BySandra Cain

International Air Race Series to be held above Lake Macquarie in coup for regional NSW

November 18th to 20th, 2022

In the air race, pilots compete in a sprint competition to gain the fastest times as they navigate through a series of air gates. 

Lake Macquarie, two hours north of Sydney in New South Wales, is just one of four locations on the International Air Race Series circuit and the only one in Australia.

Matt Hall has lived the high life, literally. The former fighter pilot has traveled the world competing in the world’s fastest motorsport: the white-knuckle pursuit of air racing.

The reigning air race champion is flying extra high as come November, he is set to compete in front of a home crowd.

“It’s going to be fantastic competing in front of a home crowd because you know everyone there is cheering you on,” Hall said.

Key points:

  • Reigning Air Race world champion to compete in front of his home crowd
  • Lake Macquarie chosen as one of four Air Race Series rounds
  • Air Racing “much tougher” than being a fighter pilot    

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