World Flight 2019 is underway!

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 of the countries that we visit. A 45-60 minute turn around is allowed at each stop and during that time the incoming crew will be fully briefed as to weather conditions along their route as well as other operational requirements.

If you would like to get involved with World Flight, then 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!

WorldFlight 2017 – Wrap Up

We are recovering slowly after a crazy first week in November, around the world in the Sim, running it 24/7. Huge thanks to the guys that came from across the country to crew it, without you all, it would not have been possible. We have so far raised £2502.23 for Fly2Help, which is far better than we could have hoped when we started planning our WorldFlight 2017 adventure! Another massive thank you to everyone who has supported the team, by donating, dropping off food/drinks and providing words of encouragement! Donations will be open for a few weeks yet, so if you are able and want to contribute towards the amazing work that Fly2Help do, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/VFTWF

We have attached a few photos from the week for your enjoyment!

Surveying the Weather before commencing the appproach

Enroute to the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BAW37C (SimFest)

On Approach to Nagasaki

Parked up at Paro

The DeciBelles joined us for a sector