SOAR Aviation 3
Team Captain: Alexander Kingsford-Smith
Other Member: Jason Wright
I grew up riding motorcycles on my parents' farm in Coffs Harbour and started flying in 2011 while I was still in high school. I had to stop flying temporarily when I moved out of the family home but continued motorcycle riding competitively.
In 2017 I traded the motorcycle for my love of flying and began learning to fly again at Soar Aviation, working towards my CPL.
Some of my family have been involved in aviation and I’m very proud that I get to follow in their footsteps.
My first solo flight really solidified my passion for aviation and I've only looked forward since.
Flying across Australia has been a dream of mine ever since I started flying and I’m happy and proud to have the opportunity to participate in the Outback Air Race, whilst promoting a great cause.
I have been keen on aviation all my life. The opportunity to be an entrant in The Outback Air Race is more than I have ever dreamed and I’d like to thank Soar Aviation for this.
I started flying in my 20s and had dreams of making a career out of it, however, as life went on the cost became much. I never lost my passion for aviation and the dream was still burning in my head.
For the past three years, I have been contracting to an aviation company, working on the ground (fire bombing and agricultural work). I love this work and the people involved. I have met many people in the industry over the last few years, all with good stories and experiences and this has made my drive to complete my CPL and make this dream a reality, even stronger.
The Royal Flying Doctors Service is very much needed in our country. At some point in our lives, whether we live remotely or are traveling, we may find ourselves in need of the RFDS.
Supporting this outstanding organisation is crucial for the greater community and we all need to play our part. Raising money is so important and whether big or small, every donation helps.