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The Royal Flying Doctors’ visit John Paul II Catholic School

THE John Paul II Catholic School community was very excited to recently welcome the Royal Flying Doctors’ aeromedical simulator.

The Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) aeromedical simulator is a life-sized replica of the fuselage of a flying doctors plane.

John Paul II principal Fran Bearman said the visit was a great opportunity for all students to learn about the important work of the RFDS and see the great resource in action.

Michael Harvey from Grade 3/4 Blackwood said he liked seeing inside the simulator.

“The best part was the seats which were like plane seats,” he said.

“I saw masks and tubes to help people when they are sick.

Ms Bearman said Tom from RFDS was the presenter and he told many enthralling stories.

“One of the stories was about a liver transplant proceeded by a 160-kilometre-an-hour trip in an ambulance to the hospital,” she said.

The visit was an integral part of the RFDS’s “Look! Up in the Sky” educational program.

The initiative provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the significant role that the RFDS has played in Australia since it was founded in 1928.