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Meet the OWC Round Australia Flight Team!

Just 341 days until I take off on my solo flight round Australia!

I’m so excited to be able to say that the support team is now confirmed! Six of us managed to meet up in Tooradin last Saturday, where we had a great opportunity to discuss & plan the trip. The flight is planned to depart from Tooradin on 29th April 2013.

Special thanks to the Tooradin District Sports Club for helping us out with a great space to meet including free coffee & tea! 

Who are these crazy characters in our team? Well, I’d like to introduce you to a few:

From left: Michael, Gordon, Bob, Linda, Dave, Louise

Gordon, Bob & Michael, from Griffith NSW, will be piloting their own planes. They each have a tremendous amount of flying experience & have unique skill sets that will be invaluable for the adventure!

Louise is the Coordinator, liaising with media, base support & generally organising us all. Linda & Lida (not pictured) will be helping Dave out as Carers, each for half the journey. More information about members of the support team will be up on the website soon.

The three aircrafts (2 support & mine) involved in this epic journey will soon be plastered with the On a Wing & a Chair logo thanks to the very generous donation from Electro Cut Signs in Brisbane.

We left the meeting feeling PUMPED! With just 341 days to go, we are all looking forward to the challenges, ticking things off our To Do lists & raising those much needed donations!

>However, it’s sometimes all too easy to get lost in the day-to-day of what we DO, but it is vital for us all to remember WHY.. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? 

To raise the public’s expectations of what people with disabilities can achieve & provide inspiration to all!

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