On Wednesday the Dubbo Base Royal Flying Doctor Service launched its official interactive visitor experience.
Though many among the community felt a sense of pride witnessing the final production of a plan that had been in the works for years to boost tourism and hopefully money to the charitable organisation, there was one guest, in particular, that couldn't even put what she was feeling into words.
For Judy Jakins AM, who established the Royal Flying Doctors Support Group back in 1993 as the president, the opening was an experience she could have "never envisioned."
The RFDS Dubbo Support Group raises money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and has contributed enormously to the establishment of the visitor experience.
"I was born and bred in the Bourke. When my third child was born, he was ten days old before he died. He never left the hospital. We didn't have access to the RDFS then. I believe if we had, my son would have survived," Mrs Jakins said.
"It's a worthwhile charity, and for it to continue to be available for isolated rural communities, we need donations and support. We believe that through attracting tourists to come and visit the base, we will be able to secure the funds required, and in turn, they get to experience some of the most incredible stories."