Great Pilgrimage celebrates Royal Flying Doctor Service 90th anniversary

The ‘Great Pilgrimage’ 90th anniversary celebration was held at the RFDS base at Dubbo airport on Wednesday morning.

Vintage plans re-enacted the Flying Doctors first flight, which was in 1928.

The aircraft took off from Dubbo, then flew to Moree. They will finish in Mt Isa on May, 17.

The morning also marked a number of announcements, donations and funding, which will all go towards the RFDS.

RFDS (SE) South Eastern Section CEO Greg Sam said the day had been amazing and everything had run smoothly.

“We’ve had a lot of support from the (Dubbo) airport and local community,” he said.

Former patients, plus current staff, visitors and Flying Doctor board members celebrated the RFDS 90th anniversary at the Dubbo base. Photos: Mark Griggs.