Worldflight 2016 starts on the 5th Nov
Raising money for:
The concept of a virtual, round the world flight for charity was started by a team in the United Kingdom and has spawned an annual event with participants all over the globe.
With each passing year we have more Fixed Based Simulators joining in the round the world flight, each of them raising money for their own elected charity. Since WorldFlight started in 2000 we have had cockpit simulators from Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Austria, Canada and the USA accompany the Australian teams on the fundraising flights.
A large crew of 22 pilots will man our 737 during the event . Each of our volunteer crew will have contributed a donation to our charity "Macmillan" kicking off the contributions. Interested people will be able to follow the progress via interactive flight tracking, video and audio on our website during the event.
Worldflight is conducted in an online environment on the VATSIM network and is joined by several other full cockpit sims based in the UK,Australia and the US. Their details can be found in the link below. Virtual Air Traffic Services (ATC) is provided for the flights by VATSIM members around the world and also from the dedicated WorldFlight ATC centre located at Chipping Norton in Sydney Australia. The flight will take seven days to complete and is operated in real time as a regular airline would. One hour turnarounds are scheduled after each sector to allow for crew briefing and cockpit preparation for the next sector. During the seven days the flight will visit 45 airports and cover some 40,000nm.
Worldflight 2016 Starts on the 5th Nov 2016
at 23:00 hrs
Watch our live webstream:
Facebook Updates: Worldflight 2016 - Team Flex
Here are the teams from around the world that are taking part:
WorldFlight Clipper 747
WorldFlight Australia Mangrove
WorldFlight Team Airbus
Worldflight Hobart 737
Cleared for Takeoff
WorldFlight UK -Team FDE737
CB-Worldfight Team USA