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The Flying Doctor flight simulator visits Ryman Healthcare

30 Nov 2022

With Ryman Healthcare naming their newest village after Flying Doctor founder John Flynn, the team at RFDS Victoria decided to pay the residents a visit.

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Toni calls for support

RFDS patient calls for support this Christmas

29 Nov 2022

A Perth mother-of-two who suffered a life-threatening emergency while on holiday in the South West is encouraging Western Australians to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA) this Christmas.

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RFDS Share the Dignity

‘Dignity Drive’ hits the skies for remote NT communities

29 Nov 2022

More than 1,000 packages of period products have been delivered to women in remote communities, as part of the RFDS’s pilot initiative with Share the Dignity in the Northern Territory.

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Nigel Hardy and Geoff Pinch

When you fall into a near boiling thermal mud pool in remote South Australia

28 Nov 2022

Birdsville track. Sandy dunes and red desert stony plains. Steaming hot thermal springs. Nigel climbs out of the 4WD for a rest break and hears screams he has never heard before…

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RFDS patient Alex Lawrie

Chopper crash comeback: Alex's story

23 Nov 2022

Alex Lawrie was just months into his dream job as a helicopter pilot in the NT, when an afternoon scenic flight went horribly wrong. Hear directly from Alex, as he shares his dramatic story.

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RFDS patient Stefan Kosak

Explorer's narrow escape: Stefan's story

23 Nov 2022

After being airlifted to safety by the Flying Doctor, Adelaide retiree Stefan Kosak was told by surgeons that he was just “one millimetre off dead.” Read Stefan's story.

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RFDS Mental Health First Aid training

Mental health training meets the outback

23 Nov 2022

The RFDS recently launched Mental Health First Aid training for remote communities, providing practical skills for outback residents and workers to support family and friends.

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RFDS Oceans to Outback

Oceans to Outback: RFDS national fundraiser generates more than $1 million

22 Nov 2022

More than 5,700 eager Australians participated in Oceans to Outback, the RFDS’s very first national fundraising fitness challenge. You won't believe how much was raised and the distance covered!

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RFDS Rescue Swag attached to a backpack

‘Tis the season for staying safe

21 Nov 2022

This festive season, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is urging Queenslanders to prepare for the unexpected and stay safe no matter where they live, work or travel.

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RFDS Pilatus PC-12 VH-FVF

Remembering Frank England OAM

21 Nov 2022

The RFDS extends its deepest condolences to the family of one of the Flying Doctor's most dedicated supporters, Mr Frank England OAM.

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Christmas Gift RFDS

‘Donate’ a Christmas gift that saves lives

17 Nov 2022

Are you looking for a great Christmas solution for that hard-to-buy-for person? Donate a Christmas gift that saves lives this Christmas.

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Flying Doctor reaches new heights with groundbreaking flight simulator

Flying Doctor reaches new heights with groundbreaking flight simulator

16 Nov 2022

The newest addition to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Adelaide Base – a groundbreaking portable flight simulator – has officially landed.

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Tracey on the farm

Announcing New Board Chair, Tracey Hayes

15 Nov 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Hayes as the new Chair of the Federation Board.

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RFDS WA crews pause for Remembrance Day

RFDS WA crews pause for Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2022

This Remembrance Day, Royal Flying Doctor Service crews across Western Australia paused at 11am to reflect on the price that Australia and countries around the world have paid through wars and conflict since the First World War.

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Dr Kieren Hennelly at the conference

Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen's Association Raises Funds for the WA Flying Doctor

07 Nov 2022

Community support was strong for the Royal Flying Doctor Service WA and Dolly’s Dream at the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) conference held in Broome last month.

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Finalist in 2022 Australian Podcast Awards

04 Nov 2022

The Flying Doctor Podcast has just been announced as a finalist (in two categories) in the upcoming 2022 Australian Podcast Awards

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