Team Yahooo "fun-raiser" for Illabo kids

The Yahooo’s have organised a fantastic "fun-raiser” for their local country kids.
On 15 July the real Paper Pilots, Dylan Parker and James Norton, about who the new hit movie “Paper Planes” is based, are making a special trip to Illabo to run a series of six workshops with six local small country schools during school hours.
They will then host an open invitation “workshop” and sausage sizzle later that day for the rest of the Junee and Cootamundra communities to participate in the fun.
The boys will be showing the kids a bit about what makes aeroplanes fly, how they are built and then show them how to build their own paper planes for a “fly-off”. Prizes will include RFDS merchandise, Team Yahooo caps and special “signature” planes made and signed by the Paper Pilots, Dylan and James.
Andrew and Yahooo will be giving the kids an extra thrill with a fly-over (and maybe a barrel roll or two) between sessions. Local businesses and the schools will be supporting this event.

Team Yahooo announce their team Major Sponsor!

Team Yahooo recently secured their own team Major Sponsor, with Dick Smith Foods Foundation chipping in a $5,000 donation to the RFDS to support team Yahooo. Well done team Yahooo and thank you Dick Smith Foods Foundation!

Team Yahooo is thrilled to have Dick Smith Foods Foundation as a major team sponsor for the 2015 OAR event.
With Dick’s passions for flying plus all things Aussie grown and made, his support of Team Yahooo is perfect given that we are farmers flying around in our “home-made” plane.
A huge thank you to Dick and all at DSF for your generous support of Team Yahooo and the 2015 Outback Air Race. You have really helped us to inch closer to our fundraising target for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Team ATOM joins us on Twitter!

The Instrumentals announce their team Major Sponsor!

The Instrumental are pleased to announce Jandakot Airport Holdings as their team Major Sponsor, who have generously donated $5,000 towards their team fundraising total!

Jandakot Airport Holdings (JAH) is the major sponsor of THE INSTRUMENTALS. JAH has been a long time financial supporter of RFDS and continues that support through its generous sponsorship of THE INSTRUMENTALS. JAH are the operators of Jandakot Airport, the airport, which opened in 1963, is the major General Aviation airport in Western Australia and is one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases in Australia. Jandakot Airport is located 15 minutes from Perth and Fremantle.  The airport operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides facilities for pilot and aviation training, tourism, general aviation, maintenance, and important emergency services such as RFDS, Police Air Wing, the RAC Rescue Helicopter and bushfire season surveillance and response.

View their team page here:

Team fundraising total passes $100,000!

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Race Newsletter #4 - June 2015

Our fourth race Newsletter is now available to view (click the image, or here). This edition features a very long range weather forecast from our BoM expert Karina Tarbath, who spoke to us about forecast prevailing conditions and other weather phenomena at our last Chinwag in WA. We are also excited to announce The Classic Safari Company Raffle and our newest Major Sponsor!

For the competitive, we discuss race scoring principles and how the GPS results are calculated.

Well done to participants and donors who have helped us raise just shy of $100,000 at time of writing. The flying doctor is watching our progress very closely. Keep it up!

Adels Grove at Night

Team Bad Mooney Rising Quiz Night / 11th July 2015

Team Bad Mooney Rising Quiz Night / 11th July 2015 / East Perth Bowls Club. Online tickets avaiable in the Facebook link below!

Team fundraising total approaching $100,000!

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Our team fundraising total is rapidly approaching $100,000, thanks to some recent efforts from teams such as The Altitude Chasers ($15,000 fundraising dinner) and The Instrumentals ($5,000 donation from Jandakot Airport Holdings).

We are targeting $250,000 raised by teams which does not include funds raised from event sponsors and other sources. The actual current total fundraising figure is very impressive and a closely guarded secret, which we look forward to announcing at the Hamilton Island finish party!

You can see the new total fundraising widget on our leaderboard page here:

Race Planning Update - Chinwag #4

Our fourth race planning update will be held this coming Tuesday 9th June at the Royal Aero Club of WA, Jandakot. With less than three months to go before we all meet in Esperance there is a lot to cover!

We will be joined by a weather expert from the Bureau of Meteorology who will talk about expected weather en route.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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