A 24 hour “Flyathon” will take place at the Flight Sim Centre in their Boeing 737 simulator on the 24th and 25th October 2015.
Starting at 8am and finishing at 8pm on both days, it is a chance for the general public, pilots, experienced simmers, and anyone with a love of aviation or the Great North Air Ambulance to donate for the chance to “fly” for an hour or more in a Boeing 737-NG simulator.
The Flight Sim Centre is based just on the edge of Newcastle Airport, right on the flight path with plenty of aerial action all day and night!
Their “Captain” is Neil McCarthy, who has been flying for 25 years in a variety of aircraft including classic jets such as the Jet Provost and Hawker Hunter, displaying these aircraft across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Flight Sim Centre and Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) ask for a minimum donation from each “pilot” of £50 per hour, hopefully raising at least £1,200 for GNAA.
The Flight Sim Centre will also be donating 20% of their Christmas Gift Voucher sales throughout November and December 2015.
This sort of event has been held before at other simulator centres across the world and proved very popular, generating plenty of donations and awareness for their chosen charity.
Last year, a chip shop worker flew for 48 years in a simulator to raise money for charity.
If you are interested in joining our Flyathon please contact the Flight Sim Centre on 07824510979 or via email: email@example.com, with your contact details and preferred day and time for your “flight”.
With the great North East public’s support we are hoping this event will be a success and raise lots of money for GNAA, and maybe even lead to a regular fund-raising event at the Flight Sim Centre.