The Flying Doctor

The Flying Doctor

Australia is a large, remote, and unforgiving land where accidents happen. In this podcast, we talk to real patients and their families about mateship, life in the bush, and the role that the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in servicing r

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Why is Sam Hughes driving a 1957 tractor around Australia?

Driving a tractor with a boat as a canopy, towing a trailer with a plane on top and containing a car, motorbike and bicycle - the Travelling Jackaroo is on an adventure. 

Why is Sam Hughes driving a 1957 tractor around Australia?

Driving a tractor with a boat as a canopy, towing a trailer with a plane on top and containing a car, motorbike and bicycle - the Travelling Jackaroo is on an adventure. 

17:36

EP07 - S2

17 Jun 21

Did John Tully survive when his plane hit power lines?

Vast Qld cattle station. A plane and motorbike move the cattle as they have done for years. Suddenly a regular manoeuvre goes wrong and Stephen watches as his father’s plane hits power lines and plunges to the ground.

Did John Tully survive when his plane hit power lines?

Vast Qld cattle station. A plane and motorbike move the cattle as they have done for years. Suddenly a regular manoeuvre goes wrong and Stephen watches as his father’s plane hits power lines and plunges to the ground.

27:34

EP06 - S2

10 Jun 21

How does a city Doctor make it in the bush?

Young medical student. RFDS flights to isolated communities. Harry has long been passionate about medicine but his placement with the RFDS changed his perspective on rural health entirely.

How does a city Doctor make it in the bush?

Young medical student. RFDS flights to isolated communities. Harry has long been passionate about medicine but his placement with the RFDS changed his perspective on rural health entirely.

30:48

EP05 - S2

3 Jun 21

How could Rob survive this helicopter crash?

Routine mustering. Remote cattle station. A chopper falls from the sky -- smashing into the ground and there is no walking away. Rob & Sarah begin a journey back to a new and different life.

How could Rob survive this helicopter crash?

Routine mustering. Remote cattle station. A chopper falls from the sky -- smashing into the ground and there is no walking away. Rob & Sarah begin a journey back to a new and different life.

40:11

EP04 - S2

27 May 21

How The Flying Doctor started, and a priest at a dog fight

Vast landscapes. Parish of 160,000 square kilometres. The Flying Padre would fly or drive to provide ministerial services to the remote stations, communities and townships – a mission of an entirely different kind.

How The Flying Doctor started, and a priest at a dog fight

Vast landscapes. Parish of 160,000 square kilometres. The Flying Padre would fly or drive to provide ministerial services to the remote stations, communities and townships – a mission of an entirely different kind.

41:15

EP03 - S2

21 May 21

How Trent the baker almost lost his arm.

The Nindigully Races. Dust, noise and cheers. Trent’s passion for off-road racing goes terribly wrong and there is a rush to save his arm and his livelihood.

How Trent the baker almost lost his arm.

The Nindigully Races. Dust, noise and cheers. Trent’s passion for off-road racing goes terribly wrong and there is a rush to save his arm and his livelihood.

33:43

EP02 - S2

13 May 21

How did baby Calvary scare her parents before she was even born?

Quiet suburban street. Birth plan in the ready. Heart surgeon booked and ready to care for the newborn when she arrives - but Calvary has other plans and arrives 5 weeks early...

How did baby Calvary scare her parents before she was even born?

Quiet suburban street. Birth plan in the ready. Heart surgeon booked and ready to care for the newborn when she arrives - but Calvary has other plans and arrives 5 weeks early...

35:20

EP01 - S2

6 May 21


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