Our Mission is to provide a high quality virtual aviation experience for all flight simulator enthusiasts, striking the right balance between realism and flexibility within a friendly and helpful community. We will help pilots of all skill levels and experience to achieve their full potential as virtual airline pilots.
Innovation has always been one of our aims and we're proud to have brought a number of firsts to the virtual aviation community.
|Radio Callsign:||Skyways||IATA Code:||FL|
|Established:||April 2004||ICAO Code:||UKV|
|Active Time:||13 Years||Networks:||IVAO & VATSIM|
A virtual airline (VA) is an online organisation of flight simulator enthusiasts flying together in one community under one name. The idea is to make the flight simulator experience more realistic and enjoyable.
There are a number of flight simulation programs available, the most popular of which is Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX).
The earlier version by Microsoft, FS2004 can still also be used.
Another option is X-Plane which has grown in popularity in recent years.
To get started you will need to purchase the flight simulation software of your choice.
You'll also need to invest in a suitable joystick or flight control. It's a bit difficult to land a 737 using your keyboard!
After that, you can spend as little or as much as you like. There are many add-ons available to enhance your experience. Add-ons include aircraft, scenery, sounds and more!
There is no charge to join Fly UK or download any of our aircraft or liveries.
It provides you with an opportunity to meet and fly with like-minded flight sim enthusiasts.
It gives you a new dimension and purpose to flying in flight simulator.
Being part of a virtual airline gives you the realistic feeling that you are operating that flight in a Fly UK aircraft for a reason.
You're operating a flight from an airlines timetable rather than just flying the flight because you feel like it, thereby increasing the realism of your virtual flying experience.
Ranks are based on total airline hours and determine which aircraft and flights you can fly. Everyone begins as a Class E First Officer meaning they can fly any flight which is operated by a Class E aircraft. As your total hours increase your rank level increases, thus increasing the choice of aircraft and flights available.
DHC-6, B1900D, JS41, DHC-8 & B737-700
Class E Captain
Class E First Officer
A320, B737-800, B757-200 (FLY2) & B757-200F
Class D Captain
Class D First Officer
A321-231 & MD11-F
Class C Captain
Class C First Officer
B767-300 & B747-400F
Class B Captain
Class B First Officer
B777-200LR & B747-400
Class A Captain
Class A First Officer
All Fly UK aircraft types
ATP First Officer
Our operations consist of three divisions - Mainstream, Tours and the Flying Club. We operate a varied fleet of aircraft, from turboprops right up to the latest most technologically advanced jet airliners.
Fly UK boasts a fleet of over 216 aircraft comprising of 18 different types.
These range from the rugged and dependable Twin Otter right through to the most technologically advanced Boeing heavies available on the market today. We offer quality freeware downloads with auto installers for all our aircraft, as well as repaints for popular payware add-ons.
We have over 10 years experience in providing a leading virtual airline experience. We're here to stay and every year our membership and activity numbers continue to grow.
Whether you're a new pilot or an experienced long haul veteran we welcome you! Fly UK is and always will be totally free of charge to all members. Supporting a range of addons for both FS2004 and FSX, Fly UK offers something for everyone.
We strive to offer the best balance between realism and flexibility within a friendly and helpful community. Offering an hours based rank structure along with a range of aircraft to fly on our expansive network of schedules we cater for both casual and serious simmers.
Fly UK is all about you. We pride ourselves on being a community orientated organisation. It's good to talk and with a 24/7 Teamspeak server, active forums, website message centre and regular weekly events our members can do just that.
Supporting a wide range of events on both IVAO and VATSIM is only the start. We encourage and support our members who want to take their flight simulation experience to the next level and fly online with real air traffic control. Full training is offered every step of the way!
Unlike a number of other Virtual Airlines whose systems are made from a generic template, Fly UK offers a totally custom built website, updated on a regular basis. We also offer our own bespoke flight tracking software (SkyTrack) which automatically records and submits your flight details.
Our in house training academy is there for you! Offering a vast selection of courses for all members, new and experienced. Our instructors offer 'one to one' sessions for all courses. Fly UK is also a VATSIM approved training organisation, offering pilots the chance to obtain P1 and P2 rating.
Membership is completely FREE and there is no entrance exam, pilots of all skill levels are welcome.
With our basic training programme which covers 8 key areas, we'll have you flying in no time.
We search for the best freeware models, sounds and panels so you don't have to.
We offer repaints for popular payware add-ons such as PMDG, iFly, Captain Sim & Quality Wings.
Dedicated multiplayer server for Fly UK members often used for in-house events and training.
When booking your flight, you can export to vRoute and pre-file your flight plan on VATSIM.
We're an approved training organisation offering members the chance to obtain P1 and P2 rating.
See other Fly UK aircraft on IVAO. You'll find the majority of our aircraft included in the MTL.
Download flight plans for use with PMDG, Level-D, IVAP, FSINN, Squawk Box, FS2004 and FSX.
Submit an entry and you'll be in with the chance of winning a UK2000 scenery package.
Personalised signature image which automatically updates each time you submit a PIREP.
Access to excellent offers from major flight simulation retailers and publishers.
The Pilot Handbook contains everything you need to know about being a member of Fly UK. We strongly recommend you spend some time reading it before joining us.