Oceania and Antarctica

New Zealand

What is the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Created in 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is a charity organization established to provide health care and emergency services to the sparse population of Australia’s outback. With 38 aircraft, the RFDS averages over 80 flights a day, helping more than 135,000 people per year.

A view of the terrain in Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island (photo by Paul A. Tucci).

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