Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

A Flying Pom in the Pilbara

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tim Hooper

What is it like to be a flying doctor in the Outback?




Find out when a Lake District GP swaps his Keswick Surgery for the back of a plane at 23,000 ft over the vast deserts of Western Australia.

From clinics in remote Aboriginal communities, to heart attacks in the bush, snake bites on mine sites, eclampsia in a country town and intensive care  5 miles high, no two days can ever be the same.

Discover the rare creatures that live in the hidden coral reef among the Port Hedland shipping lanes, watch a turtle hatchling’s perilous journey from the nest to the ocean, visit a desert township abandoned by the pioneers and see inside the oasis of Karijini National Park nestling in the desert.

When the thermometer reads 46 degrees in cyclone season and plunges to 25 degrees in the winter and your clothes are full of red dust then you have had the Pilbara experience.


January 14
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Queen’s Hall
Keswick School
Keswick, CA12 5QB