Will your team make history as the first electric aircraft to fly across the globe from London to Darwin?
The Great Air Race provides corporations, aviation enthusiasts and pilots in Australia and around the world with a unique opportunity to get involved in a modern-day adventure and become a part of history!
The flight will take place in late 2019, and the flight plan will largely follow the original route taken by pioneering aviators Ross and Keith Smith a century ago in their epic journey of 1919. Albeit with some deviations to take modern realities into account.
To mark a century of aviation innovation, and in recognition of the new challenges facing our planet, entries for the Great Air Race (to be held in late 2019) will be restricted to electrically powered and innovative, highly efficient aircraft. These will be divided into four classes:
Hydrogen fuel-cell electric
Hybrid combustion-engine electric
Aircraft may be of any airworthy design, size and construction. In order to be accepted as an entry, teams must demonstrate that the aircraft has received the necessary Permit to Fly and that the pilot(s) have the necessary qualifications and experience in that particular aircraft.
Prior to any entry being accepted, additional information will be required on the achieved performance of the aircraft.
Additional technical requirements will be advised in due course.