As most of you know, a young C.J. (Jimmy) Melrose bravely piloted the DH.80A VH-UQO to a respectable 2nd place finish in the handicap division of the MacRobertson Race. To any of you planning to fly the Puss Moth alone or with a small team we surely salute your effort!
To be sure Milton’s soon to be released model makes it across the finish line at least once, we are organizing a large scale handoff. Since it will take in the neighborhood of 100 hours to complete, we would like to invite everyone to join in flying “My Hildegarde” in a team effort from all involved. This special trip will be exempt from the four pilot team maximum as listed in the rules.
This should be fun if we can get a lot of pilots to volunteer a little extra time. It is not mandatory in any sense of course and we understand the time commitment that will already be invested but if you want to slow down a little, enjoy the scenery and take a break from your main race entry here and there, sign up for Team Melrose!
Please respond in this thread if you are at all interested. We tried this on a smaller scale with MM’s DC-4 during the Evita event and was a lot of fun seeing pilots from SOH/AVSIM/Flightsim all work together.
On behalf of the Committee-