Graphic: Outback Air Race

Going above and beyond for the RFDS

13 Jul 2022

Devonport husband and wife team Robert and Caren van Norden are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as the first Tasmanians to enter the Royal Flying Doctor Service fundraiser – the Outback Air Race.

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Nick Chapman retires

Touchdown on paramedic career

01 Jul 2022

RFDS Tasmania farewells a truly amazing aeromedical team member with Ambulance Tasmania intensive care flight paramedic Nick Chapman finishing up after 38 years in the job, the last 10 in aeromedical at the Launceston base.

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Bobbys Walk

Walking with Bobby

08 Jun 2022

One step at a time, Bobby Young of Scottsdale has been walked through a life-saving regime of physical and mental health strategies so that his kids don't end up without a dad like he did.

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King Air aviation

Quarter of a Century of King Air in Tasmania

02 Mar 2022

For 25 years Beechcraft King Air 200s have been winging their way back and forth across Tasmania providing an aeromedical service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year thanks to the partnership between two RFDS sections and the Tasmanian Government.

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Dr Morris and his marvellous flying machine

25 Feb 2022

This is the story of the Monospar VH-UTH "Captain Cook" in Australia and the role it played pioneering aeromedical flights in the lead-up to the formation of RFDS Tasmania. It even made an epic 12,000 mile flight through 22 countries from Sydney to the United Kingdom.

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Christmas Appeal

We're making people smile this Christmas

18 Nov 2021

Can you imagine what it’s like to live on a remote island where there's no dentist?

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health hub bus

RFDS buses roll out to boost Covid vaccination rates in rural towns

17 Oct 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service mobile health hub buses will hit the road on Monday, October 18, 2021, in partnership with the State Government, to deliver an accessible vaccination option to Tasmania’s rural and remote communities. Find out when it's coming to your town . . .

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Mental Health Week program

Mental Health Week 2021 - West Coast

01 Oct 2021

Mental Health Week from October 9-16 will see West Coast service providers join forces to foster a community that is one of belonging, awareness and connection.

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Brian on first flight

60 years since RFDS took flight in Tasmania

07 Sep 2021

Brian Scanlon joined the St John’s Ambulance Service cadets in Hobart when he was 11 years old and little did he know that he would go on to play a part in a historic event for Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania when it made its first official flight on September 14, 1960.

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