Visit the original Alice Springs working base (circa1939) to learn more about this unique service. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a non-profit organisation, with 100% of all profits made from tours, purchases in the café and from our online store going straight to the replenishment of aircraft and medical equipment. While supported by Governments, the RFDS relies on fundraising initiatives and donations from the community to purchase and medically equip its Pilatus PC-12 aircraft – at a cost of $6 million each.
So please remember, if you’re more than 90 minutes drive from most capital cities in Australia, you’re in Flying Doctor territory. And if you become sick or injured while travelling, we’ll be there for you.
By making a donation, you can keep the Flying Doctor flying. Thank You for your support.
Rev John Flynn returns to life to tell Flying Doctor story
Visitors to the award-winning RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility will see a life-size hologram of John Flynn describe his vision for the RFDS accompanied by realistic and lifelike imagery.
The pioneering holographic show forms the centrepiece in a revamped display at the state-of-the-art RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility about the foundation and evolution of the 87-year-old organisation into the modern day RFDS, the world’s largest aeromedical organisation.
NT Chief Minister Adam Giles unveiled the new display at the Tourist Facility. Development of the hologram was made possible with the help of a $50,000 Territory Government Tourism Infrastructure Grant.
“This hologram is one of only a couple of life-size ‘human’ holograms in the Southern Hemisphere and will add a new dynamic to the visitor experience at one of the NT’s premiere tourist attractions,” Mr Giles said.
“The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a much loved and necessary feature of Territory life and we celebrate the opportunity for visitors and locals alike to learn more about the valuable service the RFDS provides.”
RFDS to ‘build’ on investment in Central Australia
Should the application be successful, the Tender process will be requested on a strictly "select", local Alice Springs builder-only basis to support both local Alice Springs business and the Central NT regional economy.
The proposed development will transform the RFDS' original staff housing precinct on Simpson Street from four townhouses to a modern, secure and energy-efficient complex of 11 two-bedroom and two three-bedroom units.
These high quality units – featuring security access, sealed driveways and private and communal recreational areas with arid region landscaping – will be used specifically for employee accommodation as part of the RFDS' recruitment and staff retention strategy.