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Contest Launched to Find Name for New Medical Flight Helicopter


Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has launched a competition so they can find a name for their new medical flight helicopter. The new aircraft is AW169 and has flown several missions already. Now the air ambulance charity wants to give it a name based on suggestions from the public.

More About the Aircraft

The new air ambulance helicopter became operational on June 12 and has carried out several missions for the charity. And within just a few hours of being on-line, it was used by the critical care team to respond to their first incident. It involved a cardiac arrest patient.

A Contest to Name New Medical Flight Helicopter

Now the charity has given the public an opportunity to help them name the new aircraft. And once the name has been chosen, it will be displayed prominently on the aircraft.

In order to participate, members of the public can submit their entries in which they explain what the helicopter is all about. And their entry should also talk about the important role the helicopter plays in delivering crucial medical transport service.

The other rules for submission are that entries shouldn’t be any more than 25 characters (with spaces) and submissions should be made only by post or email. Telephone or social media entries will not be accepted. And the contest submissions will be open till Friday, October 20.

The new name for the medical flight helicopter will be decided by a panel of judges on October 24. This panel will include the two patrons of the charity, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw and Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell. And the winner will be notified on October 27 with an invitation to an official event for the unveiling of the name.

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