Outback Air Race 2018
The Outback Air Race is a GPS-based navigation time trial throughout the Australian outback with the aim to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This year’s event will take the competitors "Coast to Coast" from Archerfield, Queensland, to Broome, Western Australia.
The Outback Air Race began in 1996 as a concept created by the fundraising division of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA Section). Essentially it is not a race, rather a time trial, which provides a considerable flying challenge, but is conducted in a safe and efficient manner. The aim of the Air Race is to raise funds for the RFDS and to provide an exciting and unique flying holiday for pilots from throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
With the aim of raising $500,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, teams will accrue points by correctly estimating the time it will take them to fly from a designated start point to a designated end point during each day’s race leg, and will lose points for failure to exactly find and overfly the start and finish points. This ensures that crews of slower aircraft are not disadvantaged.
To find out more about the event, OAR 2018 Donate.