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Announcing Group Flight Northern Ireland 24-Hour Charity Event


November seems to be a time of year where many flight sim community members are taking to the skies in aid of charity. Whilst WorldFlight is on-going, the team at Group Flight Northern Ireland will be doing their own 24-our event which will be live streamed and flown online via VATSIM. This year, the team will be raising money for Cash4Kids Northern Ireland. So far, the team have raised over £1800. Obviously, they’re looking to push that total even higher during the event.

Group Flight Northern Ireland will be using Alphatech’s fixed-base A320. They will be taking the A320 on a variety of legs including Belfast, Hamburg, Innsbruck, Alicante and more. The 24-hour tour will see a total of 14 legs. All of this will be starting Sunday 4th November 2018 at 08:00 Zulu.

The guys are suggesting that viewers should tune into the Twitch stream to watch the event unfold. They’re also saying that the community can get involved. By donating a small amount, the team can then unleash a huge range of failures to test the pilots as they travel between the airports. It should make for some interesting viewing! Furthermore, the team have a wealth of prizes available for the community to give away to those who participate. Prizes have been supplied from the likes of Orbx, Aerosoft, TFDi Design, Sim720, OldProp and much, much more!

On a semi-related note, myself and Mungo went to Alphatech’s A320 sim earlier last month. We’ll be back very soon with a full report on the simulator and the experiences they offer. We can’t wait to share it.

As for the charity event, keep up to date with flight plans, routes and prizes on their pages.
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WorldFlight 2018: Simfest

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WorldFlight is dawning upon us as the almost week-long adventure around the world kicks off tonight at 2200z. One of the most well-known crews: Simfest, will be streaming the week-long event from their excellent 747 sim. This year, Simfest will be raising money for Contact the Elderly UK; a charity which aims to bring people over the age of 75
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WorldFlight Charity Event with Team JetSim

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Team JetSim have been around since 2016 doing charity events that cover the Globe. They’re back again this year and are planning on doing something bigger and better than ever before. During Flight Sim 2018 at Cosford this year, I was lucky enough to meet members of the team and talk about their participation in this year’s WorldFlight. Starting on
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FSWeekend in Lelystad, The Netherlands – Event Details

Shortly after Cosford another flightsim event is coming up: FSWeekend in Lelystad, The Netherlands. FSWeekend is located at the Dutch aviation museum Aviodrome, next to Lelystad airport. The event will take place on the 3rd and 4th of November. A lot of flightsim groups will attend the event at Lelystad. Along with IVAO and VATSIM divisions, companies like Laminar Research
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Orbx To Launch Official Twitch Channel

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Orbx has announced the launch of their official Twitch streaming channel.

The all new and official Twitch channel will go live for the first time in late October, with the streams set to show off scenery and airport previews while also giving a stage to company news and competitions. In the announcement on the Orbx forum, CEO John Venema is quoted as saying that this channel is something he has always wanted to do.

Live streams on the channel will be hosted by the company’s Community and Marketing Manager, Aimee Sanjari, alongside well known and established Twitch streamer, Brendan Quinn – better known by his channel name of Dirkadurka. The company felt that Brendan was a suitable choice to get involved with the channel being that he has many years of streaming and simming experience, while also being a regular user of both major simulators, Prepar3D and X-Plane.

With the first stream set to kick off at the end of October, registered Twitch users can head over to the brand new channel to follow it and be notified when the inaugural stream goes live.

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QualityWings Simulation Hiring 3D Modellers

QualityWings Simulation, the team behind the recently released Ultimate 787 series, are looking to hire a brand new 3D modeller to assist with future projects. The team are looking for someone who has knowledge and experience in development processes for creating 3D vehicles and cockpits within flight simulators. The individual needs to be highly motivated who is able to work
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POSCON Offering VATSIM $50,000 For Continued Development [Updated]

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Yesterday, Positive Control Network (POSCON), posted a cryptic Facebook message stating that the company would be injecting $50,000 into “continued development” of a well-known online flight simulation network. Whilst there was a lot of speculation in regards to which network that was, Matt Davies – newly appointed Lead Technical Manager - confirmed via Facebook that it is indeed VATSIM. Matt
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