Satcom Direct Sponsors Outback Air Race Team

Satcom Direct is providing sponsorship through connectivity services to the Outback Aviators team competing in the Classic Safari Company Outback Air Race time trial. The competition features a 5,592-mile trip across Australia’s Outback in an effort to support the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The sponsored team’s aircraft is equipped with a broadband global area network terminal and press-to-transmit radios.

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“Having access to the SD equipment and satcom facility is a major boost to our winning potential," said Outback Aviators pilot Stephen Limkin. "The race is not about speed; it’s about navigating with accuracy and adjusting routes according to flying conditions. Connectivity is crucial in making this happen. We can also interact with our followers, donation givers, family, and friends to tell the story of our adventure.”

This year’s teams will depart from Brisbane, Queensland, and will complete the race in Broome, Western Australia. “We want to support the aviators on their challenging journey by providing a robust connectivity solution to keep them safe and connected, showcase how SD makes synchronizing flight operations a reality, stimulate awareness of the importance of general aviation to the Australian nation, and most importantly help raise funds to outfit vital RFDS aircraft,” said Satcom Direct APAC regional director Nathan Andrews.