Simulated seven-day around-the-world flight to raise money for charity

Boeing 737-800 flight simulator

Boeing 737-800 flight simulator - Credit: Archant

The task covers more than 37,000 miles along actual airline routes, while teams of pilots face real-time air traffic control and weather conditions

The flight will be completed over 45 legs across 30 countries

The flight will be completed over 45 legs across 30 countries - Credit: Archant

Pilots from Jet Sim School, based at Sibson airfield, will spend seven days aboard their Boeing 737-800 simulator as part of a sponsored flight around the world, beginning on 5 November.

They hope to raise £3,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance, which provides lifesaving care by land and air in and around the east of England.

Crews will cover 37,153 miles on 45 legs across 30 countries, flying actual airline routes, complete with air traffic control provided by VATSIM.net, and facing real weather conditions.

This will be the 17th time Jet Sim, who offer professional pilot training and simulator experiences, have carried out the ‘World Flight’, which starts at 11pm this Saturday and ends at 9am, 12 November.

The whole event will be live streamed on Twitch or people can head to Sibson airfield, near Peterborough, to watch the action.

Donations can be made at Jet Sim’s justgiving page and by texting JSIM73 (followed by the amount) to 70070.

Jet Sim founder and crew member Jonathan Lockton said: ‘Some of the UK’s leading doctors and paramedics volunteer their own time to work with Magpas. The frontline care they deliver doesn’t just save lives, it helps seriously ill and injured people return to a good quality of life.

‘Magpas isn’t a state-funded service and relies on generous public donations to continue saving lives.’

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