The Microsoft Flight Simulator Around-the-World Race is an annual event conducted between the top flight simulation websites.
Enthusiasts from each site gather online to fly their team's virtual baton around the world as fast as possible.
The race was first run in 2003. (from the RTW Official Website)
With just over 3 months to go until the beginning of the 2009 version of the Race, Team Sim-Outhouse is beginning preparations for defense of it's title as the Fastest Team Around the World and holders of the Tornado Trophy!
This is an introduction to the Race, the Team and all that goes into making a winning crew.
Over the next few days and weeks we will be setting up separate threads to address specific issues pertaining to the event but this will be the initial gathering place for Team members and supporters. Here will be posted news, views and general discussions to keep you informed of our progress.
For an overview of the race itself, visit the Official Race Website:
where you can learn about the format, the general Rules, past results and far more!
A Volunteer Thread will be posted where you can learn about the various crew responsibilities and needs and where you can sign up to help your team along.
In addition, there will be public threads to attempt to answer some of the more technical aspects of RTW racing and as the Race approaches, a public thread where you can keep abreast of Team Progress (which will be our Official Thread as required by the Rules).
Team members will also have access to The Hideout where non-public discussions will be carried out.
The excitement may be in the flying, but excellence comes from total preparation.
Welcome back past Team members! and a hearty Hello to those who may be joining us for the first time!