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Worldflight 2020 Takes Off Today

Worldflight 2020 Takes Off Today

Gloucester, 31th October 2020 – Velocity Flight Training, a Gloucestershire based Flight Simulation Experience and Training is once again embarking on a week long charity event, Worldflight.

Worldflight is a 7 day virtual round the world flight raising money for a variety of different charities. All flights are conducted on the VATSIM online multiplayer network and are flown in real time, using realistic procedures and Air Traffic Control.

Today at 2200 UK time, Team Velocity will join the other 10 teams in departing from Sydney on the 49 leg trip around the world via the USA, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and China and South East Asia before returning to Australia and ending in Sydney at approximately 0930 on the 7th November.

For the 2020 event, Team Velocity is again supporting local Gloucestershire charity, Fly2Help. The team has raised £8500 over the last 4 years and is looking to top that amount this year.

The entire event will be live streamed on the Velocity Twitch channel with full information available on the Velocity Worldflight website.

About Velocity Flight Training

Velocity Flight Training is a Flight Simulation experience and training organisation based in Haresfield, Gloucestershire. Using a full sized, non-motion Boeing 737-800  simulator, Velocity Flight Training delivers tailored experience sessions to members of the public. These range from short tasters of what flying is like up to full instruction on how to operate the aircraft in an in depth airline experience. Additionally, Velocity Flight Training provides experiences to local Air Training Corps Cadets to supplement their theoretical training.

About Fly2Help

Fly2help provide two programmes using the power of aviation.

Air Smiles Days are experience days for children and adults living with a profound disability, life-limiting conditions, severe illness, bereavement, and isolation. Built around a flight in a light aircraft, the days include activities that enable our beneficiaries to leave their worries on the ground. Creating a lasting memory of a happy day out together. Air Smiles days build confidence and offer respite from their usual situation allowing them to see everything from a different perspective.

Aim High is an education programme that helps young people learn about the world of aviation and gain confidence and a belief in themselves. Students learn more about the breadth of career opportunities in the Aviation industry and what skills and attributes they would need to find a place and how their career might develop.




Livestream: www.twitch.tv/velocity_worldflight

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