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WorldFlight 2019 03NOV-09NOV19 AEDT

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Welcome to WorldFlight 2019! 

 

Worldflight Australia is a virtual round the world flight to raise money for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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. World Flight Australia was started in 2001 and over the years, World Flight Australia teams have raised over $220,000 for the RFDS, helping with the costs of avionics and providing funding for Fly Around Clinics in the essential Air Ambulances used to ferry nurses, doctors and patients around rural Australia.

 

VATPAC Provides ATC within the VATPAC Airspace during Worldflight. Worldflight departs and arrives in Sydney each year usually travelling through several airports within VATPAC Airspace.

 

This year, the teams will travel through Sydney, Darwin and Cairns on their venture around the world. 

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Departing Sydney at 0900 AEDT Sunday, there will be over 100 aircraft joining in on the journey across the Ditch to Christchurch, New Zealand. You're invited to come along as a pilot, or apply to be rostered as an Air Traffic Controller. With insane amount of traffic levels, everyone will need to work together to ensure a professional, friendly and as on time as possible service. 

 

All the details you need to know will be posted over the next week so keep an eye out on the official event site and the VATPAC NOTAMS system/forum. We'll publish pilot and ATC briefings to ensure everyone has a detailed understanding of the procedures that we'll be using during the event. 

 

VATPAC will be providing ATC for the departure legs from 2030z - 0230z to cover those flying earlier and later than the departure time of 2200z. 

ATC Applications are now open. You can apply at the official VATPAC event site

 

 

 

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