Graphic: RFDS Eyre Highway Nullarbor Retrieval

Highway to help: Tony's story

29 Aug 2023

When Tony’s vehicle rolled off the Eyre Highway in one of the most remote areas of the country, he was trapped in his car clinging to life – needing the RFDS to land on the road to airlift him to safety.

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RFDS volunteer Rene GIllis

Rene recognised for exceptional service

16 May 2023

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the RFDS was honoured to present long-serving volunteer Rene Gillis with a Meritorious Service Award.

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SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Nurses fly high: Meet Keirstie and Barb

12 May 2023

Meet RFDS employees Keirstie Bull and Barb White, who have been named finalists in the 2023 SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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RFDS and SAPOL make history with first 'highway landing' of aeromedical jet in Australia

RFDS and SAPOL make history with first 'highway landing' of aeromedical jet in Australia

28 Apr 2023

The Flying Doctor performed the first ‘highway landing’ of an aeromedical jet on Australian soil, as part of a joint training exercise with SAPOL.

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RFDS Pilot Alex Shearn

Taking flight later in life: Meet RFDS Pilot Alex Shearn

26 Apr 2023

Alex Shearn always dreamed of taking to the skies like his dad, who was a pilot in the Australian Air Force. But from a young age he was told he was colourblind, quashing his aspirations to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Doctors Day

Doctors' Day

29 Mar 2023

To mark Doctors' Day, we reached out to three of the RFDS team to ask them what their job means to them. Here’s what they said.

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Out of breath out of nowhere

Out of breath, out of nowhere: Shannon's story

20 Feb 2023

Gasping for air. Down on all fours. Shannon was clinging to life in one of the most isolated places in the world.

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Richard Hawkins

Five times revived: Richard's story

20 Feb 2023

Richard is lucky to be alive after his heart stopped five times in the searing summer heat of the South Australian desert.

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RFDS apprentice Ashley Lewthwaite

From single shots to single engines: Apprentice Ashley's story

20 Feb 2023

Ashley Lewthwaite has recently exchanged espresso machines for aircraft engines, kickstarting his journey to becoming a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with the RFDS in Darwin.

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