Minutes of Chinwag #1

Minutes of Chinwag #1, 23rd Feburary 2012, can now be found on the enrty page. Alternatively, click here: OAR_Chinwag 1 - 23rd Feb 2012.pdf

Native letterhead available

For team members that wish to use the letterhead and donation templates in the information pack, the native (.doc) files can now be found on the forms page.

Monadelphous confirmed as event sponsor

The Outback Air Race committee is pleased to announce Monadelphous as a 2012 event sponsor. Monadelphous has been associated with the race since 2003. Monadelphous provides engineering construction, maintenance and industrial services to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors and is a strong supporter of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Thank you Monadelphous.

Update from the Race Manager

Committee held its February meeting last week, the following being a brief rundown of matters addressed.

1. Our accommodation bookings are now complete, the Darwin Central Hotel having been chosen for our final detination

2. Information Packs are being printed right now for distribution to registered participants at Chinwag #1 this Thursday 23 February 6:30PM at RACWA, upstairs.

3. Race articles have been lodged for Tarmac Topics (RACWA), the RFDS monthly newsletter and a host of aviation magazines.

4. Our registrations are lagging somewhat. We have 6 registrations so far with a further 4 confirmed (in the pipeline). We need your registrations at earliest convenience such that we can firm up on the accommodation booking.

5. And of course Chinwag #1 this Thursday 23 February 6:30PM at RACWA, upstairs. The chinwag is open to all who have an interest in the event, participants, maybe participants, sponsors, all and sundry. The Chinwag provides a Q & A opportunity to find out what it’s all about.
    - How do I enter?
    - What does it cost?
    - How do I fund raise?
    - How does the race work?
    - What are standards of accommodation?

For further information please email contact@outbackairrace.com.au

Patrick DuBois

TLC

Team TLC (Trevor, Linda and Champagne) are all set up and ready to fundraise! Check them out over at the team page or make a donation at their Everyday Hero site.

Bad Mooney Rising

Team number 4, "Bad Mooney Rising", comprising of our very own treasurer Stuart Payne and committee member Rowan Hill are the first team to have their bio and EDH fundrasing page fully up and running. Have a look over at the team page to study your competition or follow the link to their fundrasing page and make a donation. You may have seen their aircraft before (and will continue to see it!) in our promotional fliers.

Chinwag Dates

Chinwag dates are now available under the entry page. The next Chinwag will be on 23rd February 2012 at the Royal Aero Club of WA.

Team Registrations Open

The race has been officially launched by RFDS WA’s Chief Pilot, Michael Bleus at a function at RACWA Jandakot on 10 November, 2011.  So entry to the 2012 Outback Air Race is now open! Team registration forms and more information can be found on the entry page.

10th November / RACWA / Race Launch and Invitation to Participate

Come and join us at the Royal Aero Club of WA, Jandakot, at 7pm on the 10th of November 2011 for the official Race Launch and Information Evening. See attached flier.

Cant make it on the night and want more information? email contact@outbackairrace.com.au

Race Route

The race route page has been finalised. See here for dates and route information

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