Aviators Farewell / Sunday 16th August @ 11am

You're invited!

Come and bid our "fundraising squadron" farewell on Sunday 16th August before we set off on the 5,000km coast-to-coast adventure across Australia!

Our racers, donors and sponsors have all worked hard over the last six months, putting the $250,000 participant fundraising target well within our reach, and making a record breaking event total almost certain.

This is a perfect opportunity for friends, family, team sponsors and supporters to join in the celebration, which will also feature restored vintage Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft on display!

No RSVP necessary and light refreshments will be provided.

The committee, participants and the RFDS look forward to seeing you there!

(Photo by Jon Davison, courtesy of Pilatus Aircraft/RFDS)

Team Mockingjay Premier Fundraising Event / Thurs 6th August

Please see attached flier for Team Mockingjay's Premier Fundraising Event! Held at Lamont's, 12 Station St, Cottesloe WA, Thursday 6th August at 6:30pm. Please contact Leanne if you would like to attend (email address in flier).

Race History / Bush Poets Night

We have just added some history on the Bush Poets Night (an Outback Air Race tradition) and other information on early races, as told by Geoff Nicholson from The Bald Eagles. Navigate to History > Bush Poets, or click here.

 

Race Newsletter #5 - July 2015

Our fifth race Newsletter is now available to view (click the image, or here). In this edition we announce Summit Fleet as our new Major Sponsor! Mike Bleus, RFDS Chief Pilot (Western Operations), gave us an update on their PC-24 order and spoke to us about landing on outback roads.

There are some important updates for participants from Don and Stuart regarding safety, insurances and admin. Teams please ensure you read through these sections thoroughly (skim reading the rest is fine!).

We are currently working with AvPlan to try and get a live race map available for spectators Australia Wide (and globally!) using the AvPlan Live service.

Our teams, and their donors, have now rasied over $160,000 for the flying doc and we are trending towards our $250,000 target! #fiveweekstogo!

Andy Farrow and the '50 Faces of the RFDS'

We thought we would share this post as Andy is on a similar journey to us, except flying solo to many RFDS locations next year in a project he is calling '50 Faces of the RFDS'. Find out more about his event here http://www.50facesrfds.com.au/, and watch the video below.

Hi everyone, my name is Andy Farrow and next year I will be flying around Australia raising money and awareness for the...

Posted by Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Illabo Paper Plane Workshop for Team Yahooo!

Andrew and Fiona Hamilton of Team Yahooo spent the day with Dylan Parker, James Norton (the real Paper Pilots) and over a 150 kids making and flying paper aeroplanes, all in support of Team Yahooo! It looked like a fun day, see below post for photos!

#fiveweekstogo!

Summit Fleet as Major Sponsor!

 

We welcome Summit Fleet as our second Major Sponsor for the 2015 Steadfast Outback Air Race! Thanks to Mal, Fiona and the team at Summit Fleet for inching us ever closer to a record breaking Outback Air Race!

Established in Australia in 1997, Summit Fleet Auto Lease Australia Pty Limited (Summit Fleet leasing and Management) is majority owned by the Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Company, Limited (SMAS). The Summit Fleet brand represents value, service and strength. Customers continue to enjoy a level of service that exceeds expectation, whilst also receiving the benefits of an experienced and established management team.

SMAS has over 30 years of experience and has a reputation for innovation and technological advancement. It is the leading fleet leasing and management organisation (FMO) in Japan with a growing presence in India, Thailand and Indonesia, making them one of the top 10 fleet management and leasing organisations globally!

“It is great to be involved in such a unique way of raising money for a much relied upon service in Australia.” David Clinch, the General Manager of Summit Fleet has shared. “We look forward to hearing stories from the pilots and team at Outback Air Race and seeing great results for our friends at the RFDS."

Bad Mooney Rising trivia night dance off!!

Trivia Night Dance Off! Well done Peter Garrett, purple maroon, hillbilly and blue shirt! #dancelikenooneiswatching

Posted by Team Bad Mooney Rising - Outback Air Race 2015 on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Race Planning Update - Chinwag #5

Our fifth and final race planning update, Chinwag #5, will be held this coming Tuesday, 14th July, at the Royal Aero Club of WA, Jandakot. This will be our final update to participants both in WA and interstate (via the race newsletter) before we meet at the race start in Esperance!

For those participants, friends and interested parties in Perth, we will also be holding our Aviators Farewell at RACWA on Sunday 16th August. We will post more updates closer to the date.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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