Team ENC's winning entry from 2015:
This is the Gospel, from the New Testament according to John "John of the OAR"
In the beginning there was the word, and the word was, "CASA", all praise CASA as they are wise.
Then it was said unto their disciples "it has taken 3 years since our last gathering, therefore go out and spread the word, "and the word is RFDS".
John answered and said "I am not a pilot nor a Sponsor, but I have been sent before them".
Daniel who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly of this and of the Sponsor contributions.
"all hail the Sponsors".
John said unto Daniel " There are still 4 months and then cometh the Air Race"
Behold, Daniel says onto you, lift up your eyes to the sky as he who reaps, will receive donations, so sayeth the Committee, "as the Committee are truly wise in such things".
And After the passing of the time there was the "Aviators Farewell", most assuredly the
Committee say to you, the hour is coming and the very works you do for the RFDS bear witness to you and your gathering here today.
It is written, the many seeking the leg came to the Committee and said "We are in search of the next way point" and the committee replied "of what AVPlan spoke was true" and the many believed in the GPS tracker, "to within 74m a second, give or take a metre or two".
And Daniel said onto John "he who believes in me shall not vier far from the true flight path, and judge me not according to my dodgy starter motor and dim landing gear lights, but judge me with righteous judgement of my Way Point time and distance".
John answered and said to the many that heard of this "Give unto Daniel the Leg, "we know this pilot is a winner"
Now a reading from John, chapter 14 verse 19:
"You may seek team ENC, but cannot find them, and where they are you cannot come, as they are in the clouds, "at ~5,500ft", but you who believe in them will see the light, because you too will find a break in the cloud."
On the 6th day there was much joy to be had, as according to the first commandment the Committee stricketh from the record the race goers worst score, and the riturus were once again on the path of the next way point.
Daniel said unto John, "spread the word as your day of rest is neigh, as this is now the 7th Leg of your journey" and John was sad, as the legend, that is the Leg, had eluded them.
The time is now upon us and the Committee showed onto their disciples the miracle, and the miracle was Cooktown.
Then this saying went out amongst the brethren of CASA who now testify of these things and that their testimony is true.
Praise the RFDS as their cause is true.
Let us pray
Our CASA which art in the clouds
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Part 61,come.
Thy will be done before taxi
As it is in takeoff.
Give us this day our daily flight plan,
And forgive us our wayward navigation,
As we forgive them that have overtaken us,
And lead us not into GPS navigation temptation,
But deliver us from last place,
For thine is the Leg,
The power, and the trophy,
For ever and ever.
Apologies to Banjo Paterson.... and thanks to his character Mulga Bill for the inspiration. The Sydney Mail, 25 July 1896.