The 2010 Outback Challenge sUAS competition held at Kingaroy Queensland continues to attract media attention. Well done the organisers. This month its featured in airline Qantas in flight magazine, The Australian Way. One wonders just how many people will read about sUAS for the first time. Rumours fly around enthusiast forums about a new tougher format for the 2011 event. No doubt greater autonomy and a trickier to find target. Will Outback Joe be put out to pasture?  Already looking forward to following the 2011 event online.

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By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.