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.

The Brand Institute

We welcome The Brand Institute as the newest “supporter” of the Outback Air Race. The BI team worked collaboratively with us to develop a new visual identity for 2015 (and beyond) including new logo, flier design, marketing material and strategy. We are very grateful for the effort they put in, not only to promote and enhance our event but also to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Company bio: At The Brand Institute, we ensure our clients find the most meaningful ways to connect with their customers, the community and the world. We are engaged by organisations looking to uncover motivating insights, develop disruptive brand strategy, project their brand image and influence customer behaviour.

We create & evolve iconic brands through the intersection of brand strategy, corporate culture and customer experience.

We work with organisations that are determined to improve the lives of their customers, employees and the evolving world.


Our new logo!

We are very excited to reveal our new logo for 2015! The logo is just the first stage in the release of new visual identity for 2015, from new marketing packages to fliers and merchandise, which we will use to engage a wider audience and attract higher levels of sponsorship!

This could not have happened without the tireless work of the team at The Brand Institute (more on them later) and committee members Malcolm and Fiona. There has been a lot of effort put in by our national committee to date, and 19 teams already registered, which is all pointing to an extremely successful 2015 event!

Team highlight: True Blue

We have received a very positive response to this event with 15 teams already signed up! Malcolm and Rachel from team 10 “True Blue” are one of those, and recently sent through their story – see their team page here. True Blue will be racing in Mal's home-built Vans RV7A with a cruise speed of 160kts (300kph!).

Despite having a fundraising page for less than 24 hours, Mal and Rachel have already received $700 in donations, on their way to $5,000! I’m sure they would appreciate any support at this early stage via their Outback Air Race fundraising page here: https://oar2015.everydayhero.com/au/true-blue

Race Launch - Five more teams registered!

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Outback Air Race 2015 launch night at RACWA Tuesday night. It was great to meet so many people that were just as excited and enthusiastic for this event as we are! We received five registrations on the night and a number of follow ups the next day via email – very pleasing indeed!
As usual the race is attracting pilots with all levels of flying experience - from fresh PPL's, to commercial pilots and Outback Air Race veterans! Rowan, our Race Manager, is compiling a list of individuals without teams - which currently includes both pilots and non-pilots. So if you don't have a full team yet or are still sitting on the fence please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.
A reminder for our Queensland followers that the Archerfield race launch is on TOMORROW night! See details in the post below.
We look forward to meeting you all again soon.


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