Lifesavers to the Rescue

Saving the Philippines by: Reagan , Hannah , and Marissa

About Us

Our names our Reagan Lee , Marissa Mckelvey , and Hannah Larsen and we are apart of the operation lifesavers to the rescue program. The primary objective is to save the Philippines. Our team goal is to help, protect, and save the people in Philippines by providing shelter, medicine, food, and safety. Reagan Lee is in charge of navigating our plane to the Philippines. The navigator identifies airports suitable for intermediate stops, calculates flight times, and plots the final route on the world map. The navigator also reviews weather and other flight advisories, and informs the pilot if changes are necessary. Participates in the selection of relief supplies. The responsibilities of the navigator were the flight simulator. Marissa Mckelvey is in charge of piloting our plane to the Philippines. The pilot is the command of the aircraft upon takeoff, double checking the route plotted by the navigator, and of approving any in flight route changes. The pilot also participates in the selection of relief supplies. The pilot had a very important responsibility Hannah Larsen is the medical officer. The medical officer determines what medical supplies are needed for the mission to prevent control disease outbreaks and serves as team expert on infectious diseases. The medical officer's responsibilities was to research infectious diseases that were present in the Philippines. All of the members of lifesavers are load masters. The load master supervises the division of the supplies among five pallets based on capability of the aircraft. The load masters also participate in the selection of relief supplies. All of our responsibilities were to make a supply list. Now for some information about the people on our team. Reagan Lee is talkative , friendly , fun and motivated person who is determined to save the Philippines. She likes to hang out with her friends , play with her dogs and loves playing softball. Marissa Mckelvey is a happy and motivated girl who is excited to help the people in the Philippines. In her free time, she plays volleyball and hangs out with her friends. Hannah Larsen is an outgoing and person who is determined to help the Philippines. In her free time , she likes to play volleyball, dance (crazily) and hang out with her friends.


To help and relieve the people of the Philippines, our group was able to send 5 pallets to the Philippines by flying a plain over there. Over our 5 pallets we sent a total of 8 boxes of medical supplies, 5 packages of drinking water, 4 boxes of food, 5 refrigerated medical chests, 5 boxes of clothing blankets, 2 portable latrines, 6 boxes of mosquito supplies, 1 miscellaneous box (used for tents), and one complete portable hospital (a total of three parts).

Our team took 30 hours and 56 minutes to deliver the supplies we gathered to the people of the Philippines.

To provide relief and bring our supplies to the people of the Philippines, we had to take an 8 stop flight route from Houston, Texas to Tacloban, Philippines.This is the flight route that we took. We first went from Houston, Texas to Chadron, Nebraska. We then went from Chadron, Nebraska to Alberta, Canada. Our third stop was from Alberta, Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska. The next stop was from Fairbanks, Alaska to Anadyr, Russia. The fifth stop was from Anadyr, Russia to Magadon Oblast, Russia. The sixth stop was from Magadon Oblast, Russia to the Aomori Airport in Japan. The seventh stop was from the Aomori Airport to the Hangzhou International Airport in China. The last stop was from the Hangzhou International Airport in China to Tacloban, Philippines.

Our teams main goal was to provide help, protect, and save the Philippines by providing medicine, shelter, food, and safety. We accomplish this goal by bringing the people of the Philippines by bringing them medicine that helped them stay safe and get better, tents (under miscellaneous) that provided shelter, food that helped them recover, mosquito supplies that helped them repel against the bugs and kept them safe, and many other items that helped us accomplish our goal.


Flight Plan Map

It took our plane 30 hours and 56 minutes to get to the Philippines.
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Pallet Weight and Volume

Total Weight- 29,750 lb

Pallet 1- 6,800 lb

Pallet 2- 5,200 lb

Pallet 3- 4,300 lb

Pallet 4- 6,900 lb

Pallet 5- 6,550 lb

Total Volume-3,008 ft to the third

Pallet 1- 592 ft to the third

Pallet 2- 728 ft to the third

Pallet 3- 640 ft to the third

Pallet 4- 600 ft to the third

Pallet 5- 448 ft to the third

Supplies that directly addressed our goal

We brought many supplies to help care for the people of the Philippines. Our team goal is to help, protect, and save the people in Philippines by providing shelter, medicine, food, and safety. To provide shelter we are bringing, portable medical hospitals to keep them safe. We have also brought, tents in our miscellaneous boxes to keep them safe. For medicine we are bringing a large amount of medical supplies so that we don't run out. The portable hospitals will allow us to set up large spaces to care for the people as quickly as possible. Keeping the people healthy and living right is our job. For food we are going to bring about four crates of a variety of different kinds of foods. Also we have around 5 containers full of water to keep the people of the Philippines hydrated in the heat. A major category is safety. Like I said, we are bringing medical supplies, portable hospital, refrigerated medical chests, and mosquito supplies. We want to save as many lives as possible and help them go back to their normal life style or way of living.


We accomplished a lot of things while saving the Philippines. First, we made groups and assigned jobs. Second, we learned about Tacloban , Philippines and we briefed to earn 100% funding. 100% funding meant we get to fill the plane completely. Third, we researched and made a powerpoint about the infectious diseases that are present in the Philippines. Fourth, we watched a video about the Philippines to get even more information about the city we are saving. After that , we determined what relief supplies we needed. Next, we determined what quantity of supplies can fit on each crate and to be taken on board of the C- 130 Hercules cargo aircraft. Finally, we did a flight simulation test and made our flight route.

While doing this service project we learned a couple tips and lessons along the way. We learned that teamwork is key for a big project like this one. We learned to prepare in more detail for big projects and have more than one back up plan if things do not work out the way you were hoping. We all together learned more about natural disasters, the kind of impact they have on people, and all the things the people need to recover.

During this project my group , the lifesavers , has some big accomplishments that we are very proud of. First, we got 100% funding! Next, we had the highest weight in our class. Then, we got the biggest volume in our class. These accomplishments helped us bring more supplies and better help the people of the Philippines. Our team’s purpose for doing this mission or project was to provide help and relieve to the people of the Philippines. By completing this project we hoped to help these people recover from and get over the natural disaster that destroyed many of their homes and lives. With hard work and time we were able to provide the relief we were hoping to, and help many people in the Philippines.

We have faces many misconseptions over learning about the Philippines but have corrected ourselves throughout this experience. One of them being the language. We used to think all they could speak was their own language, tagalog, but we have discovered they can speak english as well. They know many english words and can speak it fluently. Another misconception is, we used to think it wasn't a very safe place to be. We have learned that the people there have a warm and friendly nature. They are kind and open hearted people. Lastly, we used to think it would take around three to four days to get to the Philippines from here, but know we know it is only about a day. It does depend on how many stops you take and how long they will be though. If you have the patience and the time to get there you will be just fine.

Going to the Philippines we have discovered strategies to help us along the way. Through our journey we learned many techniques. One of them was packing our crates tightly so that we could bring enough supplies. We had to fit as many boxes as we could in each crate, we would turn the boxes every way to see which way would work best. Another strategy was trying to find a way not to fly over the Pacific Ocean. We had two choices on where to go around it to get to the Philippines. We could go south of it, but it would take longer, or go north of it. We decided to go north so we wouldn't have as many stops. A strategy that did not work was, flying to the Philippines in seven stops. Our goal was to get there only in seven but it ended up being eight total stops. Lastly, another strategy that didn't work was the portable hospital. We ended up having more people that were in need of our care than we expected. It took longer to get everyone back to every day life, but we are just happy everyone is safe.