Team Captain: Geoff Nicholson
Other Members: Peter Nicholson, Marie Nicholson
This will be the Bald Eagles' sixth race, flying our trusty “Ute of the Sky” Cessna 182P Kilo Foxtrot Romeo. The founding team members were Geoff Nicholson and his parents Joy and Keith.
Keith was an RAAF Beaufighter pilot who survived many combat missions during the Battle of New Guinea and went on to be a RAAF test pilot and then a private pilot for over 60 years. Geoff and Keith’s ‘chrome-domes’ led to the ‘Bald’ in our team name. After Keith and Joy took their final flights in their mid-80s, Lindsay ‘Swampy’ Marsh, an OAR legend, joined the team and taught Geoff his super crafty OAR tactics.
For the 2009 OAR, Geoff’s brother Peter, an ex-RAAF fighter and test pilot joined the team adding military precision to the Bald Eagles’ flying. Due to Swampy’s temporary medical grounding, the 2012 flight crew were Peter and Geoff supervised by Peter’s better-half, Marie.
KFR is currently based at Toowoomba Qld.