A retired Australian NAVY helicopter will be stopping at Stawell during its final flight across Australia.
Stawell resident and NAVY technician officer Anthony Anyon joined the defence force during the mid-1990s and has been responsible for the maintenance of the NAVY’s helicopters since.
The aircraft will leave from Fremantle as it travels to its final destination, Nowra in New South Wales.
But the Stawell aerodrome will be a stopover along its way.
Stawell Secondary will be sending a busload of students to view the aircraft and to speak with the crew on Monday.
Anthony’s father Graeme Anyon spoke on his behalf and said Anthony wanted others to gain an insight into life with the defence force.
“He wants others to know this could be a part of your future,” he said.
“There are other options besides university and the defence force is a rewarding one- there are many opportunities and every day is exciting.”
The helicopter is expected to land on Sunday.