Media Release: Flying Doctor makes ‘flying’ visit to Innamincka concert

A medically-equipped Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) aircraft and its crew is set to touch down at Innamincka later this month for the Ami Williamson concert on Thursday 28 August.

Subject to availability on the day, the $6 million ‘flying intensive care unit’ will be on display on the Innamincka airstrip for the general public during the afternoon of the twilight concert and RFDS fundraiser.

“Visitors will be able to step inside a medically-equipped Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, sit in the pilot’s seat, lie on a stretcher, and feel what it’s like to be a patient at 30,000 feet,” says Charlie Paterson, General Manager Marketing & PR of RFDS Central Operations.

“Every day the RFDS conducts around 100 aeromedical evacuations across Australia – on average, 15 of these flights here in South Australia,” Paterson says.

“The RFDS relies on the support of the community, at all levels, to help deliver its services and to purchase and medically-equip its replacement aircraft – at a cost of $6 million each,” Mr Paterson said.

“We sincerely thank the Innamincka Hotel and its sponsors for joining forces to put on this true outback fundraiser, and we encourage everyone attending to ‘dig deep’ in support of the initiative to help keep the Flying Doctor flying,” Mr Paterson said.

CONTACT

Charlie Paterson

General Manager, Marketing & PR

0422 233 134