|Once again the time
has come and Bluegrass Airlines is again proud to present the Great Australian Air Rally
First and foremost, and in keeping with the general Bluegrass Airlines philosophy, the
GAAR is about having fun. The GAAR 2009 will provide an event for flight simulation
pilots of all skill levels, from the novice to the more experienced pilots, and from all
corners of the globe, to test their flight and navigation skills.
Event Format Overview
The event will officially be conducted over the period Feb - Mar 09 and will
involve a total of 19 flights over a distance of 3,575 nm.
The flights involve either and / or a combination of
VOR, NDB and "dead reckoning" navigating under both day and night Visual Flight
Rule (VFR) conditions. Variable departure times and weather conditions will also
exist for each flight. The weather conditions are based on factual historical data
for the flight leg and time of the year.
The dates and reporting times are detailed under the
"Flight Schedule" link.
Eligible Aircraft Overview
Eligible aircraft include any radial or other piston engined aircraft that flew in the
period 1930s to 1950s. Turboprop, turbojet, turbofan and other such engined aircraft
are not eligible for entry in the event.
The actual choice of aircraft is entirely at the
discretion of the individual participant, provided it falls within the guidelines.
Other considerations will include the Flight Leg distance and runway surface. More
information regarding aircraft eligibility is contained under the "Rules" link.
Unfortunately, there is a need to have Rules to successfully conduct events such
as the GAAR 2009. The Rules, including detailed explanation of eligible aircraft,
flight dates, reporting times, and other requirements are contained under the
If you are interested in registering for the GAAR 2009, have read and understand the rules
and requirements for participating, click on the "Pilot Registration" link.
So, come on "Downunder" and join us for
GAAR 2009. And in the spirit of the local native Aboriginal word "Moomba"
- "let's get together and have fun".