Included in the new training facilities is a Flight Training Device, which has been manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training and is the first in the Service’s 90-year history, as well as the first King Air training device in NSW and the first King Air training device with Proline Fusion Avionics in Australia. There is also a medical and health training area featuring high-tech simulation equipment.
Ruth Sandow, President of the RFDS South Eastern Section, said that the new facilities would provide training to pilots and clinicians in the RFDS, enabling them to ‘remain on the cutting edge of innovation in healthcare and aviation’.
“RDFS will remain on the front foot as regional healthcare needs grow and change,” Sandow stated. “With these new facilities we will be more prepared than ever, ensuring that people in the country get the best and safest healthcare delivered to them whenever and wherever they need it. That’s what the people of regional, rural and remote Australia deserve.”