We are well and truly underway now. We started on Saturday evening at 2200 with our departure from Sydney. Operating 24 hours a day until this coming Saturday, we’re flying around the world in 44 sectors.
As I type, we are on our way down to Mariscal in Ecuador as we begin the South American leg.
WorldFlight is an annual event in which 14 full-sized simulators, similar to our own, are flown in unison for a week, 24 hours a day, circumnavigating the world in 44 legs. The event tests both the crews and the simulators to the extreme and is all for the purpose of raising money for each of the individual sims charities of choice. This year we have set ourselves the goal of raising £2,500 for the Gloucestershire-based charity Fly2Help.
The flights will be conducted online on the VATSIM network, providing live Air Traffic Control through most countries we visit. A 45-60 minute turnaround is allowed at each stop, and during that time, the incoming crew will be fully briefed about weather conditions along their route and other operational requirements.
If you want to get involved with WorldFlight, you can watch along live on our Twitch stream and interact with the crew via the chat box as we continue on our journey.
More importantly, you can visit our donation page and help push us closer to (and hopefully beyond!) our £2,500 target!