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Invitation to all from the Worldflight Team


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Back in the year 2000, Matt Sheil arrived in Marana, Arizona looking for a shell to house his new project: Build a 747 simulator.
He selected a recently decommissioned TWA 747-100, N93107 (Serial number 17107).
http://prntscr.com/wsfziz
Matt spent the next 3 days removing the flight deck from the airframe, gathering parts, then packing and shipping everything back to Sydney, Australia.
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Once in Australia, Matt installed it onto a purpose built frame and QFA25 was born.
http://prntscr.com/wsgimz
Over the course of the next decade, many original parts were meticulously cleaned and installed, others were faithfully reproduced from scratch.
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Once completed, the entire simulator was enclosed and loaded onto a hydraulic motion platform.
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Throughout the entire period, on the 1st Sunday of November every year, QFA25 has, together with thousands of friends from around the globe, and with amazing support from VATSIM and its community, made it's way around the globe raising important funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia.
After 2 decades of service it is now time for Boeing airframe serial number 17107 to (virtually) retire back to the desert from where she came, in favour of a newer model, constructed entirely from original parts.
http://prntscr.com/wsiwh5
For her final hurrah, Worldflight would like to invite all our friends from the last 20 years to accompany us as we transport QFA25 from her home in Sydney back to Pinal Airpark in Arizona.
Departing January 29th, 2021 at 0100z via Wellington, Samoa, and Hawaii.
Schedule: http://prntscr.com/wsim8d
Once the old simulator has been decommissioned and removed from the motion platform, the hydraulic systems will undergo heavy maintenance before the new sim is placed into position.
Keep your eyes open for another mini event around April/May when the new sim has been commissioned.
We look forward to seeing you all on January 29th.
The Worldflight Team.

Edited by Deon Mathews
Changed date in body from 25th to 29th.
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Hi Tracy,

sounds awesome! Looking forward to some photos of the new cockpit 🙂

Will the ferry flight take place on January 25 as per your text or on January 29, as per your Schedule screenshot?

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28 minutes ago, Tracy Shiffman said:

Unable due to the forum not allowing edits

Yes, you can 🙂 On the top right corner of each of your own posts you will find an icon featuring "three dots". Click on it to open a dropdown menu, one option is "Edit".

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8 hours ago, Tracy Shiffman said:

Sadly, the only option I have with those 3 dots is "share". Been like that since the forum upgrade, lol.

No biggie, the correct date is clearly on the schedule 🙂

Edited the date on your behalf.

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