This year Skydive Australia were proud sponsors of one of the many cars taking part in The Outback Car Trek!
Over the years the Outback Car Trek has raised over $28 million for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Since 1990 Trekkers have traveled an average of 4,100 kms during the first week of June each year to keep the RFDS in the air and to make sure that the “Mantle of Safety” that the Reverend John Flynn first envisaged in 1928 remains a reality for all who live work or travel in rural and remote Australia. The Trek is an event for older 2WD vehicles, it is not a race nor a rally, it is not in any way a competitive event. It is simply a relaxed and fun filled week where we travel to parts of Australia most people only ever dream about visiting. The only competitive nature of the event is about which car and team can raise the most funds and participants are encouraged to enjoy the journey and the hospitality of the towns and small communities they pass through. Every year the Trek sets a new route, providing a great reason to travel through various areas of Australia.
The Skydive Australia sponsored vehicle a 1965 Ford XP Falcon and support car were driven by a crew including our very own board member John Diddams. The crew had an incredible time with a few minor hick ups along the way, taking in the amazing Queensland scenery, watching stunning sunsets and sleeping under the clear night skies in swags. After 3,000kms, several breakdowns, and long dirt roads the amazing car #300 crew arrived in Airlie Beach, having raised a staggering $1.5million for the RFDS, as well as injecting much needed funds into local outback communities along the way.
Well done guys an incredible adventure, raising much needed funds for the ever amazing Royal Flying Doctor Service! Check out the gallery below and keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 trek...
The SKYDIVE crew