Tag Archives: Aviation

Rescued from a raging bull

In an odd twist of fate Eliza Middleton was running to raise money for the Flying Doctor just as her sister Adelaide was being airlifted from a paddock near Tilpa, almost 900 km away. Unknown to Eliza, Adelaide had been … Continue reading

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Goodbye Fred

For 27 years, Super King Air 200 VH-MSZ has been transporting patients, doctors and flight nurses from our Broken Hill Base. The aircraft, purchased in 1986, was renamed ‘Fred McKay’ in honour of Rev Dr Fred McKay, AC, CMG, OBE. … Continue reading

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When landing, watch out for emus

Senior pilot Magnus Badger has been flying with the RFDS SE Section for 25 years. Since joining us in 1988, he has flown 13,000 hours to towns scattered across the South Eastern Section, an area the size of France. Originally … Continue reading

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Curry in a hurry raises funds

Two RFDS supporters have raised just over $4,500 by undertaking a wild trip across India in a motorised rickshaw. Agricultural consultant David Brown and business owner Peter Cain paired up for the odyssey from Shillong in the far north east … Continue reading

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Meeting the challenge to reach people in remote areas

My name is Tracey King and I’m the RFDS senior flight nurse at Broken Hill. I had a call at midnight not long ago to say that a woman in Ivanhoe was about to give birth. Ivanhoe is a small township on … Continue reading

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Holiday of a lifetime

For Deirdre Haywood and her husband, Brian, it was to have been a holiday of a lifetime. It began with a caravan odyssey through Central Australia last year, followed by a spectacular cruise up the Kimberly Coast. Then a leisurely … Continue reading

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Double trouble for the Marshall family

For Outback mother-of-two Kerryn Marshall, a drive to the shops or childcare is 50-minutes away in Lightning Ridge. Mrs Marshall and her husband, Sean, have only been on their 7,300ha sheep farm at Goodooga, NSW, about two years. In that … Continue reading

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