When I grow up I wanna be a chopper pilot
About 20 Whataupoko Playcentre children and parents enjoyed a day out at the Eastland Rescue Helicopter hangar last week.
Staff rolled out the chopper and started it up much to the delight of the young enthusiasts.
The playcentre kids tried on flight helmets, were winched up in a rescue basket and even took a turn at the controls.
Whataupoko Playcentre is a parent-led, early child education (ECE) service with support from an ECE qualified teacher.
The playcentre is based next to Central School and welcomes new families.