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Women in engineering

20 Sep 2023

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprentice Cate is on a pathway to success gaining her engineering qualifications working alongside our experienced RFDS engineers.

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Drones to overcome distance for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland

16 Apr 2019

This Tuesday 16th of April, Queensland’s leaders in UAV & drone technology will meet to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) overcome one of the organisations biggest challenges - the tyranny of distance.

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RFDS and LifeFlight dig in for Wide Bay community

09 Apr 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and LifeFlight are building a joint, purpose-built, aeromedical base and patient transfer facility, continuing both organisations' long history of commitment to improving health outcomes for the Wide Bay community and beyond.

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RFDS (Qld Section) become Australia’s first & only IS-BAO Stage 2 dedicated aeromed provider

25 Mar 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section), have achieved the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 2, making them the only IS-BAO registered dedicated aeromedical provider in Australia and one of only a handful in South East Asia.

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Health students to gain world class training & experience thanks to new agreement

22 Mar 2019

Today, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and Towards International Medical Equality (TIME) organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support long-term rural and regional career pathways by helping students to gain invaluable experience.

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Future female pilots take-off with the Royal Flying Doctor Service

15 Mar 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) are teaming up with STEM engagement specialists She Maps to give young women the opportunity to be drone pilots for the day. The high-flyers will be introduced to engineering and aviation, encouraging them to explore a career with the RFDS.

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Local Hero 2019 launch

15 Mar 2019

Nominations open tomorrow across Queensland for the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Local Hero Awards. Now in its fourth year, the award calls out and congratulates those community members who have rolled up their sleeves, put out their hands or stowed away their fears to help in an emergency.

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QCoal Foundation furthers RFDS mental health support for North and Western Queensland communities

12 Mar 2019

QCoal Foundation has granted the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) $25,000 funding to support the mental health of North and Western Queensland communities after the devastation of the recent unprecedented flooding.

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Taking Flight: Vicki Harrison, Pilot, Townsville

06 Mar 2019

“Even though mum passed away in 2008, I knew she would have been thrilled that I was combining medicine and aviation. With her work as a nurse and love of flying, she had always wanted to work with the RFDS.”

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