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|English term or phrase: Royal Flying Doctor School of the Air|
|The only thing I can say is that it is an australian atraction but I cannot find what kind of atraction it is or how it's name has been translated into Spanish.|
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|royal flying doctor school of the air |
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Royal Flying Doctor Service & School of the Air
Broken Hill offers an excellent opportunity to visit two Australian Outback institutions, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and the School of the Air. The RFDS, at Broken Hill Airport, offers guided tours (Mon–Fri 9am–noon & 1–5pm, Sat & Sun 10am–noon & 1–4pm; tel 08/8088 0777; it’s best to buy your ticket in advance from the tourist office as places are limited; $3), with an accompanying video and talk.
In the headquarters you’ll see the radio room where calls from remote places in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland are handled before going out to the hangar to see the aircraft. The increasing popularity of the tours is due to the Australian television series The Flying Doctors, which is shown worldwide, and since a third of the annual budget of $30 million has to come through fund-raising – the rest of the money is from the State and Federal governments – whatever you spend on the tour and at the souvenir shop here is going to a good cause.
In many ways the School of the Air is also indebted to the RFDS: lessons for children in the Outback, in a transmission area of 1.8 million square kilometres, are conducted via RFDS two-way radio. The service was established in 1956 to improve education for children in the isolated Outback, and today visitors listen to the first hour’s transmission in a schoolroom surrounded by childrens’ artwork (Mon–Fri, term time only 8.30am; book in advance at the tourist centre; $2). It’s frighteningly like being back at school yourself, with jolly primary-school teachers hosting singalongs; what comes out of the radio is a static squawk, but the children in the far-flung areas seem to enjoy it.
Doctors in the air
The wide brown land seems smaller thanks to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
What's the problem?
Around the time of Australian Federation in 1901, people living in the outback had little communication, transport or medical treatment available to them.
A great Aussie solution
Rev John Flynn.jpg
Reverend John Flynn
Image provided by the Reserve Bank of Australia
Reverend John Flynn was the founder of the world's first Aerial Medical Service, now known as the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
Working as a minister in the bush, Flynn dreamed of making the outback a safe place to live. He thought that instead of a patient travelling in tough conditions to get to a doctor, the doctor could go to the patient. World War I then prompted the idea of using planes to take doctors to where they were needed.
How does it work?
Photo courtesy of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
In May 1928, Dr St Vincent Welch made the first official flying doctor visit. Within the following year he saw 255 patients but people in very remote places still had no way of contacting the Service.
In 1929 Alfred Traeger brought radio technology to the RFDS by inventing a pedal-powered wireless. He installed a base radio for the Aerial Medical Service and travelled to remote places to install pedal radios and teach people how to communicate using Morse code.
Whole consultations and prescriptions for treatment could now be given over the radio. The vast network that had been created was used for the first School of the Air in 1950
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. The Service is continuing in its efforts to improve the health of people living, working and travelling in remote regions of Australia although communications no longer rely on the pedal radio!
Further info, facts and fun
* The Royal Flying Doctor Service attends about 500 patients each day and services an area of 7 150 000 square kilometres.
* For more info on the Royal Flying Doctor Service check out: http://www.rfds.org.au You are now leaving the Questacon website
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