1992, 28 Minutes
The Flying Doctors are the air ambulance service of outback Australia. This is the story of the men and women who carry out this hard but noble work: fly the planes, tend the patients and operate the radios.
We see a very different life from that portrayed in the Australian drama series, The Flying Doctors, as these outback heroes confide how their unusual lifestyle plays havoc with their personal relationships. The lives of the flight crew are extraordinary - two weeks on call and two weeks off - they maintain their spirit throughout; for the nurses, it’s a single woman’s occupation.
A unique insight into the outback medical service.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Queensland Film Development Office. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: John Armstrong
Running Time: 28 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification