We are delighted to welcome Justin to our team!
His story [ Bit.ly Link ] is a great example of how hard work pays off.
What a cutie! We love seeing youngsters with ambition and enthusiasm like this.
If you share Harper's dream, you can visit to learn more about working with us.
Noemi Waber's appetite for adventure called the 19-year-old Swiss tourist far from home but she had not expected the baking wide spaces of the Australian outback to threaten her very life. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Red Centre scare | Royal Flying Doctor Service

Mitch had no idea he had a condition that affects 1.7 million Australians. He was told he should have been in a coma or dead.

'...I felt like I was dying."

A glorious phenomenon captured by RFDS flight nurse Cath Nolan on her way from Cairns to Einasleigh this morning. The natural phenomenon known as β€œGlory” is often called Buddha’s Light in parts of Asia. A truly angelic sight!
When we first met little Sophie, she'd woken up with a soaring temperature and was so sick, Doctors feared her airways would completely close.
When she came back to visit us a few weeks later, she was like a different child. Her story is well worth a read [ Bit.ly Link ]
Phwooaar! I wouldn't want to be the person responsible for washing this one when it gets back to base! Anyone want to give us a hand? ;)
It's a grand final Nick Morton should never forget - leading goal scorer and the winner's trophy for the Mackay City Hawks AFL Club. If only he could remember it. The result of literally playing his heart out. Read Nick's incredible story here [ Rfds.co Link ]
Did you know heat stress kills more Australians than floods, cyclones, bushfires and storms combined? As more extreme heat grips the nation, please make sure you have read our free tips to stay safe in this weather - [ Bit.ly Link ]
Darwin International Airport (DIA) is set to become the home of the 25th aeromedical base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
The RFDS has been evacuating patients from Central Australia and the Kimberley region to Royal Darwin Hospital for almost 80 years, utilising a combination of hangar sub-lease and shared access arrangements with general aviation providers at Darwin Airport.
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New RFDS Darwin Base | Royal Flying Doctor Service

We love it when our team share phenomenal photos like this!
Comment with your caption ideas - we're keen to hear how you'd describe this incredible sight.
Heat stress and how to prevent it was the key topic of discussion between our very own Doctor Kath Atkinson, Tom Williams and Sarah Cumming on The Daily Edition today. Visit our website to read the tips [ Bit.ly Link ] and let us know if you have any other tips to beat the heat.
Our Engineers do an amazing job and without them we wouldn't be able to transport seriously ill patients or fly the more than 26 million kilometres we do each year. ABC Rural caught up with one.

Meet A Man Who Keeps The Doctors Flying

Imagine your gums are so infected, your teeth are falling out. You're in extreme pain. You're 50 km away from the nearest dentist. And you have a seriously ill partner to care for.

β€œIf the Flying Doctor Dental Clinic didn’t come to Wedderburn, I wouldn’t have seen a dentist,” says Elvina.

Read Elvina’s story in Going the Distance: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Captain Nick Tully is excited to welcome a new KingAir B200 to Charleville after their long serving Pilatus PC12 was retired yesterday.

First flight from the #Charleville Base included stops in #Roma, #Chinchilla and #Toowoomba.

Safe flying Nick!
A six-year-old boy with bronchiolitis/pneumonia is transferred to hospital in Alice Springs from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory by the #RFDS Photos courtesy of Dr Tom Huang, Retrieval Doctor at Alice Springs Hospital.
Have you ever used Google to find out more information about a medical condition? The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners says "there is a lot of potential here".

What are your thoughts? We'd love to hear what you think.

Google Launches Health Condition Cards in Australia

Trying to figure out which Hollywood celebrities will filming along WA's Gibb River Road later this year? It’s our Gibb Challengers, of course! Ok, so they might not be Hollywood celebs, but cycling 700km in five days to raise funds for the Flying Doctor makes them stars just the same. The fundraising starts now – support your local team by making a donation at bit.ly/gibbchallenge #RFDS...
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Congratulations to Captain Greg King who was presented with the 2017 Spirit of Mount Isa Award at Australia Day celebrations in Mount Isa last week.

Greg has been serving Western Queensland for the past 16 years and is one of our longest serving pilots. During his Flying Doctor career Greg has helped 1000s of people and has an outstanding record of aviation skill and safety. Congratulations...
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