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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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Celebrating the Flying Doctor's first female pilot

Celebrating our first female Flying Doctor pilot

22 Feb 2022

A pioneer in her field, Beth joined the RFDS in 1958 and enjoyed a rewarding career with the Flying Doctor that spanned almost 30 years.

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The French family at Gilberton Station

Thank God for the Flying Doctor

10 Feb 2022

The French family has lived on Gilberton Station, in Far North Queensland, for more than 150 years. They say they wouldn't be able to live in such a remote location and do what they love if it weren't for the Flying Doctor.

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Men talking around ute

RFDS Men’s Health Clinic takes off in Georgetown

08 Feb 2022

RFDS (Queensland Section) is encouraging men to prioritise their heath by removing barriers that often prevent them from undergoing proactive health checks.

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RFDS Local Hero Awards

2021 RFDS Local Hero Awards recipients announced

07 Feb 2022

Nine extraordinary Oueenslanders have been announced as the RFDS Local Hero Award winners-each representing RFDS base locations. Watch their stories and vote for your favourite RFDS Local Hero.

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RFDS rollout COVID vaccinations for children

COVID-19 vaccinations take flight for kids in Western Queensland

07 Feb 2022

RFDS (Queensland Section) has commenced the rollout of paediatric COVID-19 vaccinations in Western Queensland for children aged 5 to 11.

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State Virtual Health Care Lead Shaun Francis

Becoming a Flying Doctor

31 Jan 2022

For Dr Shaun Francis there was no defining moment that inspired his career. Instead, it was a culmination of things — his rural upbringing, interest in human biology, and desire to work as part of a high performing team, in a high-pressure environment — that led him to where he is today.

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RFDS Dental Service

Bringing a smile to rural and remote Queensland

20 Jan 2022

Senior Dental Assistant Kaylah Sinclair says she understands that for many, going to the dentist is a dreaded experience. That’s why she takes great pride in ensuring RFDS patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment and leave with a smile.

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B360 arrival rfds Brisbane

RFDS to fly faster and further with Australia’s first B360 aircraft

30 Dec 2021

A new $16 million aircraft, the first of its kind to touchdown on Australian shores, has been acquired by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

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