Doug Leathem flew on the Original World Flight Team in London in 2001 and 2002. He served in the USAF for 24 years as an Aircrew Resource Manager and retired in the Florida Panhandle in 2008.
After a 15 year break, Doug got back into VATSIM –both flying and controlling, in 2018. When he saw that FlyWithRookie had a full-cockpit simulator, he suggested forming a World Flight team.
Doug led the SoCal Crew in 2022.