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Ekka winner to take chopper test flight

Visitors to this year’s Ekka, held in Brisbane from 5 August until 14 August, were delighted by the rare opportunity to enjoy a front-row view of the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter as part of the nightly show held in the main arena.

The not-for-profit rescue service also offered the public the opportunity to receive a first-hand look into the skill of its rescue helicopter pilots. For $5 members of the public could test their flying skills on a helicopter flight simulator ride, riders of the simulator were also were offered the chance to win four seats on a RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter training flight.

Mr Vince Corbett of Townsville was randomly drawn as the lucky winner of the helicopter training flight on Tuesday 16 August.

Mr Corbett told LifeFlight he was very excited to hear that he had won the prize and would make plans to travel to Brisbane in order to take part in the experience.

The winner and three guests will be invited to join a highly skilled RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter pilot on a routine training flight before 30 January 2017.

LifeFlight performed more than 1800 critical rescue missions last financial year, it's commitment to safety at all levels of the organisation, including on-going training for its aircrew has resulted in an impeccable aircraft safety record and zero accident history. 

To read more at information on LifeFlight’s involvement with the Royal Queensland Show, please visit: www.lifeflight.org.au/ekka