Stories

We love to hear and share the stories of Royal Flying Doctor Service staff, volunteers, fundraisers and patients.

"It's amazing to think there are people would come at all hours of the day or night to rescue us. "What if the RFDS wasn't there? I don't ever want to think about it.

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"It makes me feel proud that I am able to join this excellent organisation to contribute my knowledge and skills to such a unique health service."

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pilot, Damien Heath

When I was growing up there was a television series called the "Flying Doctors" - a fictional account of an RFDS base in outback Australia flying GAF Nomad's. I fell in love with the idea of flying and pursued it as a career ever since.

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"I'm constantly amazed by the number of incredible people I meet on the job."

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Jake Walsh, pilot

"Mum probably wasn't too impressed and Dad was in trouble for allowing me to play with two cent coins, but I was ok after being airlifted from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by the RFDS," he said.

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aeromedical rescue photo

"One day my brother, who was ten, and I were mucking around in the back yard with an old set of golf clubs and a flat soccer ball. At one point he swung the stick and it got me across the eye"

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