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Graphic: RFDS delivers first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

RFDS helps deliver first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

26 May 2022

Jess Harvey was 35 weeks pregnant when she awoke in the middle of the night with contractions at home, two hours from her nearest town. The RFDS was soon called to assist, and not long after baby Darby arrived.

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WA RFDS celebrates 94 years of service on Flying Doctor Day May 17

WA RFDS celebrates 94 years of service on Flying Doctor Day May 17

11 Mar 2022

This Flying Doctor Day, we will call on the Western Australian community to help us through the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and continue to invest in technology and training that make us the world-leading aeromedical service that Western Australians deserve.

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The story of Jimmy Darcy and his horse

The story of Jimmy Darcy and his horse

11 Mar 2022

As we celebrate the moment the RFDS took flight on its first mission on Flying Doctor Day May 17, we want to share a story that captured the attention of the country, including Flying Doctor founder Reverend John Flynn. 

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Kalgoorlie boy fundraises for the WA Flying Doctor on his fifth birthday

Kalgoorlie boy Hamish Levy celebrates 5th birthday by supporting his Flying Doctor in WA

11 Mar 2022

Five-year-old Kalgoorlie boy Hamish Levy may just be our biggest fan! To celebrate his fifth birthday, instead of asking for presents, Hamish asked his guests to donate to the WA Flying Doctor instead. What a champ!

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RFDS Queensland Hero announced

2021 RFDS Queensland Hero announced

10 Mar 2022

Kate and Justin Boshammer have been crowned the 2021 RFDS Queensland Hero after turning their unimaginable grief into life-changing fundraising efforts to help others.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service WA and Lifeline WA partnership more important than ever before

Royal Flying Doctor Service WA and Lifeline WA partnership more important than ever before

09 Mar 2022

A message of hope has been flying high this summer with two of Western Australia’s most trusted charities, the Royal Flying Doctor Service in WA and Lifeline WA, working together to support people with mental health issues.

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King Air aviation

Quarter of a Century of King Air in Tasmania

02 Mar 2022

For 25 years Beechcraft King Air 200s have been winging their way back and forth across Tasmania providing an aeromedical service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year thanks to the partnership between two RFDS sections and the Tasmanian Government.

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Wings of WA takes flight

Wings of WA takes flight

02 Mar 2022

Already in its first 60 days of service, our newest PC-12 has travelled to all corners of Western Australia and retrieved 63 patients.

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Michael Dawson snake bite retrieval

RFDS responds to an urgent call for anti venom after man gets bitten by tiger snake

01 Mar 2022

Snake bite venom can spread quickly throughout the body and are always given the highest priority by the RFDS.

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Dr Kieran Hennelly

A career full of adventure

01 Mar 2022

Meet WA Flying Doctor Kieran Hennelly - born and raised in England, Kieran was only a child when he first watched the Flying Doctor TV Series.

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Monospar

Dr Morris and his marvellous flying machine

25 Feb 2022

This is the story of the Monospar VH-UTH "Captain Cook" in Australia and the role it played pioneering aeromedical flights in the lead-up to the formation of RFDS Tasmania. It even made an epic 12,000 mile flight through 22 countries from Sydney to the United Kingdom.

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Rural mum's rare scare

Rural mum's rare scare

25 Feb 2022

When pregnant mum Anna Nunn woke up with an earache on her remote station, little did she know she was in for the shock of her life.

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RFDS Trades Assistant Dave Rose

From pups to planes: meet the man behind the mask

25 Feb 2022

Meet RFDS Trades Assistant Dave Rose, who spends hours each day at our Adelaide Base keeping our aeromedical fleet clean and safe from COVID-19.

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Keeping the Flying Doctor flying

Keeping the Flying Doctor flying

25 Feb 2022

Despite challenging COVID-19 restrictions during the back end of 2021, RFDS Auxiliaries and Support Groups together with the wider community went above and beyond to help keep the Flying Doctor flying.

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RFDS Meritorious Service Awards 2021

RFDS volunteers awarded for exceptional service

25 Feb 2022

At the end of 2021, RFDS Central Operations was honoured to present four Meritorious Service Awards, which recognise exceptional service by volunteers to the Flying Doctor.

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Celebrating the Flying Doctor's first female pilot

Celebrating our first female Flying Doctor pilot

22 Feb 2022

A pioneer in her field, Beth joined the RFDS in 1958 and enjoyed a rewarding career with the Flying Doctor that spanned almost 30 years.

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