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Group Flight UK Announces Flight Sim Raffle And Fund Raising Flight

Last updated Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:36:26 GMT
Originally posted on Wed, 07 Jul 2004 00:19:02 GMT

Group Flight UK has just announced their second annual charity fund raising raffle for flightsimmers. In addition they will be staging an a flying event using their A320 flight deck. For full details, click on Read More.

The Best Ever Raffle in Flight Sim History and the chance for Virtual Pilots to win prizes doing the thing they love most, flying!

Monday 6th July 2004 - Today Group Flight UK is announcing the 2nd year of our big raffle, which is considered to be one of the biggest and best the Flight Simulator Community has ever seen! Not only this but we are giving away prizes to pilots who are willing to do what they love most, fly planes!

Our event sees the pilots from all corners of the United Kingdom fly our replica Airbus A320 Flight Deck around the world to raise money for children's charities each summer. It isn't just some wood and glue painted to look like an Airbus A320 cockpit! Oh no, all our panels are amazing replica panels from Flight Deck Solutions ( and we're utilising the accurate Airbus software produced by Project Magenta (

To top this, the worlds leading lifejackets supplier, RFD Beaufort, has even donated real lifejackets and In-flight Catering Services have provided us with top class airline food. All these small things add to the realism (and stress in some cases) for our pilots and the even have a mountain of paperwork to fill in for each flight!

The event has attracted a lot of interest from people around the world and we are ecstatic to be able to say that the celebrity Jeremy Spake, from the BBC's hit TV show Airport, will be piloting our aircraft for some of the flights!

In co-operation with our principle sponsor, easyJet, we announce our 2004 raffle in aid of the global charity organisation, Save the Children.

This year we have bettered our last years raffle and for the same price of 1/1.50/$1.80 you can win the following, with all of your money going straight to Save the Children!


1st Prize: Two return easyJet tickets on their route network
2nd Prize: Two return Jet2 tickets
3rd Prize: 100 Thomas Cook Holiday Vouchers
4th Prize: A Flying Lesson anywhere in the UK
5th Prize: A Collection of DVDs from ITVV
6th Prize: A Collection of Flight Simulation Software from Just Flight


Tickets for the raffle are available until the end of our Around the World Adventure on the 2nd of August and the prizes will be drawn on Monday the 9th of August at Belfast International by one of the main personalities from the Hit UK TV Show Airline!

If anyone who enjoys flying aircraft in Flight Simulator and utilising VATSIM Air Traffic Control then we have the perfect competition for you to enter into!

We are offering top dollar prizes for anyone who will fly around the world with us as much as they can as a "Remote Pilot"! We provide all your flight planning needs and we have contacting all necessary VATSIM regions to ensure that there is full ATC coverage along our routing around the globe!

The prizes for the pilots who fly the most flights with us will win some great prizes:


1st Prize: A Selection of DVDs or Videos of your favourite Airline or Aircraft from Just Planes
2nd Prize: ANY Aircraft Software and ANY Scenery Software from ANY Publisher
3rd Prize: ANY Aircraft Software from ANY Publisher
4th Prize: ANY Scenery Software from ANY Publisher


Don't worry we expect you to sleep sometime and we don't expect any pilot to fly all flights with us, as since the event last a nearly a week they must be cheating!

The flights will be hassle free as you will be emailed or faxed your flight plan or even can be given it oven Instant Messaging. If you are thinking of cheating and flying whilst you sleep, we have overcome this by randomly checking up on all remote pilots and asking ATC to inform us of anyone not responding!

The Closing date for Remote Pilots is the 26th of July and any Remote Pilot who wants to help raise money for our nominated charity, Save the Children, will get freebies as well!

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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