Aircraft Photo of VH-ADK | Cessna 421B Golden Eagle | Royal Flying Doctor Service - RFDS | #56163
Registration / Serial:VH-ADK
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 421 Golden Eagle/Executive Commuter
Aircraft Version:Cessna 421B Golden Eagle
C/n (msn):421B-0826
Operator / Titles:Royal Flying Doctor Service - RFDS
Aircraft Name:Robin Miller-Dicks
City / Airport:Perth - JandakotMap
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YPJT   IATA: JAD   Local: YPJT   Other: -
Photo Date:22 March 1980
Photo by:Roger McDonald (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 56163
Photo Comment

VH-ADK was withdrawn from use in 1992. When it was restored in 1993 it was as VH-AIW. The aircraft was named after Robin Miller-Dicks, a nurse who flew herself throughout the Outback administering the polio vaccine to children in remote areas. The vaccine was in lumps of sugar, earning her the nickname Sugarbird Lady among Aboriginal people. Dicks was also a renowned aviator. She tragically died of cancer in 1975 aged just 35. Her father was airline pioneer Horrie MIller, of MacRobertson Miller Airlines fame, and her mother notable author Mary Durack.

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