[7] Team Yahooo

Team Captain:  Andrew Hamilton
Other Members:  Fiona  Hamilton
 
Aircraft:  Vans RV-7A
 
 
Team Yahooo is thrilled to have Dick Smith Foods Foundation as a major team sponsor for the 2015 OAR event.
 
With Dick’s passions for flying plus all things Aussie grown and made, his support of Team Yahooo is perfect given that we are farmers flying around in our “home-made” plane.
 
A huge thank you to Dick and all at DSF for your generous support of Team Yahooo and the 2015 Outback Air Race. You have really helped us to inch closer to our fundraising target for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
 

 

    

Ag N Vet Services and Dow AgroSciences have generously worked together to be a major sponsor of Team Yahooo in the 2015 Steadfast Outback Air Race.  The agricultural products and services these companies provide to rural Australia reaches the same people who in times of need rely on the Royal Flying Doctor Service.  

Their affinity with the land and recognition of the need to look after the health and well being of people in the bush has seen Dow AgroSciences and Ag N Vet Services, Junee,  sponsor team Yahooo for the last two outback air races.  We thank them for their amazing support and generosity.

 


IGiftWine is a fantastic new free app being launched at the same time as Team Yahooo launches down the runway on the 2015 Steadfast Outback Air Race.

Developed by a young, dynamic couple who themselves are vignerons and farmers living in regional Australia, this app is ideal not only for company gifts or as a an easy way to organise a birthday pressie for the “Hard-to-buy-for” but importantly, its perfect for people living in remote regional and rural Australia where it is difficult to purchase and send gifts for special occasions.  

With stunning packaging, personalised cards and express delivery, choose from a cellar of impressive wines and champagne. (I hope to have a good bottle of bubbly to greet us in a couple of locations as we touch down on our way across this vast continent!) The Yahooos thank them for their generosity and support. 

 

The Wagga Air Centre generously supported Team Yahooo’s fundraising event which brought the rock-stars of paper planes, The Paper Pilots, to run workshops for five small remote country schools.  

It was an amazing day and the looks of delight on the children’s faces were priceless.  Wagga Air Centre is well aware of the vast distances and difficult terrain faced by RFDS pilots, doctors and nurses on a daily basis and was more than happy to support such an iconic and important Australian charity.  Thank you for your generosity and helping to bring such joy to local kids.

 

Andrew Hamilton

I am a sheep and cereals farmer from Illabo in southern NSW and have been flying for around 30 years. It took me the the first 7 years of my marriage to convince my wife Fiona to allow me to build a plane. Once I was given the go-ahead I ordered an RV7a kit from the States and spent all of my spare time over the next 4 years building Yahooo. It has been flying for around 7 years now with OAR 2012 being the first major trip. I am also aerobatic endorsed and together with my 3 kids absolutely love the fun and excitement of freestyle flying. 

Fiona Hamilton

I like flying in straight lines and am very excited about participating in the OAR. (Loops and rolls would only waste time anyway!) My professional background is in marketing and PR though I have just finished a 6 year stint running a furniture & homewares shop in Wagga Wagga to now spend more time with my growing kids and help out on the farm. I grew up on the land and have had a few friends from remote areas who have needed the services of the RFDS so I hope we can raise a healthy amount through the Air Race to help their cause.