We have lift off! 25 antique aircraft have taken flight as part of the 90th year Antique Air Pilgrimage.
The pilgrimage was inspired by the restoration of an original Flying Doctor 1934 Fox Moth (pictured above). This historic aircraft carries the Flying Doctor logo and is a true demonstration of how far the RFDS aeromedical service has progressed. The plane was restored by a member of the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia (AAAA). The excitement around this early RFDS plane, developed into the planning of a pilgrimage flight in celebration of the Flying Doctors’ 90th year. Unfortunately, due to last minute technical difficulties the Fox Moth will no longer be able to attend. 25 other antique aircrafts from the AAAA, will travel for 9 days across the magnificent rural landscapes of NSW and QLD.
The red dots on the map are where people have spotted the RFDS air pilgrimage! Share your sightings of the Antique Aircraft on social media with the hashtag #RFDS90
The final leg of the air pilgrimage will follow the route of the first Flying Doctor flight that took place on the 17th of May, 1928. The aircraft will follow the original flight path from Cloncurry to Julia Creek. Supported by a current, operational RFDS B200 KingAir, the flight will be a great demonstration of how far the Flying Doctor has come in the 90 years.