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Measuring Distance

Here is a page from a Royal Flying Doctor Service crew log.

It shows some of the pickups that have occurred in the last week.


RFDS Base Departed

Location of Injured Person

Hospital that patient was flown to

Distance Travelled

Meekatharra Tibooburra Adelaide
Alice Springs  Uluru Alice Springs Hospital
Port Hedland  Marble Bar Hedland Health Campus
Cairns Wooroonooran National Park The crew were able to offer treatment on site. The patient did not need to be transferred to hospital.
 Essendon  Mount Buller Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.


Open Google Maps in a new browser window and locate the departure point. Right click to access the ‘Measure Distance’ tool and work out the distance between travelled through the three points. Record your data in the table above.


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