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.
Join the crew of the Flying Doctor Service as they travel through regional Queensland. This fascinating film goes behind the scenes of Australia's famed winged ambulance service and takes a look at the tough lives of the flight crews who work two weeks on and two weeks off. 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.
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.
Writer/Director: John Armstrong
Running Time: 28 Minutes
Curriculum Links: Australian History; Geography: HSIE/SOSE; Rural and Remote Health; Nursing.