A group of "aviation geeks" will embark on a round-the-world journey to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor service, but they won't be leaving the grounds of Shellharbour Airport.
From November 5 to 7, a privately owned life-size Boeing 737 cockpit flight simulator will be parked at the HARS Aviation Museum for the WorldFlight fundraising challenge, and the public can take a look.
Spokesperson for the group Ron Bull said instructors (or "geeks") from the Illawarra Flight Simulator Group will be paired up to each fly a two or three hour leg of the virtual around-the-world experience.
"The whole thing is based around the range of a 737, so ... we can't fly too far across water otherwise or we run out of fuel," Mr Bull said. "It's a lot of fun."
In real time - and adhering to current aviation regulations - the Illawarra participants will make stops at destinations like Adelaide, Indonesia, Japan, Alaska, the US, Europe, Papua New Guinea before virtually landing at their final city of Sydney.
A donation box for the RFD will be provided beside the simulator, with usual entry fees to the museum applying.
We depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.