The Royal Air Forces Association Just Takes Flight
RAFA whose patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II, was founded in 1943 with the aim to provide support, welfare and assistance to all those who are or have served in the Royal Air Force. The Association has approximately 100,000 members across the world from all walks of life and of all ages. It has one of the biggest and busiest stands at Air Shows across the country from May through to October - where its prime aim is to raise money for its Battle of Britain Wings Appeal.
Just Flight has two high-spec flightsim systems that will be a main feature of the RAFA set-up - giving visitors at the air shows a chance to take flight in their critcally-acclaimed official Battle of Britain Memorial Flight title and other WWII-themed titles from its hangar.
Shows being attended include Southend, Cosford, Waddington, RIAT in Fairford, Eastborne, Yorkshire and Shoreham - with the visitor count at some of the events traditionally topping half a million.
Just Flight's MD, Mungo Amyatt-Leir commented: "We're extremely honoured to be working with The Royal Air Forces Association and delighted to have an opportunity for our range of flightsim titles to be on show alongside the real kit at air shows around the country. The millions of visitors to these events over the summer demonstrates that aviation is ever-popular and we're looking forward to a lot more people getting a taste for flying on their PC."
Mike Sedman, Director of RAFA added, "Just Flight are clearly leaders in their field and we appreciate their involvement. The systems they are providing are impressive bits of kit and their software compliments our annual Wings Appeal perfectly. Flight simulation brings aviation alive to young and old and this can only help our fund-raising efforts and building awareness of RAFA".
About Just FlightJust Flight is the world's leading flight simulation specialist, publishing a wide range of digital aviation products. Their range spans over 50 titles, including standalone flight simulation games, add-ons for the multi-million selling Microsoft Flight Simulator and Combat Flight series and even books, videos and DVDs.
The British, Cambridge-based company has been established for over 5 years. It prides itself on quality, value and customer service, which it backs up with a unique money-back guarantee on all its products. It has been recognised with nominations for 'Best of British' by the software industry and accolades from the Daily Express and Royal Mail for its innovative marketing techniques.
It currently communicates regularly to over 150,000 known flight simulation enthusiasts in the UK and beyond. Its products are found in major chain stores throughout Europe and the rest of the world, with the company boasting users in over 150 countries.
Full details of the company's products can be found at www.justflight.com
About The Royal Air Forces AssociationThe Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) is a welfare and membership charity, responding to over 55,000 calls for help each year from members of the air force family. In 1943 the charity began providing friendship and care to all serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and their dependants. As a membership organisation the Association offers friendship, support and services through a network of 600 branches worldwide.
With a growing demand in recent years for RAFA's welfare support from an aging World War II generation, the charity has extended its welfare programme and care services. Together with their sister charity, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, RAFA operates three short stay homes providing convalescent and respite care for residents; Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare, Richard Peck House in Lytham St Annes and Rothbury House near Newscastle upon Tyne.
Last year alone over 7,000 residents enjoyed a stay at one of RAFA's care homes. The Association's care facilities also includes a Nursing Home, Sussexdown, near Worthing in the South East. In addition there are Malcolm Apartments, which are special flats where RAF families can stay if they are in need of a break. The Apartments are located at Rothbury House, at Flowerdown House and at Richard Peck House. RAFA's welfare work is funded solely through public donation, direct contributions made as result of RAFA's annual Battle of Britain Wings Appeal, legacies and direct fundraising. Additional income is secured commercially and through Trusts.
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