Steadfast Outback Air Race supporters are those that contribute to the event by donating their time or products (eg. gifts, prizes), rather than direct financial assistance. There have been many supporters over the years, although we have listed a few of our favourite and longest standing supporters below.
Bureau of Meteorology
The BoM provide a lot of behind the scenes support for the Outback Air Race. For every Outback Air Race in recent history, a BoM representative has came down to one of our race updates to talk to pilots about expected weather for each event. For 2015, they will be providing our flight director with personalised weather forecasts.
Australian flying have helped to promote our event over the years at no cost, with teams such as The Three Amigos joining as a direct result. See our recent article and advertisement in the March-April 2015 edition. Australian Flying also donated to team Superfly in 2012 and published a 4-page write up of the event.
MGI Parkinson have provided ongoing financial related support and advice to the Outback Air Race committee.
With over 50 years' experience and as a fully integrated chartered accounting and business advisory practice, MGI Parkinson provide extensive financial services, specialising in the small to medium enterprise market.
Robert Hind developed the "AirScore" software specifically for the Outback Air Race (as far back as 1998!) and continues to provide software improvements and support in the lead up to each event.
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.
The Brand Institute
The Brand Institue team worked collaboratively with us to develop a new "visual identity" including new logo, flier design, marketing material and strategy.
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Royal Aero Club of Western Australia
Members from the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia founded the original Outback Air Race in conjunction with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA Section). The Royal Aero Club of WA continues to support this event through access to the clubs facilities (function rooms) and regulatory support.