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Graphic: Garvina Lui, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Apprentice at RFDS

Garvina is engineering a future to be proud of

30 Nov 2022

Garvina Lui is forging her career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Apprentice based in Cairns – combining her passion for engineering and the ability to help people.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) Flight Nurse Michelle Ball

Flight nurse on the Ball

11 Aug 2021

Aeromedical retrievals aren’t for the faint hearted. Just ask RFDS Flight Nurse Michelle Ball. Michelle reflects on her role with the Service, including the time she was tasked with attending a helicopter crash, via helicopter.

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Busby Marou

A flight like no other

09 Aug 2021

“I really didn’t want to put them out, so I told them it's all good, I'm a platinum flyer so I can sort the flight out myself. They pretty quickly told me I would be flying with the Flying Doctor.”

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flight nurse justine powell queensland

A nurse's life in the sky

08 Aug 2021

From finding a career to finding love, in her 20 years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) Nurse Manager Justine Powell has quite a few interesting tales to tell.

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$20 note with John Flynn on it.

The little-known history of the $20 note

07 Aug 2021

There's a good change you've got a $20 in your wallet right now, but not many know the real story behind the man on the red note. His name is John Flynn and it all started back in 1917.

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sam bruce works on place apprentice engineer

From patient to RFDS apprentice engineer

06 Aug 2021

As a baby Sam Bruce was rushed to Brisbane, now he's on the other side of the spectrum, working as an apprentice for the RFDS (Queensland Section).

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Flight Nurse Jacinta Jones helps outback patients

Drama in the outback

28 Jul 2021

From lost and injured station hands, to heart attacks and mid-air births, there is no such thing as a typical workday for RFDS (Queensland Section) Flight Nurse Jacinta Jones.

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RFDS helps muster up the courage to discuss mental health

RFDS helps muster up the courage to discuss mental health

20 Jul 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) recently teamed up with renowned working dog trainer Steve Elliott to deliver a unique mental health workshop for the people of western Queensland.

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RFDS crews deliver COVID-19 vaccine to rural and remote communities

RFDS crews deliver COVID-19 vaccine to rural and remote communities

15 Jul 2021

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) primary health care staff have now delivered more than 1,200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to rural and remote communities.

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