Wednesday, 1 August 2012

About the Challenge

Aerobility is a UK registered charity founded in 1993 offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.

We are challenging over 100 people to help it enter the record books flying a flight simulator virtually around the world. The virtual pilots  include celebrities, professional pilots, our supports and volunteers

Fundraising and the Global Flight Simulator Challenge 2012
We hope to raise £100,000

ALL the of the money raised will fund Aerobility's flying activities with disabled people including the running costs of our own flying simulator over the next 5 years.

Start date: 5th October 2012 and finish around 10 days later.
Simulator location: Blackbushe Airport, Camberley, GU17 9LQ 

22,000 nautical miles
100 pilots
10 days
200 hours of flying
West to East - London, Europe, Middle East, Far East and Asia, North America, Greenland, North Atlantic and back to London - taking in famous cities and landmarks along the way. 
Find out if the simulator goes through your country.

Our target
£100,000 to operate and run the simulator for the next 5 years

New Guinness World Record for the longest duration simulator flight

Challenge Pilots so far include:

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo Astronaut
Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton, RAF
Willie Walsh CEO International Airlines Group        
Gerald Howarth, MP
Yves Rossy, Breitling Jet Man                                    
David Hempleman-Adams, Adventure and Explorer
Richard Deakin, Chief Executive, NATS                   
Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, CAA
Bertrand Piccard, Scientist and Adventurer, Breitling Orbiter record holder
Brian Jones, record-breaking Breitling Orbiter round the world pilot

How to become a pilot
Whoever you are – For just £500 you can take part in this unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in an incredible aviation adventure and record attempt.

Become a Challenge pilot
For further details and to book your leg on this exciting world record attempt please contact Aerobility GFSC 2012 Manager:

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