‘Around the world in seven days’ will take on a new meaning for the crews who take part in a nonstop round-the-world flight in a jet simulator to raise funds for the Mid Anglia General Practitioner Accident Service (Magpas) air ambulance.
Sibson-based Jet Sim School will be using its Boeing 737-800 flight simulator to take part in the annual ‘World Flight’ event, now in its 17th year. Teams of simulator pilots across the globe complete 45 sectors across 30 countries, covering a staggering 37,153 miles. They fly actual airline routes and work with ‘real time’ air traffic control provided by VATSIM.net. They will also face real world weather conditions over the seven day and seven night event.
The ‘route’ that the World Flight will take between 5 and 12 November.
The world flight will be live streamed on Twitch so anyone can watch and interact with the pilots. Alternatively guests are welcome to watch the team in action at Sibson. The event takes place from 23:00 on 5 November until 09:00 on 12 November.
Team member and founder of Jet Sim School, Jonathan Lockton, said, “Money raised during the flight will go towards helping a very worthy local cause. Our target is to raise £3,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance which provides crucial lifesaving care by land and air to patients in life-threatening emergencies in the East of England and beyond.”
Anyone wishing to help JetSim raise money for Magpas Air Ambulance can visit the JetSim’s just giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JetSimWorldflight2016, or alternatively text JSIM73 (followed by the amount you wish to donate) to 70070 (e.g. JSIM73 £10).
Jet Sim School