Price: $60 per person
Time: 6:15 pm (Gates open 5:45 pm)
Location: Perth Observatory
Come to the Observatory for a unique Sundowner with telescope viewing and help Team Turbo Safari raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service as part of the 2018 Outback Air Race.
The evening starts with a welcome drink and canapes on arrival with a chance to browse the Observatory Museum. After a short presentation about the Outback Air Race join a special guided tour of the two historical domes at the Observatory, the Astrograph Dome and The Lowell Dome.
There is even a chance to observe the planet Venus at Sunset.
As dusk falls three of the Observatories telescopes will be available for viewing of deep space objects followed by a light supper and drinks. The telescopes will continue to be available for more viewing of deep space objects during and after the supper.
The evening finishes with another opportunity to browse the museum or to purchase gifts in the Astro Shop.
What is the Outback Air Race
The Outback Air Race (OAR) is a GPS-based navigation time trial throughout the remote Australian outback. In 2018 it will host 100 competitors in 41 aircraft, in which pilots nominate an elapsed time between two visual waypoints, receiving points for both time and location accuracy.
The Outback Air Race exists to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Since 1996 competitors and spectators have raised over $2.1 million, with funds from each race going towards outfitting RFDS aircraft with essential medical equipment, vital for treating sick and injured patients.
The Outback Air Race is held every three years with the next event being held from Sunday 19th August until Friday 31st August 2018. Starting in Archerfield, near Brisbane, QLD, and finishing in Broome, WA
Who are Team Turbo Safari
Team Turbo Safari is a group of four workmates along with one work mate’s wife and their 10-year-old son who are flying a light aircraft in the Outback Air Race in 2018. Meet the team:
Ed – Pilot and Captain – Ed took part in the 2015 OAR and his team (called Robin Safari after the type of aircraft he flew) raised $15,400 for the RFDS. Having lived in the Outback, Ed appreciates the need for a service like the RFDS and is looking forward to the team raising more than $20,000 for the 2018 event.
Duong, Loan and Jordan – Duong works with Ed and along with his wife Loan and son Jordan is joining Ed to experience the adventure of flying right around Australia, as Duong said: “the opportunity of a lifetime and the change to make a great contribution to the RFDS”.
Sue and Kathy – Workmates with Ed and Duong, both experienced travellers but thrilled at the prospect of such a unique way to see the real Australian Outback.
The whole team is working hard to raise funds for the RFDS and looking forward to the adventure in August 2018 when we will visit every mainland state and the Northern Territory.
Why Turbo Safari?
In the 2015 OAR, ED flew a four-seater aircraft made by the French company Pierre Avion Robin. The aircraft was type HR-10-210 which was otherwise known as a Robin Safari. In 2018 we are flying a six-seater aircraft made by the Piper corporation a PA-32RT-300T, otherwise known as a Turbo Lance. To keep some continuity with the 2015 event we called the team Turbo (for the current aircraft) Safari (from the previous aircraft.
To follow team Turbo Safari
Help support the Royal Flying Doctor in 2018 – support Team Turbo Safari, in OAR 2018
Outback Air Race – Brisbane to Broome August 2018