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“Interesting view of an outstanding organisation”

Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre
Ranked #1 of 42 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 April 28, 2013

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is an Australian icon, which provides a marvellous service not only to the people of the Outback but increasingly to travellers to remote areas. The museum and guided tour of the Base were well worth the visit and it was very interesting to see and hear from a very committed volunteer of the extensive work and services which RFDS provides and to hear that emergency evacuations are now only a small part of their operations and of the clinics which they conduct to provide basic medical services to remote communities, which is now their main work. It was a pleasure to visit the Base and to support such a great and indispensable organisation with a donation and some purchases from the shop.

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Rachel F, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to visit the RFDS Bruce Langford Visitor Centre at Broken Hill and giving us the opportunity to explain the services provided by the Flying Doctor to people in rural and remote Australia. The South Eastern Section is one of the four operating sections that together form the first, largest and most comprehesive aeromedical organisation in the world, something we are very proud to communicate to visitors. The team at Broken Hill are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our facility and thank you for your positive remarks about the service. Once again thank you for your support of a donation and purchases that help to continue or invaluable work.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

My Husband and I visited the Bruce Langford Visitor's Centre at the Broken Hill Airport last Saturday (20th April, 2013). We found this to be a very enlightening and interesting experience. For the sake of $7.00 per person (half price if you say "flying") We watched a short film of the Flyiing Doctors and their importance to the outback. Then they gave us a tour of the Service building and it's workings.
The service is reliant on visitors and other fund raisers to survive as the government does not fund the maintenance of the planes. Just think, you could be travelling in the outback and need this service yourself.
Fantastic, interesting and won't break your bank!

Thank 366Louises
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our father, who passed away in Dec 2012, was a string supporter of the RFDS. It was truly great to learn about the history of this great service and see the facilities of the Broken Hill base. Thank you especially to Reta for accommodating us with an out of schedule tour!

Thank Shelby-0077
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Rachel F, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2013

Thank you for review of the Royal Flying Doctor Bruce Langford Visitor Centre Broken Hill and we are pleased Reta's guided tour was informative and interesting. The team take great pride in communicating the 85 years of service to Australia's living , working and travelling through rural and remote Australia. We have been able to provide our service through the generosity of people such as your Father also we kindly thank you for supporting us by visiting our visitor centre.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our visit to the Royal Flying Doctor at Broken Hill was memorable. We now appreciate how important this service is to the people who live and work in some of the most isolated aprts of the country.

The gift shop had a great range of quality gifts for the people back home and it was good to know that we were helping to support this great organisation with our purchases.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Worth a look especially for the kids to see he planes. Very interesting guided tour and museum.. Right next to the runway so kids loved watching some traffic come and go!

Thank Graemeshenton
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