It was established in 1928 through the combined technologies of the light aeroplane and the two-way radio.The first flying doctor was Dr. K. St. Vincent Welch.The service treated 255 patiens in its first year. Since then, flying doctor services around Australia continued in providing vital emergency medical treatment to people in isolated or sparsely populated areas.

Actually, the founder of this social service was the reverend John Flynn who established a flying doctor scheme in Alice Spring. For the first time this service allowed a doctor to visit an isolated patient in the Outback. This service flew to urgent cases, render first aid and, if necessary, transport the patient to hospital, give radio medical advice. In essence these are the objectives of the service still today.

www.rfds.org.au

Now find out how Sam lives and studies: he is an "Aussie" Kid who just lives in the Outback. Read about the School of the Air.

Gruppo N.4: Samantha, Vincenzo e Letizia.