.2018 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Venue: G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Free for museum visitors of Permanent Exhibition

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Government Flying Service

Fixed-wing aircraft used for training; scaled-down models of the service fleet and a simulated scenario of a mountain rescue.
Fixed-wing aircraft used for training; scaled-down models of the service fleet and a simulated scenario of a mountain rescue.

A searchlight used in night missions.
A searchlight used in night missions.

A specialised helicopter bucket used for aerial firefighting.
A specialised helicopter bucket used for aerial firefighting.

An air-droppable liferaft and other equipment used for rescue in water.
An air-droppable liferaft and other equipment used for rescue in water.

A dropsonde, dropped from an aircraft to collect meteorological data, such as air pressure, temperature and humidity.
A dropsonde, dropped from an aircraft to collect meteorological data, such as air pressure, temperature and humidity.

The internal structure of a helicopter turboshaft engine.
The internal structure of a helicopter turboshaft engine.