Support our plane and win a Luxury Rail and Wildlife Safari to South Africa and Zimbabwe!
Our very own Julie McIntosh is about to take part in the Steadfast Outback Air Race, joining the Juliet's Safaris team. The race commenced on 23rd August in Esperance and is winging its way across the Australian outback through to Hamilton Island on 4th September with stops in Uluru, Alice Springs, Birdsville, Winton, Karumba and Cooktown to name a few.
Established in 1996, as a major fundraising event for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, this unique take on adventure travel is a considerable flying challenge undertaken by pilots and their friends from across Australia. Julie will join pilot Jack Miller and fellow Juliet's Safaris team members Anton Stretch, Michael Brooke and Team Captain Angus James in his Piper PA32R-300.
“This cause is very close to my heart having seen with my own eyes the benefits received by the many station and mining men and women over the years. I am very passionate about our wide open spaces. I would like to make this a very successful event and assist in raising as much awareness and funding as I possibly can.” – Angus James, Juliet Safaris Team Captain
Angus James, Team Captain : Born and raised in Katanning, Rural Western Australia, avid flyer and the all-important owner of the plane.
Jack Miller, Pilot: An eager aviator from Port Douglas in North Queensland, currently accruing his hours for a commercial pilot’s license.
Anton Stretch: Grew up in Kojonup WA on a sheep and cattle farm. Spent time with the RAAF and flying a P3 Orion.
Michael Brooke: Joining the team for the Perth to Alice Springs leg, knows the benefits of the Royal Flying Doctors first hand.
Julie McIntosh: Joining the team for the Alice Springs to Hamilton Island leg. Founder of the Classic Safari Company and donator of the Luxury Rail and Wildlife Safari to South Africa & Zimbabwe.
About the Outback Air Race
The Outback Air Race is not strictly a race, but rather a time trial and navigation exercise. Throughout the race, teams 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 race leg, thus ensuring that crews of slower aircraft are not disadvantaged. The race route varies from event to event, although it is guaranteed to encompass a picturesque and rugged route, covering some of the most scenic and spectacular geography in Australia. Learn more about the race course here: The Outback Air Race route.
What is the Royal Flying Doctor Service and what does it do?
The RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, delivered by a dedicated team of professionals, to deliver both 24-hour emergency services and everyday essential health care to those in the remotest regions of Australia who might otherwise struggle to reach such resources. Gone are the days when two doctors provide the only medical care for an area of almost 2 million square kilometres.
The service employs a range of health, aviation, marketing, communications, administration and HR professionals and while supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, the RFDS relies heavily on fundraising and donations from the community. Today, the RFDS has a fleet of 63 aircraft operating from 21 bases located across the nation and provides medical assistance to over 290,000 people every year - that’s one every two minutes.
Follow us live!
Stay tuned for updates from Julie as she races across Australia in the Outback Air Race over the coming weeks or click here for the Air Race's live tracking page featuring a live tracking map for all 26 aircraft automatically updated every 15 seconds while flying.
How can I get involved and help support the Royal Flying Doctor Service?
Support our plane and win a luxury rail and wildlife safari to South Africa & Zimbabwe!
With over 30 teams participating, the 2015 Steadfast Outback Air Race aims to raise over $250,000. All funds raised from the race will go towards outfitting Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) aircraft with essential medical equipment, vital for treating sick and injured patients.
To ensure they reach their goal The Classic Safari Company has donated a 12 night luxury safari through Zimbabwe and South Africa for 2 people valued at $19,500!
Prize and itinerary inclusions:
- Economy class airfares for 2 people ex Australia
- Luxury twin share accommodation for 12 nights for 2 people
- The iconic Victoria Falls staying in the colonial, classic Victoria Falls Hotel
- A big game experience staying in Wilderness Safari's bush camps in Hwange
- The outstanding DaVinci Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square
- A heritage rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, on board the Blue Train
- The Commodore Hotel in the heart of Cape Town's Waterfront
Purchase a ticket to enter the raffle here
Alternatively if you would simply like to donate to this worthy cause you can do so on the Juliet's Safaris page here: Juliet's Safaris
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