Post by Andrew Godden on Mar 27, 2011 0:48:37 GMT -5
The Great Air Rally Grand Prix (GAR GP) is officially launched. The GAR GP represents an expansion of the GAAR concept with an annual series of air rally events conducted in different parts of the world over the course of a calendar year.
The annual GAR GP schedule will include approximately four events each year.
More details can be found on the GAR GP web site at the following link.
Post by Andrew Godden on Apr 6, 2011 21:07:21 GMT -5
The next event in the GAR GP series, the Great United Kingdom Air Rally (GUKAR) has been officially launched.
This event is being conducted in association with Bluegrass Airlines by Mutley's Hangar as Mutley's Easter Bunny Air Rally (MEBAR).
The basic format of the event is similar to the GAAR, but with variations to provide some diversity. It is a short event of 500 nm over four Flight Legs. The GUKAR web site can be accessed from the GAR GP web site or from the following link.
...and the first one starts from my local airport, EGHI, which celebrated it's own centenary of heavier-than-air flight last year, when Eric Moon persuaded his Southampton-built "Moonbeam" to leave the ground and return safely.
A tip for first-leg Navigation: if you get lost between Southampton and Alderney, just find a BN2A3 Trislander (the Clockwork Tristar have long been the only scheduled service between the two).
Post by Andrew Godden on Apr 7, 2011 18:46:28 GMT -5
I had been long wanting to get up and fly around your neck of the woods. The GAR GP concept is something I have been working on since last year with the specific view to be able to conduct events in other parts of the world and do exactly that.
The Mutley's Hangar crew were so taken by the GAAR, which they entered for the first time this year, they approached me to help them organise an event. We then agreed their event could be done in association with Bluegrass Airlines with dual event titles the GUKAR and MEBAR.
Some subtle variations in the rules opens up the choice of aircraft by removing the year restrictions, but limits it to single or twin prop and under 200 kts cruise speed.
I had better make sure I have my AI up to date for that Alderney leg.
Mutley's Hangar is proud to be part of the GAR GP world series.
MEBAR is proving to be much more popular than we anticipated with a superb range of entries. Andrew has given us first class guidance, help and support. We are hoping to get over 100 pilots by the end of the week.
The DC-3 and variants have proven to be most chosen aircraft. Bluegrass, along with DC-3 Airways have to be the two main contenders.
Don't forget, this coming Friday April 22, the registrations close at 23:59 UTC so everyone, make sure you have registered if you want to join in.
John, the idea of following G-JOEY to Alderney is classic! Southampton is my home city with EGHI being my home airport so it had to start and end here.
Post by Andrew Godden on Mar 17, 2012 6:31:31 GMT -5
Now in it's second year, and proudly presented again by Mutley's Hangar as a collaboration effort, the Mutley's Easter Bunny Air Rally (MEBAR) 2012 has officially launched as part of the 2012 GAR GP series of events.
The MEBAR is being conducted over the period 01 to 15 Apr 12.
Also known as the GUKAR, the MEBAR promises to be another fun rally, and with every participant who completes the MEBAR in the running for 10 random prizes to be drawn at the end of the rally, it should be an event to be part of.
Registration is now open, so visit the MEBAR web site.