The RFDS in SA/NT

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Historic cars drive Bay to Birdwood partnership

24 Sep 2020

Iconic 1920s images showing the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s founder traversing the outback in a battered Dodge Buckboard are inspiring the restoration of two vintage cars in South Australia.

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Gene and Carmen

Gene's mid-air miracle

20 Oct 2015

Gene Hildebrand owes his life to his Flying Doctor crew after defying the odds in having his heart shocked backed into rhythm 54 times during his emergency flight to Adelaide.

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Gene Hildebrand

54 shocks keep Gene alive in the air

24 Aug 2015

Watch the remarkable Nine News Adelaide story of the survival of heart patient Gene Hildebrand and his dramatic RFDS flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide for emergency heart surgery on 6 July 2015.

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​No bride plans to spend her wedding night in hospital.

21 Aug 2015

"It wasn't quite the way we had expected our wedding night to turn out," Mr Rasche said.

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Out of the Blue

21 Aug 2015

"It's amazing to think there are people would come at all hours of the day or night to rescue us. "What if the RFDS wasn't there? I don't ever want to think about it.

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Scholarships recipients settle in

21 Aug 2015

"It makes me feel proud that I am able to join this excellent organisation to contribute my knowledge and skills to such a unique health service."

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pilot, Damien Heath

Flying for the Flying Doctor

21 Aug 2015

When I was growing up there was a television series called the "Flying Doctors" - a fictional account of an RFDS base in outback Australia flying GAF Nomad's. I fell in love with the idea of flying and pursued it as a career ever since.

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Outback Odyssey delivers $123,000

20 Aug 2015

A gruelling eight-day trek from Alice Springs to Darwin via Queensland has raked in a record $123,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This year, 68 competitors drove 27 pre-1985 vehicles in the 23rd edition of the OZ Outback Odyssey in style.

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Teamwork in a heartbeat saves Darryl

17 Aug 2015

An acute sense of self-awareness, a rapid response by work mates and a 700 kilometre flight from the outback combined to save the life of Darryl "Fuzz" Hucks.

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