RenÃ© Billiani from Austria sends us the following: “……. Worldflight Australia is a “virtual” round-the-world flight to raise money for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service and other local sponsorships. The concept of a virtual, round the world flight for charity was started 9 years ago by a team in the United Kingdom, and has spawned an annual event with participants from all over the globe…….”.
“…. The popularity of conducting a World Flight for charity is growing; over the years teams in Austria, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, USA and New Zealand have joined the now two simulators in Australia which are based in Sydney and Hobart. Each team selects their own needy charity, raising funds through donations and corporate sponsorship.
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. Interested people will be able to follow the progress via interactive flight tracking, instrument displays and streaming video and audio during the event……..”.
More information can be found on the Worldflight main website.