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.
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 4th of November, until 1000z on the 11th 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!
Our Charity - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
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Meet the Crew
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 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 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!
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!!!
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 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 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 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.
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 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 like cameras, tea and McDonald’s.
Jack of all trades master of none.
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 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!