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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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Tim’s time with the Doctor may lead to rural practice

For University of Wollongong student doctor Tim Roach, a 12-month stint in Broken Hill was a ‘fantastic experience’, bringing him into contact with a diverse range of challenges. Additionally, it has encouraged him to consider returning to rural practice after … 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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Flying 4 The Doctors – What a Welcome Home!

On Tuesday 19th April we landed in Sydney’s Bankstown Airport, and what a welcome we received. Friends, family, members of our support team, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the media were all there. The support we have received since … Continue reading

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Flying 4 The Doctors are Homeward Bound

Jeremy Rowsell and Jim Hazelton, who are following in the pioneering steps of Charles Kingsford Smith and other aviators, are scheduled to arrive back in Sydney’s Bankstown airport this morning, Tuesday 19th April, at around 8.30 am AEST. As they … Continue reading

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Flying 4 The Doctors land in Hawaii

So all the prep training and talking was over – it was time to go (fly from California to Hawaii). We had a good practice run when the HF radio failed but now I was itching to be gone. I … Continue reading

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Flying 4 The Doctors from California to Hawaii

It’s not long now till Jim and I set off from California for Hawaii. For all those following us from Australia we are scheduled to depart at approximately 12:00am AEST. This leg of our journey is the longest where we … Continue reading

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