|Bluegrass Airlines is
proud to present the Great Australian Air Rally for 2012 (GAAR 2012) as part of the
Great Air Rally Grand Prix (GAR GP) series.
As with all events in the GAR GP series, and in keeping with the general Bluegrass
Airlines philosophy, the GAAR is about having fun. The GAAR 2012 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
Event Format Overview
The event will officially be conducted over the period 01 - 29
and will involve a total of 10 flights.
The flights involve either and / or a combination of
VOR, NDB and "dead reckoning" navigating under day Visual Flight Rule
(VFR) and / or Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) conditions. Variable departure
times and weather conditions will also exist for each flight.
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 1930's to 1950's. Turboprop,
turbojet, turbofan and other such engined aircraft are not eligible for entry in the
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, runway length and surface, and
altitude performance. 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 2012. 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 2012, have read and understand the
rules and requirements for participating, click on the "Pilot Registration"
So, come on "Down Under" and join us for GAAR 2012. And in the spirit
of the local native Aboriginal word "Moomba" - "let's get together and
Any queries regarding the GAAR 2012 can be directed via the
Forum at the link on the left of this page or in an email to