Saturday, 14 April 2012

Sepia Saturday 121 - Flight


Continuing the theme of Australia for the A-Z Challenge, you can read my posts HERE, whilst following the theme for Sepia Saturday. 

This is a photograph from Archive Flight Magazine in 1971 showing the Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service.

Taking part in Sepia Saturday

13 comments:

  1. That is cool ... like a flying ambulance?

    Hope your weekend is wonderful!

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Yes, but Flying Doctors are really more than that. They run clinics in remote parts of Australia and in some cases help with deliveries of small bits and pieces. They are providing a vital service to remote areas.

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  2. I used to watch the Flying Doctors series regularly on TV. Good photo.

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  3. Like Bob, this was also my introduction to this wonderful service. That’s an interesting picture you have posted.

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  4. Nice to see planes used for healing instead of bombing.

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  5. Wonderful blog. I lucky Meme'd you, mentioned you on my site, and joined your blog. Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly, nice to see your here! How do you lucky Meme someone?

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  6. Great service. Poor little guy. I hope he was O.K.

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  7. I think you are the first one to link to the Flying Doctor service, its a great link and a great old photograph.

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  8. We've had two posts about the helpful pilots and planes in Australia. What a great service they provide.
    Nancy

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  9. Wow, I know these kinds of services existed, but I do think this is a new one to me. Now a days they use helicopter to transport people to hospitals and etc.

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  10. I wonder if the flying doctor show that Bob mentioned is the same one we had in the US. I'd forgotten about it.

    These days we often have the emergency helicopter fly over the house on its way to the hospital.

    I love the look on the kids face in this shot.

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