Chinwag Newsletter #1 - Feb 2015

Our first Newsletter for 2015 is now available to view - click HERE. The newsletter provides an update on race planning progress and is a summary of the Chinwag event held at Jandakot airport on 23rd Feb 2015, for those that were unable to attend.

We were excited to see that Rob and Chook, from team Mellow Yellow, flew 300NM+ up from Esperance, including dodging thunderstorms, to come see us.

Future Chinwag event dates can be found on the events page.

Team Thunderbird Promo Video

Team number 5, Team Thunderbird, put together this video to promote support and sponsorship opportunities for their team. Watch the video and visit their support pages!

Reminder and update: Chinwag #1

A reminder that Chinwag #1 will be held this coming Tuesday at 7pm the Royal Aero Club of WA, Jandakot. We can now confirm that in addition to race talk, Michael Bleus, Chief Pilot from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of WA, will present to us his experiences and tips for outback flying.

The bar will be open and finger food provided.

As mentioned previously, for those that are unable to attend, we will keep you updated via race newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Race Planning Update - Chinwag #1

We welcome participants, friends and interested parties to join us on the 24th February for an update on race planning for the 2015 Outback Air Race, from 7pm at the Royal Aero Club of WA, Jandakot. Please see attached flier. In addition to race talk, we will also be inviting a guest speaker that will help you get the most out of your race (be it photography, bush mechanics, meteorology), which we will confirm closer to the night. For those that are interstate or unable to attend, we are arranging alternative methods to keep you updated, which will at least include a newsletter that we will distribute shortly after the night.

The Royal Aero Club will keep the bar open for us, and some food will be provided.

We can see many of you have already kicked off your fundraising campaigns which we are very excited to see! We look forward to seeing you there.

Outback Air Race on Instagram

We have recently fired up our Instagram feed @outbackairrace. Be one of the first to follow us, like our photos and tag us in your pre-race training photos! :)

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Moree High Flyers

We have just registered our 24th team for the race, the Moree High Flyers, from Garah NSW! When compared to our 2012 event we already have five more teams registered, which means more fundraising money (each team member is required to fundraise at least $2,000) and more community reach. We are expecting a few more teams to register in the near future, although fast approaching our accommodation cap! If you are still "on the fence" we recommend getting your registration in ASAP.

Robert Hind, Outback Air Race Supporter

Robert Hind has supported the Outback Air Race since 1998 by developing and providing ongoing support for the race "AirScore" software. We thank Robert very much for his continued support.

Bio: Robert Hind specialises in programming and spreadsheets for a range of complex tasks as well as high transaction activities. He has developed transport costing and invoicing systems, reconciliation, analytical and mapping tools. Systems developed by Robert are used in conducting business with some of the largest businesses in the world. He aims for high automation, minimum or nil data entry and seamless sharing of data sets across applications. Robert Hind developed the first race scoring software system for the second Outback Air Race. He collaborated with the organisers to select the GPS Data Loggers currently used and generally makes improvements from one Outback Air Race to the next.

Robert is available for new projects and development.

Monthly "Chinwag" meetings

We have just updated our events page with Chinwag dates for 2015. The first Chinwag meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th February at the Royal Aero Club of WA (Jandakot). For those that are interstate or unable to attend we will post a newsletter after the event to keep everyone informed on race planning progress.

At each event, we also invite a guest speaker to discuss a topic that will help you get the most from your race, which in the past has included tailored presentations from a LAME (what to bring), Meteorologist (what weather to expect), Aerial Photographer, etc. Details of the events will be posted closer to the date.

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Yahooo Australia Day 2014

Andrew Hamilton, of Team Yahooo, sent us this video of himself and son taking their home built Van RV-7A out for a spin on Australia Day 2014. You wouldn't be able to tell that this was Andrews first attempt at video editing! Andrew and Fiona Hamilton were top fundraisers in 2012 so we are excited to have them race again in 2015.

We have created a new media page with other videos to view.

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