Team Velocity UK

Raising money through Flight Simulation

Team Velocity UK is a group of friends who raise money for charity by streaming events on Twitch, from a full sized, fixed base Boeing 737-800 Simulator.

WorldFlight 2021

We will once again be heading to around the world to take part in the annual WorldFlight event on the VATSIM network, from the 2100z on the 6th of November, until 1000z on the 13th of November. 

This year we are partnering with the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity to help support their life-saving role in the community.

We will be flying on the VATSIM Network using the callsign Neptune 11 Whiskey (NPT11W), check out the tracking map to see where we are! 

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About

Our Charity - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

GWAAC provide emergency care to people who are in a state so critical that they require the specialist skills of our team at the scene of the accident or medical incident. Though we are part of the regional 999 response service and work closely with NHS hospitals, we are a charity entirely funded by local people just like you.
 
We don’t simply fly people to the nearest hospital. Our priority is to get to the patient fast. We treat people at the scene, on the road and in the air, providing complex interventions to stablise and treat the patient and give them the best chance of a positive outcome. The service we provide is reliant on our brilliant team of pilots, specialist paramedics and doctors who specialise in pre-hospital care.
 
GWAAC saves lives across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire.
 
 
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Crew

Team Velocity UK consists of 14 members, who over the course of the week fly a Fixed Base 737-800 Simulator around the world on the VATSIM Network for Charity.

About Us

Over the last 5 years Team Velocity as raised over £15,000 for our Partner charities. The Team come from all walks of life, including Commercial and Private Pilots.

The Simulator

For our Fundraising Events, we are given free of charge usage of Velocity Flight Training's Boeing 737-800 Fixed Base Simulator, we connect it to the VATSIM Network.

Get involved where it matters

Connect with us and make a real difference to the life of those in need.

Donate

Your generosity makes GWAACs Life saving efforts possible, please consider any donation, big or small - It really does have an impact.

Watch us LIVE on Twitch

You can join in with the fun, chat to crew and critique the landings as we stream our events for you Live!

Follow us on Facebook

Keep up to date with all things Team Velocity UK, take part in competitions, and see what is coming next on our Facebook Page.

Join our Discord

Chat to the Crew, keep track of where NPT11W is, See the latest Landing rates and much more on our Discord Server

Meet the Crew

Duncan MacKellar

Dunc is the owner of the Sim we use for WorldFlight, and  also is a Systems Engineer within the Aerospace Sector. Over the summer he has built a suite of tools which will hopefully simplify the WorldFlight Experience for the crew. He can usually be found either fixing the sim or the software! In his spare time he is also a member of the photo team at the Royal International Air Tattoo

Dave Cox

Dave has been working in the aviation industry for an airline for about 16 years. Private Pilot since 2005. He is 33 and lives on the island of Guernsey. Having grown up with aviation he is proud to be part of Team Velocity!

Andrew “Hobby” Hobbs

Hobby has been working in the aviation industry since 2011. He has had a Private Pilots Licence since 2015. He currently lives on Guernsey, with a passion for aviation and feels very lucky to be part of a fantastic team.

Jen Paszkowski

Jen was born with Jet A1 in her blood stream! Her father introduced her to aircraft at a young age and initially it was all military! But a trip to her local airport turned her to civil aircraft and she loves flying the 737 simulator especially with the team at Velocity!

Kieran Riley

Kieran is 22, and from Staffordshire with a love for flight simulation, he is also a First Responder with a private medical company. He has a rather unfortunate tendency to crash the simulator whenever he is flying it…

Ben Smith

Ben has been a keen VATSIMmer for about 15 years and has been lucky enough to have followed that into a career pressing buttons and occasionally flying aeroplanes. Unfortunately, COVID has given him a premature “sabbatical” from the industry so he is thoroughly looking forward to joining the team for the first time this year, we just hope he will be able to survive without a tray table!!!

Zimbru “Wilson”

Zim is our Mascot for WorldFlight, often found snoozing behind which ever seat Dunc is in, or offering his ball to anyone who looks like they aren’t working hard enough. 

Mickey Champion

 

Mickey has been working in the aviation industry for 13 years. He currently works for his Local Airline – Aurigny Air Services. He lives in Guernsey and is thankful to be part of this fantastic team.

Alec Walker

Alec is an Aviation professional, who has worked in flight ops and air traffic control, now he is a travel agent and photographer. In his spare time he is also a member of the photo team at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Martin Pirie

Martin was born in Aberdeen, and has spent his life so far working in bars, clubs and eventually, Airlines (although that is on hold for a bit!). Managed around 2000 hours so far. Hopefully some more to come.

Kobi Le Cornu

Kobi is 19, and from the Channel Islands of Jersey (the better island). he currently works in Corporate Aviation with a PPL and a passion for aviation! He is aspiring to fly for a career and is honoured to be a part of a great team of great people!

Jon Paris

Jon started flying in 2007. Finally went down the commercial route in 2012. Almost 6 years experience flying the 737 but sadly now redundant. Anybody got a job?

Katie Anderson

Katie is an Airbus A320 First Officer and has been flying for around 4 years commercially. She’s always had an interest in aviation and decided she would be an airline pilot aged 8. With that said, she hasn’t had to manually trim an aircraft since 2016 – so don’t expect miracles!

 

Jason Lee

Jason like cameras, tea and McDonald’s.

 

Paul O’Sullivan

Jack of all trades master of none.

Chris Novoth

Chris completed his ATPL(A) in January and has been keeping himself occupied in the Sim, as well as teaching! He loves nothing more than a raw data NDB Approach in IMC….

Liam Pickering 

Liam is a software engineer and professional computer wrecker from South Africa. He has been super intrigued by aircraft since he was little, and now works in the aviation industry (so don’t get on any commercial aircraft). He is thrilled to be apart of Team Velocity and support such a vital charity!