The Outback Air Race is a GPS-based navigation time trial throughout the remote Australian outback. With as many as 70 competitors in 30 aircraft, pilots nominate an elapsed time between two visual waypoints, receiving points for both time and location accuracy.
The Outback Air Race exists to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Since 1996 competitors and spectators have raised over $2.1 million, with funds from each race going towards outfitting RFDS aircraft with essential medical equipment, vital for treating sick and injured patients.
The Outback Air Race is held every three years with the next event being held from Sunday 19th August until Friday 31st August 2018. Starting in Archerfield, near Brisbane, QLD, and finishing in Broome, WA