Posted 01, Aug 2018
Summer 2018 in the UK will be one noted for being hot, and I hope you are enjoying the summer schedules here at Fly UK. We have added some more new fleet, details below.
Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 303 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in July. We received 1,888 Mainstream PIREPs, 836 Tour PIREPs and 474 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 1,032
UKV1548 - Alistair Munro was appointed as a training instructor, but he has not been active and has not replied to emails from the exec team, so we assume he no longer wants the position
UKV1145 - Steve Trueman has had to stand down, after recently rejoining the staff, as one of our fleet painters as he just hasn't got the time to give to Fly UK
UKV1777 - Peter Kaminski has agreed to move over to the Training Academy to work with Ron as we are short of active Instructors, He will be doing the basic courses at first as he has no access to a PC which is capable of running a flightsim, since he moved back to Poland
We have now welcomed our additional B787-8's as well as our first A350's to the long haul fleet for mainstream and our first B787-9's for Fly2. All these aircraft commence operation 01/08/18
With the new fleet comes a lot of changes and new routes, these include,
Next edition of the skyways magazine is slowly taking shape. Should there be any of the members who would like to contribute to the 20th edition, would they please contact UKV1678 - Morten Hansen with their submission. Deadline for any submission will be Aug 31st.
New tours this month will be Norway Revisited, South America Grand tour and Helicopter advanced. Being retired and moved to retired tab with remaining legs to be completed by 01 Dec 18 will be Norwegian Wonders, American State Capitals and Japanese Islands & Taiwan
Coming up from 1 August to 28 October will be a series of Flying club events takings us from the west coast of the USA SF Intentional to the east coast at Kennedy International, a total of thirteen legs. See the post in Flying Club News and Events. A prize will be awarded at the end.
The weight limits have been increased 6000lbs on normal flights Weds/ Sun and on events to 5500lbs. Please read the Flying with the Flying Club - FAQ on our home page for full details.
On the Wednesday / Sunday Flying Club Flights held on the FSD this month, we start the continuous legs of our USA West to East adventure running from from August to October.
Wed 01 August 2018 at 1815z SF Intl (California) to Castle AFB (California) repeated Sun 05 August 2018 at 1700z
Wed 08 August 2018 at 1815z Castle AFB (California) to Trona (California) repeated Sun 12 August 2018 at 1700z
Wed 15 August 2018 at 1815z Trona (California) to Kingman ( Arizona) repeated Sun 19 August 2018 at 1700z
Wed 22 August 2018 at 1815z Kingman ( Arizona) to Navajo (Arizona) repeated Sun 26 August 2018 at 1700z
Wed 29 August 2018 at 1815Z Naverjo (Arizona) to Patteron Ranch (New Mexico) repeated Sun 02 Sept 2018 at 1700Z
Please visit our Flying club page for more information or to register your attendance.
Events are currently held on the FSD, Saturday at 0600z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1830z and Thursday at 1300z. This month we are concentrating on places using UK2000 scenery and Drzewiecki Design scenery, both of which have free demo versions for those on a tight budget.
Remember online events have no rank restrictions so it's a chance to fly different airframes.
Our IVAO event on a weekly basis on Sundays 1230z. For August we are doing the return trip from the Saturday morning event. Please see the Event Calendar
Week 1 Belfast to Guernsey
Week 2 Estonia to Russia
Week 3 Russia to Moldova
Week 4 Moldova to Denmark