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From childhood dreams to RFDS wings

08 Feb 2024

As a boy, Michael Urquhart was fascinated with planes and clouds and still vividly remembers his first flight at the age of nine in a Piper Cherokee at Hervey Bay.

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RFDS provides relief following Tropical Cyclone Jasper

07 Feb 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) (Queensland Section) are extending their mental health services in Far North Queensland to support communities devastated by Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

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Mental Health Clinician

Mending minds in rural and remote Queensland

31 Jan 2024

Cairns based RFDS Recognised Mental Health Counsellor Joseph Oui is working with communities to improve mental health and overcome the disadvantages of life in remote and very remote parts of Queensland.

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RFDS skyward: our game-changing Operations Control Centre

24 Jan 2024

RFDS reached a major milestone in November 2022 with the launch of its state-of-the-art Operations Control Centre (OCC).

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RFDS Nurse Practitioner

Blazing new trails: Aeromedical Nurse Practitioners

23 Jan 2024

Since volunteering for the ambulance service on Norfolk Island at 16, Hayden Wilson has focused on building his career as a nurse, culminating in a Master of Nurse Practitioner from The University of Queensland and an appointment as one of the first RFDS aeromedical nurse practitioners.

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John Williams

New RFDS aircraft to be named in honour of esteemed local philanthropists

17 Jan 2024

The John and Vicki Williams Beechcraft King Air 360 has taken its first flight under this new call sign today, which has been bestowed in recognition of the exceptional generosity of the craft’s namesake.

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Damien working on aircraft

Engineering greatness

15 Jan 2024

Whether it is repairing an aircraft on a remote airstrip after a bird strike or overseeing maintenance of one of the new King Air B360s at our Brisbane Base, the work of an RFDS engineer is always varied and unpredictable.

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Catriona Saunders

Navigating new heights: our new Townsville Senior Base Pilot

12 Jan 2024

Newly appointed Townsville Senior Base Pilot, Catriona Saunders, has the unique qualities required to excel as a RFDS pilot, and she absolutely loves it!

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RFDS doctors sparking health transformation in rural Queensland

09 Jan 2024

There is no such thing as a typical day for a RFDS Primary Health Care Doctor, but every day brings the satisfaction of making a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in rural and remote Queensland.

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