John Flynn the Hologram

The Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), has been brought back to life to tell the story of the foundation of the world famous aeromedical service.

A truly amazing experience!

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.

This hologram is one of only a couple of life-size ‘human’ holograms in the Southern Hemisphere.

Using the latest innovations in holographic technology, the hologram of John Flynn is portrayed by an actor who tells the story of Flynn’s vision and its realisation into the RFDS of today.

“Bringing our founder, John Flynn, back to life as a hologram will enhance the storytelling experience for visitors to the RFDS tourist facility in Alice Springs,” RFDS Central Operations Chief Executive Officer, John Lynch, said.

This is a must see attraction in Alice Springs!!!



  • “A must do visit”
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 July 2015

    This exhibition gave me an insight into the amount of dedication and commitment Flynn gave to provide essential medical services to those living in the remote interior on isolated properties. His and his supporter's marvellous work is teestament to their perseverance, ingenuity and creativity in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles.
    The 20 minute audio visual presentation in the auditorium was informativeand highlighted the compassion which underpins the work of everyone who played and continue to play a part in the service. The stories will touch your heart.

    Stephen H
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • “Excellent facility and cause.”
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 July 2015

    A outstanding attraction with a well informed guide and cinema show. Great museum and 1:1 model plane to view. A Charity that should be supported by all Australians. It pulls on the heart strings.

    Brad A
    Forster, Australia
  • “Brillant”
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 July 2015

    Brilliant. This service is amazing. Services like this we take for granted. it was very informative. The 3d film clip was excellent. Well worth a visit.

    wazzab
    Wollongong, Australia
  • “Excellent insight”
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 July 2015

    A great insight into the history of the service and what an amazing job these folks perform under difficult circumstances. Short informative speech is followed by a 22 minute film. A very worthwhile visit to see the extent of their work in delivering health care to all peoples in remote locations. Whole family enjoyed it.

    nilintentum_reliquit
    Melbourne, Australia
  • “A Highlight of Alice”
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 June 2015

    This is a wonderful experience. The museum is full of great memorabilia - wirelesses, medicine chests, aeroplanes, letters, maps, photos. But the highlight of the visit is the audio visual presentation, which includes a hologram of the very Reverend John Flynn, as presenter. Then visit the excellent gift shop - some surprises there, with lots of unique gift ideas. The cafe is one of the best - yep, this place is amongst the best I have been to in Australia.

    JennySco1953
    Sydney, Australia