1950's - Early Days By Road
Watch our early days in this song by Sara Groves

The Nixons began their ministry with this tent in the 1950's. Just see what happens when you stick around
Nixon's 50's Romance
Romancing the Gospel ...
Happily ever after ...you bet ya !
Here's how they met
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...Outback Patrol ....Celebrating 50 years ... flying in hope to the heart...

Up Up and Away -  Air Borne
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This is the historic plane which began Outback Patrol in 1961
It was retired into an British Museum in 1975.
Created first in 1932 as the original De Havilland DH84a Dragon.

It was used during WW2 as a navigational trainer. Next with John Flynn's Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Then in 1961 - 1975 with Outback Patrol with Les Nixon at the controls.

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Des Porter's Rebuilt Dragon

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Everything Old is New Again !

VH-UXG is Des Porter's 2001 rebuilt Dragon.  He and Les Nixon flew it on an extensive patrol inland with Didge artist Adrian Ross.  They served families at Barcaldine, Birdsville, Charleville, Longreach, Yulara, Coober Pedy, Hawker, Broken Hill, Wilcannia,  Ivanhoe, Deniliquin, Canberra and Goulburn.  Flying all the way in Des's Dragon. Bankstown pilots had it for just one day.

Scale Model Dragon
Here's an exact flying replica of the Dragon ...      ... being put to the test.  Created by Rodger Farley in the US.

The Christmas Love Boxes is a service of Outback Patrol to families who live in remote towns in Australia too small for a church but too big to overlook.