Local dairy farmer and businessman Michael Malone will soon be putting Inverloch firmly on the map in the Australian aviation scene, by leading team Bunurong in the 2018 Outback Air Race to raise much needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Team Bunurong Inverloch is named after the stunning Bunurong Coastal Reserve, it's also the name of the local ward in the Bass Coast shire.
Forty teams will take part in this years Outback Air Race commencing on August 18th and will pass through Bundaberg, Longreach, Mount Isa, Adels Grove, Daly Waters, Katherine, Kununurra and Brome before completing on August 30th.
Michael has been passionate about flight for most of his adult life and has held his commercial flight license since 1995. He is flying as part of a team of three with Margaret Halsmith & Dave Jones & is thrilled about team Bunurong Inverloch being in pole position to start the race.
WHAT IS THE OUTBACK AIR RACE?
The Southern Cross & Inverloch are already proudly emblazoned on the Cessna that will competing. Michael is really looking forward to seeing the logos of all the local businesses who have supported the venture featured on the plane when the race commences.
Michael says "The navigation will be the hardest part of the race, you've got to deal with the changing conditions, so it will be exciting and challenging. The thing I'm looking forward to the most though is putting Inverloch on the map, it's been my home for 13 years and I really love the area and the people.
HOW CAN YOU HELP TO SUPPORT & RAISE FUNDS FOR THE FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE?
These local businesses already have!