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Fly UK Supporting WF2009 - A300 Sim Scotland

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Fly UK Supporting WF2009 - A300 Sim Scotland

Fly UK are pleased to announce that we will be once again supporting the fund raising efforts of the World Flight Scotland, A300 sim team during this years World Flight which is due to take place from 1st - 8th November 2009.

World Flight Scotland and Fly UK will be raising money for ORBIS - http://orbis.org.uk/

Steve Masson has confirmed the A300 sim will be taking part once again this year:

I am delighted to announce that the Airbus A300F Simulator will be taking part in World Flight 2009. This years event runs from Sunday the 1st of November to Sunday the 8th November 2009. I hope to be able to announce some exciting news regarding World Flight Scotland in the coming weeks.

World Flight Scotland A300 Sim Website - http://www.airbusa300sim.co.uk/

The draft route and timetable has been compiled for the 2009 event. This will be finalised much closer to the event, but you can see the current plan by downloading this PDF file - http://www.flyuk.aero/en/forums/index.php?...post&id=537.

The Fly UK staff team have already started to think about what we can do to raise money for this years event. Last year we successfully re-released our ORBIS logo jets, we want to try and think of something different this year. Please let us know if you have any ideas!

Want to fly the A300 sim during World Flight 2009?

Fly UK members have been invited to become part of the team flying the A300 sim during World Flight 2009. If you are available between 1st - 8th Novemeber 2009 and fancy taking the controls of the A300 sim and flying some of the legs during this years world flight then please email Steve Masson with details of when you will be available. The A300 sim is located in Glasgow, Scotland. All we ask is that all pilots raise funds by means of sponsorship for our supported charity ORBIS. Ian Arbuckle and Scott Aitken visted the sim last year and flew some of the legs, this year it could be you!

What is World Flight?

For those of you that don't know, World Flight is a great VATSIM fundraising event that takes place every year. It involves 7 days solid flying taking in 45 destinations on 5 Continents.

World Flight is a Virtual Round the World Flight to raise money for various worthy Charities around the globe. Teams use their own Home-built Airliner Simulators, flying with real Airline procedures, Charts and Virtual Air Traffic Control supplied by the VATSIM Network. The teams also use weather programs which simulate the real world weather conditions for ultimate reality.

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 all over the globe. 'World Flight Australia' was started in 2001 and has become the leading team with other teams in the UK, USA, Canada and Scotland joining the flight over the years, all flying the same route as one large group. Each team select their own needy charity, raising funds through donations and corporate sponsorship.

That's all for now, we look forward to bringing you more World Flight 2009 news soon!


Chris Sutcliffe - CEO

Chris Miley - Vice CEO
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