Flying with Royals – What it’s like to fly with RFDS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly in a Royal Flying Doctors Service plane? I was really fortunate to be given the opportunity as part of my John Flynn scholarship placement.

What’s more incredible is that I was given the opportunity to sit next to the pilot in the cockpit and become mesmerised by the amazing technology of the planes and the outstanding capabilities of the pilots who operate these machines. Without the amazing work of pilots, support crew and planes many communities would miss out on vital primary care services in rural Australia.

The footage below was taken on our way back from a remote Aboriginal Community in South Australia. On this flight was a precious child who had to be retrieved for further assessment by paediatricians at our hospital.

For more information on the RFDS and donate to this wonderful organisation follow this link: http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/

HS

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