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After school excursion for Djugerari Kids in remote WA

03 Jul 2020

School's out for Djugerari Remote Community School students Cecilia and Kyle who score the opportunity to tour the RFDS' workhorse - the PC-12 turboprop aircraft and meet with crew.

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Landmarks across Perth city to light up for Flying Doctor Day

12 May 2020

Landmarks across Perth city will light up in the iconic red and blue colors of the Flying Doctor to celebrate 92 years of our life-saving service across Australia.

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RFDS Receives Fuel Expense Relief from Australian Government

11 May 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been granted a number of fuel rebates from the Australian Government’s Australia Airline Financial Relief Package (AAFRP), totalling more than $500,000.

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Meet Broome base flight nurse Fiona Yard

11 May 2020

In recognition of International Nurses Day (May 12), we caught up with Broome base flight nurse Fiona Yard who is no stranger to the demands of remote nursing, especially as we continue to work through the pandemic and beyond.

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Crew members return to serve WA communities during COVID-19

28 Apr 2020

Former RFDS Western Operations pilot Joe Saad has responded to a call-out from the Flying Doctor in WA to bolster their workforce during COVID-19 and beyond. Joe shares with us insights from the frontline as he undertakes intensive infection control training and patient transfer procedures.

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Broome Retrieval

Bob just loved the ride!

28 Apr 2020

Bob Niven shares his Flying Doctor story after experiencing two heart attacks whilst in Broome last year.

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A Midnight Emergency

27 Apr 2020

Doreen was enjoying her pre-Christmas holiday down south in Denmark when she awoke to a burning sensation and tightness in her chest.

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Keeping remote community safe during COVID-19

27 Apr 2020

It’s the beginning of March and the Kimberley region remains unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Elsewhere around the globe and in some parts of Australia, the threat of COVID-19 is rapidly spreading.

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Spot the difference on old and new Australian $20 note

17 Apr 2020

Great pick up by an eagle-eyed Western Australian who noticed the call-signs on Flying Doctor aircraft featuring on the old and new Australian $20 note are different. Blunder or not? We get down to the bottom of the mystery!

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