The Instrumentals announce their team Major Sponsor!

The Instrumental are pleased to announce Jandakot Airport Holdings as their team Major Sponsor, who have generously donated $5,000 towards their team fundraising total!

Jandakot Airport Holdings (JAH) is the major sponsor of THE INSTRUMENTALS. JAH has been a long time financial supporter of RFDS and continues that support through its generous sponsorship of THE INSTRUMENTALS. JAH are the operators of Jandakot Airport, the airport, which opened in 1963, is the major General Aviation airport in Western Australia and is one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases in Australia. Jandakot Airport is located 15 minutes from Perth and Fremantle.  The airport operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides facilities for pilot and aviation training, tourism, general aviation, maintenance, and important emergency services such as RFDS, Police Air Wing, the RAC Rescue Helicopter and bushfire season surveillance and response.

View their team page here:

Team fundraising total passes $100,000!

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Race Newsletter #4 - June 2015

Our fourth race Newsletter is now available to view (click the image, or here). This edition features a very long range weather forecast from our BoM expert Karina Tarbath, who spoke to us about forecast prevailing conditions and other weather phenomena at our last Chinwag in WA. We are also excited to announce The Classic Safari Company Raffle and our newest Major Sponsor!

For the competitive, we discuss race scoring principles and how the GPS results are calculated.

Well done to participants and donors who have helped us raise just shy of $100,000 at time of writing. The flying doctor is watching our progress very closely. Keep it up!

Adels Grove at Night

Team Bad Mooney Rising Quiz Night / 11th July 2015

Team Bad Mooney Rising Quiz Night / 11th July 2015 / East Perth Bowls Club. Online tickets avaiable in the Facebook link below!

Team fundraising total approaching $100,000!

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Our team fundraising total is rapidly approaching $100,000, thanks to some recent efforts from teams such as The Altitude Chasers ($15,000 fundraising dinner) and The Instrumentals ($5,000 donation from Jandakot Airport Holdings).

We are targeting $250,000 raised by teams which does not include funds raised from event sponsors and other sources. The actual current total fundraising figure is very impressive and a closely guarded secret, which we look forward to announcing at the Hamilton Island finish party!

You can see the new total fundraising widget on our leaderboard page here:

Race Planning Update - Chinwag #4

Our fourth race planning update will be held this coming Tuesday 9th June at the Royal Aero Club of WA, Jandakot. With less than three months to go before we all meet in Esperance there is a lot to cover!

We will be joined by a weather expert from the Bureau of Meteorology who will talk about expected weather en route.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Coming soon, the great Robin Safari raffle……

Prizes include:
From the Fremantle Dockers Home Colours Shirt signed by:
Ross Lyons, David Mundy, Matthew Pavlich, Aaron Sandilands, Tendai Mzungu, Michael Barlow, Luke McPharlin and others.
From the West Coast Eagles
Framed and autographed photo of Matt Priddis – Brownlow Medal Winner
Home Colours Shirt signed by squad members
From the Western Force, Home Short signed by Nick “The Honey Badger” Cummins
Order your tickets now  $2/ticket, $20 per book.
Ed Jones
Team Robin Safari

Coming soon - The great Robin Safari raffle. $2/ticket or $20/book. Prizes include the Fremantle Dockers jumper...

Posted by Team Robin Safari - Outback Air Race 2015 on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Steadfast Foundation as Naming Rights Supporter!

We are excited to announce that Steadfast Foundation have joined us as our Naming Rights Supporter! Going forward we will be known as the Steadfast Outback Air Race which, coincidentally, shortens to SOAR!

Steadfast and its brokers actively support the communities in which they live and work, typically donating around 1% of net profit after tax to charitable causes each financial year.

Steadfast created the Steadfast Foundation to facilitate grants and charitable contributions that support charities helping people overcome adversity, with $1.3 million in donations made in its first 10 years.

The Steadfast Foundation is guided by the Steadfast Foundation Board which is responsible for reviewing all submissions and will make its funding decisions for the benefit of the community and in alignment with the philosophy of the Foundation.

Charities are often chosen based on the recommendations of members of the Steadfast network and include cancer research and support, mental health, surf lifesaving, children’s causes and charities supporting the homeless and disadvantaged.

Charities supported include BeyondBlue, McGrath Foundation, Surf Life Saving, Salvation Army, Startlight Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation and of course, the RFDS.

Thanks to a connection one of our organising committee had with the Steadfast group, we are very proud to have them join us as the event Naming Rights supporter and look forward to working with them over coming months and throughout the race. This is a very exciting connection for us and their support for us and the RFDS, really is incredibly generous. 


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