Carol with the sunset

#91 Station boss Carol's helicopter hit the power line and hit the ground

16 May 2024

Carol Godfrey, managing a large pastoral property in SW Queensland, survived a near-fatal helicopter accident in 2011 while herding cattle. Her experience reshaped her perspective, embodying her mantra: you can do anything you put your mind to.

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Launceston Doctors outback adventure

05 Nov 2018

“The RFDS was very much part of our lives”

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A Jill of all trades

31 Oct 2018

The people I work with and the rural and remote Australians I meet are truly inspirational. The local people are always so grateful for our help and are very supportive of the RFDS. I love what I do.

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RACGP Accreditation Achieved

31 Oct 2018

Residents of North, West and South-West Queensland will now have even greater piece of mind when seeing their Royal Flying Doctor Service GP after all three traditional RFDS Bases – Mount Isa, Charleville and Cairns – received a national award of accreditation from AGPAL

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Marcus Wilson sailing

Invictus Games Gold for Flying Doctor Base Manager

24 Oct 2018

RFDS Broken Hill Base Manager Marcus Wilson was so focused on the sailing that he almost didn’t noticed Prince Harry in the boat next to him. Here, Marcus shares the excitement of representing Australia and the RFDS in the Invictus Games

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RFDS (Queensland Section) Pilot Shane Wise

A Wise choice of careers

23 Oct 2018

"I was at a point in my life where I just knew IT consulting was not what I wanted to do anymore, so I thought … how about I do something I have always wanted and become a pilot?"

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TRH Prince Harry and Meghan reveal name of new aircraft

Royal couple lights up RFDS Dubbo Base

17 Oct 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the RFDS Dubbo Base and revealed the name of the new aircraft. Read all about the exciting day here...

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Restart a Heart Day at Parliament House

17 Oct 2018

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Flying Doctor Calls for Action to Halt Suicide Trend - World Mental Health Day 2018

10 Oct 2018

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90 Years of Unparalleled Service

09 Oct 2018

The RFDS has evolved from an early vision of an “aerial experiment” into a remarkable 24-hour, 7 days a week health service to enable people in rural and remote Australia, and who are beyond regular medical infrastructure, to access medical care in metropolitan-based tertiary hospitals.

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Looking Ahead - Health Needs of Country Australians in Ten Years Time

30 Sep 2018

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Staff and patient talking

Taking care of your mental wellbeing

20 Sep 2018

Our mental health team shares some tips about how to take care of yourself, where to go for help, and explains how the RFDS helps.

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"I was one who always thought; It won't happen to me."

11 Sep 2018

"I did ask family to donate to the Flying Doctor instead of buying me get well gifts, however I also wanted to leave a gift. A thank you for their dedication. I had never met these people before my accident, and yet they saved my life."

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Sam's got the need; the need for speed!

06 Sep 2018

I have flown with the RFDS as a patient, and now to be able to work on the other side of the organisation is extremely humbling.

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AEDs delivered for Outback Hearts

05 Sep 2018

National sponsor TAL has part funded the distribution of defibrillators to all medical chest holders in Outback South Australia.

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The gift of a smile

31 Aug 2018

Dad this is the first time I have seen you smile!

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