WA Flying Doctor throws open doors for Open Day at Jandakot base

Date published

15 Oct 2019

Generations of community support will be celebrated when the Flying Doctor of Western Australia (WA) throws open its doors to the public for an Open Day at its Jandakot base on Saturday, 26 October from 10am-4pm.

All West Australians, from city to country, are invited to meet-and-greet with the Flying Doctor team of highly trained pilots, doctors, nurses, engineers and operations crew who deliver life-saving care across outback WA, 24 hours a day, every day.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view the interior of aircraft which serve as ‘Intensive Care Units in the sky’ and tour the Flying Doctor hangars where its fleet of 16 PC-12 turboprop aircraft and two Rio Tinto LifeFlight PC-24 jet aircraft are serviced.

The FREE Open Day will be a family-friendly day with kids’ activity zones featuring food trucks, face painting, colouring-in competitions, show bags and interactive and educational exhibits.

RFDS Western Operations CEO Rebecca Tomkinson said she was proud to showcase the iconic 90-year-old service’s rich history, social impact and vision for the future to the WA community.

“It is with great pride that we welcome the community to come along and learn more about the ‘mantle of safety’ our Flying Doctor team provides to all who live, work and travel across our great state,” Ms Tomkinson said.

“We look forward to celebrating with the community our progress over time, our unique aero medical capabilities, and most importantly, our people who are dedicated in their mission to ensure all have access to essential healthcare. 

“We thank the people of WA for recognising our service as an essential part of daily life and for their continued generosity and support which enables us to innovate and grow.”

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia is a charitable not-for-profit organisation that relies on community, government, corporate and public support to ensure the sustainability of its operations. 

RFDS Jandakot Open Day
Saturday, 26 October, 10am-4pm
3 Eagle Drive, Jandakot, WA 6164
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Come and meet with the people behind the service
RFDS flight nurses, all qualified midwives, continue their training
Jenny, Rebecca and Andy