Worldflight is a “virtual” round the world flight to raise money for Charities of each participating team’s choice. The concept of a virtual, round the world flight for charity was started by a team in the United Kingdom and has spawned an annual event with participants all over the globe. The popularity of conducting a World Flight for charity is growing; over the years teams in Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, the USA and Austria have joined the simulators in Australia. Each team selects their own needy charity, raising funds through donations and corporate sponsorship.
It is our pleasure to officially announce our participation in Worldflight for 2016. The official name for the team is "Midwest 737 Simulations". Departing on November 5th 2016 at 2300hrs (UTC), the 737 Simulator of Rob Archer will host 15 Crew for 7 Days making flights 24 hours a day, raising money for the Memorial Children's Hospital
16 Pilots and crew will man the Boeing 737-300 simulator built by a team of enthusiasts and team leader Rob Archer of South Bend, Indiana. Each of the volunteer crew will have contributed a donation to the Memorial Children’s Hospital fund to take part, kicking off the contributions. 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.
These other Teams are participating in World Flight and raising moneys for their local charities. Make sure to visit their sites, too.
WorldFlight Australia Mangrove
WorldFlight Team Airbus
Worldflight Hobart 737
WorldFlight UK -Team FDE737
WorldFlight Team Airbus A330
CB-Worldfight Team USA
The purpose of this event is to raise money by flying around the world (virtually) for a local charity. We have selected the Memorial Children's Hospital in South Bend, Indiana for our charity.
Memorial Children's Hospital is serving thousands of children across North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. In 2004, Memorial Children's Hospital received designation as an official children’s hospital from the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. In 2011, Memorial Children's Hospital affiliated with Elkhart General Hospital and came under the umbrella of Beacon Health System to expand access to care throughout our region. These two accomplished medical legacies have delivered exceptional and compassionate care for more than 100 years.
Today, Memorial Children's Hospital serves as a regional destination for critically ill and injured children in the area.
Please send an email to: Worldflight@midwest737simulations.com if you wish to make contact with us, or in order to get information on how you can donate to our cause.