One millimetre is all that separated this sharp end of a tree branch and James' major artery. He pulled it out himself before driving to where he could get phone reception and call for help. His story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
One millimetre is all that separated this sharp end of a tree
Amanda Bell
Andreas Madsen
Charlie Howard
"They've transported my mother-in-law when she broke a hip, my son when he crashed his motorbike and my daughter when a gas stove blew up in the pub she was working in," says Michael McInerney when asked why his family have spent almost four decades volunteering for us.

"One chap I had working for me was flown out and the RFDS transported one of his sons, as well as his father," he...
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Theyve transported my motherinlaw when she broke a hip my son when

End Of An Era For RFDS Volunteers

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Manda Woolsey
Julie McClure Rumbelow
Kaileana Lund
With just over 3 weeks to go the competition is heating up in the Gibb Challenge. You can support our Gibb Challenge participants at [ Flyingdoctor.org.au Link ] #RFDSGIBB #RFDS

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With just over 3 weeks to go the competition is heating up
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Johann Botha
What happens when your child is so sick they start going blue and you're three hours from the specialist medical care they need?

This family's story shines a light on one of many challenging circumstances people in the Outback are forced to confront [ Bit.ly Link ]
What happens when your child is so sick they start going blue
Christine Farthing
Barbara Irvine
Susan Dodds
On Anzac Day this year we remember Clifford Peel, a young Victorian medical student and airman with the Australian Flying Corps. Clifford foresaw that aircraft could bring medical services to the Outback. He wrote to the Rev John Flynn about his vision in 1917 and his letter became the outline for the RFDS. Sadly, Clifford’s plane was shot down in France a decade before the Flying Doctor came...
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On Anzac Day this year we remember Clifford Peel a young Victorian
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Judith Wilson
Graham Swann
The colour of this sunset is incredible!
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The colour of this sunset is incredible
Cornelia Kunze
Fiona Gallaher
Harms Chipperfield
The competition is heating up in the 2017 Gibb Challenge fundraising. KPCA & Sister Act Combo are out ahead but the race is on for second place. Check out the leader board and show your support at [ Flyingdoctor.org.au Link ] #RFDS #flyingdoctor #rfdsgibb
The competition is heating up in the 2017 Gibb Challenge fundraising KPCA
We hope you're having a happy and safe long weekend break. Our dedicated team are on standby for people in the Outback if they need urgent emergency medical attention.
We hope youre having a happy and safe long weekend break Our
Michelle Faulkner
Sheila Kelly
Lesley Moseley
The battery operated E-flare lights you can see improve visibility and help make safe, smooth landings + departures possible in the Outback. This is footage of our return flight to Broken Hill from the airstrip on the Silver City Highway. Check out our previous posts if you missed seeing our initial departure from the Hill and landing on the highway.
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Craig Nottage
Matt Jacobs
Here's a fly-on-the-wall look at the landing that followed the departure video we showed you yesterday.
We're descending on a small stretch of the 684km long Silver City Highway.
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Kate Buick
Jude Kym Knight
Kay McGregor
Desrae Watson
Does this departure get your βœ” of approval?
Our engineer Malcolm Esling helped us capture this GoPro vision when Senior Base Pilot Shane Brook flew us to the Shannons Creek highway airstrip, so we could take part in an emergency training exercise last month.
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Tonny Absen
Ian Crook
Help us to help you! We need at least 500 responses to our country health survey.

What do you think are the most important health issues for people living in the bush?

What areas of health do you think money should be spent on to improve the health of people living in country Australia?

Please follow the link and give us your views -- and encourage those you know to do the same.
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Dr Robert Benjamin COOTER AM: 2 April 1927 – 30 March 2017
A world-first discovery and years of dedication to rural health, in particular, to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), clearly defined the late Dr Robert Cooter AM as a pathfinder in rural medicine and service provision to remote communities throughout South Australia. Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Anne Sullivan
Anita Lynch
The Gibb Challenge has already raised over $160,000 for the RFDS with six weeks to go until the event! We'd like to thank all the incredible Gibb participants, support crews, volunteers and their supporters for the ongoing generous support of the Flying Doctor! If you'd like to support this unique event please visit [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Gibb Challenge has already raised over 160000 for the RFDS with
Susan Imgrund
Mary Spears
Donna Bicker
A Rocky approach on two accounts as our Rockhampton crew flew through slight turbulence on their way back into the flood-affected city yesterday. The swollen Fitzroy River can be seen through the front windscreen. Thanks to Flight Nurse Narelle for the video!
Barbara Mobbs
Sharlene Foy
Matt Venus
Training exercises like this help us plan for situations we hope we'll never have to find ourselves in, but know we need to be prepared for.

We tested our skills with representatives from the NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance, NSW Police Force, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW SES, Far West Local Health District, NSW Roads, Local Land Services NSW, Broken Hill City Council and other organisations.
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Patricia Walcyk
Emma Pritchard
Fortunately the rain clouds parted just in time yesterday as our Brisbane crew put the new KingAir B350's three stretcher configuration into practice, transporting three patients at once to Brisbane Airport. This new feature of our latest fleet addition is already improving our efficiency and bolstering our high standard of patient care, and it's all because of the generous donations we...
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Fortunately the rain clouds parted just in time yesterday as our Brisbane
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Heather Purvis
"This is the essence of the RFDS, providing high quality long range care throughout remote Australia," Mount Isa Pilot, Mark said.

"The natural but harsh beauty of the red outback landscape under the cloud speckled cerulean blue sky is an amazing reminder of why those who live, work, travel in or visit the outback, so often fall in love with it."
Robin Burgess
John Boyle
Helena Rahn
What happened to Angie's son could happen to anyone.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters over the past 89 years, we're able to be there.
What happened to Angie's son could happen to anyone
Angie Pridham
Mary Spears