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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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Snakebite scare on family picnic

Five-year-old Jack Purvis is lucky to be alive after he suffered a vicious snake bite while playing with his sister by the river at Nyngan, a small town in central New South Wales. Jack’s parents were picnicking at a party … Continue reading

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Flying 4 The Doctors: Survival Training Part 1

Jeremy Rowsell has been going through some rigorous and intense survival training in preparation for the Flying 4 The Doctors flight across the Pacific Ocean. There are obvious risks when a pilot attempts to emulate Charles Kingsford Smith’s 1928 trans-Pacific … Continue reading

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On our way to our departure point in the USA

Jim and I have left Sydney and we are on our way to the US. The preparation and last minute dashing around is over, but what a week it has been. The survival at sea training was fantastic. Neil and … Continue reading

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Launching Flying 4 The Doctors

What a week… it’s been really full on with a number of things happening. Firstly, getting the aeroplane ready has been a huge amount of work and the engine wasn’t quite ready so I’ve been on the phone to the … Continue reading

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