|15 May 1928||Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service (AMS) launched.|
|1934||AMS renamed Australian Aerial Medical Service (AAMS).|
|1934||Victoria Section created.|
|1942||AAMS renamed The Flying Doctor Service.|
|1955||Royal added to Flying Doctor Service title.|
The aircraft of the Service are fully operational.
Take delivery of 4 Pilatus PC-24 jets.
Aircraft of the RFDS are typically overall white with a blue/white red fuselage cheatline and ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE titles on the upper fuselage. The RFDS logo is carried on the fin, and often also the RFDS initials vertically on the rudder. On newer aircraft the titles have been revised slightly to read ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF AUSTRALIA.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
RFDS aircraft carry civil registrations.
Coding system not used.
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports known.
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
To be added.
RFDS Federation Office, Level 2, 10 – 12 Brisbane Avenue, Barton ACT 2600.
The RFDS is organised into a federal structure, with a National Office and six self-governing regional Sections.
Current Unit Assignments
Historical Unit Assignments
To be added.
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
The RFDS currently operates from 21 bases plus 2 primary health care facilities (Marree and Tennant Creek). For a full list see the Table of Current Unit Assignements above.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
The following air bases are no longer used: Carnarvon, Geraldton, Wyndham, Cloncurry, Charters Towers.
To be added