GWAAC's helicopter will get an exciting new colour scheme! - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
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GWAAC's helicopter will get an exciting new colour scheme!

The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s distinctive green helicopter is about to get an exciting new makeover.

The lifesaving helicopter will soon be re-painted in an eye catching shade of pink and orange, but will retain a green accent as a nod to the charity’s previous heritage.

Concerns had been raised that the helicopter’s current green livery prevents it from being seen clearly in the rural areas. After an extensive consultation and testing process, involving a variety of aviation experts, emergency service colleagues and farm animals, the special high visibility colour scheme was selected. No animals were harmed during the testing process.

The makeover will also be extending to the Critical Care Team’s flight suits. Specially created pink jackets will now be worn alongside the current orange flight suit to match the helicopter’s colour scheme. GWAAC’s Head of Helicopter Branding, April Full said:

“We’ve been studying this problem for quite some time now and are confident that our exciting new colour scheme will really capture the public’s imagination. It’s vital that our helicopter is visible to everyone within a 10KM radius, so we have chosen a specially developed luminous paint to ensure we really stand out.”

Okay, you got us – this isn’t really happening! Rather than look at a new colour scheme, we’re focusing our time on raising the £2.6 million it costs each year to keep us flying and saving lives. You can help us by making a donation, leaving a gift in your will, or giving us a little of your time each month by volunteering.