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Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Broken Hill
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come and visit the RFDS Visitors' Centre, named after local benefactor the late Bruce Langford. The Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre combines a museum, theatre and gift-shop, with interactive displays showing the history of the Service, as well as tributes to the doctors, pilots and flight nurses who work for us,the many community groups and benefactors who support us. So visit us now and...Tour a working RFDS Base. Enjoy a talk by our tour guide. View the aircraft in the hangar. Watch a unique film in our 44 seat theatre. Shop for special souvenirs. Explore the Mantle of Safety Museum. Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality, with 23 Flying Doctor Bases and 66 aircraft around Australia. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill Base, Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre is unique because it is one of the few working Bases, located at an airport that is open to the public daily. Visitors can tour the Base and explore the Mantle of Safety Museum which showcases over 88 years of remarkable outback history. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work. All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment.
Reviewed February 11, 2013

How can you come to Broken Hill and not visit the Flying Doctors! The museum is fantastic and the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. The best thing about it is that it is a working base so you get to see the control room and all the staff hard at work taking calls and springing into action. Apart from anything it also brings home the hard work they do and the vital support they give spread across a huge geographical area in all sorts of difficult terrain. They do a fantastic job and it is well eorth going to support them.

Thank Giggly131
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

As a fan of the old TV show, the Flying Doctors, the first thing that greets us as we make our way to the base is the old Nomad planse, MSF or Mike Sierra Foxtrot. This immediately set the tone for me:)There were 3 of us in our group. When we got to the centre, we were greeted by a very friendly volunteer who immediately put on the video for us. She then took us on a comprehensive tour of the base and was very knowledgable about the service. Seeing the planes and realizing the size of country that they cover really gives an appreciation of just how vital and valued this service is. If in the Broken Hill area, this has got to be on your list of things to do. You won't regret it. And every cent you spend goes into sustaining this lifeline of the outback.

1  Thank Jadzia1970
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

The RFDS is an excellent tourist attraction in Broken Hill. It gives an extremely insightful view of how the RFDS was set up, how it runs, and what is achieved through it. A MUST SEE for Broken HIll. The RFDS has given me a greater appreciation for the flying doctors and what they do, and makes me feel blessed to live in this day and age, where these services are available.

Thank Hannah H
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Every visitor to the outback should have the Flying Doctors on the top of their 'must do' list. It's such a huge part of the outback experience. The film which begins the trip, shows how it all started, the exhibits showing how it was done, the huge hanger where you can see and photograph Flying Doctor planes... the whole experience is something quite special and well worth the trip out to the airport to check it out. Everyone who visits the outback is covered if they need to be transported back to a hospital in Broken Hill or Adelaide or Sydney and the Flying Doctors should be supported by everyone visiting the outback.

1  Thank TheCally_12
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

My nephew who lives in Broken Hill took us. It was so very interesting and such a brilliant service. I bought a few souvenirs with the Royal Flying Doctor Service logo on to take home. Loved it.

Thank GenevieveLeedsUK
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