RFDS held it's official opening of it's Visitor Experience Centre on Judy Jakins Drive. The centre gives tourists and local visitors an insight into the operations of the RFDS. PHOTOS: Belinda Soole.
NSW Governor Margaret Beazley AO QC and husband Dennis Wilson officially launched the opening of the new state of the art Royal Flying Doctors Service training facilities at the Dubbo base on Thursday.
The Honourable Ms Beazley AO QC and Mr Wilson opened the facilities in their capacity as new joint Patrons of the Service.
The training facilities include a flight training device manufactured by TRU Simulation and Training and a medical and health training area, both including high tech simulation equipment.
The Flight Training Device is the first in the service's 90-year-history, the first King Air training device in NSW and the first King Air device with Proline Fusion Avionics in Australia.
The medical and health training area includes simulations which allow practitioners to act in seemingly real emergency scenarios without the risk of a fatality caused by mistake.