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Trailblazer in flight: WA Flying Doctor Brian Collings retires

02 Jul 2020

After supporting regional and remote communities across WA for nearly 15-and-a-half years, Flying Doctor Brian Collings retires.

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Gene Hildebrand

54 shocks keep Gene alive in the air

24 Aug 2015

Watch the remarkable Nine News Adelaide story of the survival of heart patient Gene Hildebrand and his dramatic RFDS flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide for emergency heart surgery on 6 July 2015.

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‚ÄčNo bride plans to spend her wedding night in hospital.

21 Aug 2015

"It wasn't quite the way we had expected our wedding night to turn out," Mr Rasche said.

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Out of the Blue

21 Aug 2015

"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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Going the Distance a huge sucess

21 Aug 2015

The Going the Distance Dinner was held on Thursday 20 August 2015 at the Myer Mural Hall and it was a great success.

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Scholarships recipients settle in

21 Aug 2015

"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

Flying for the Flying Doctor

21 Aug 2015

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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rally car

Outback Odyssey delivers $123,000

20 Aug 2015

A gruelling eight-day trek from Alice Springs to Darwin via Queensland has raked in a record $123,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This year, 68 competitors drove 27 pre-1985 vehicles in the 23rd edition of the OZ Outback Odyssey in style.

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Flight nurse always up for a challenge

20 Aug 2015

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

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