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Latest News & Updates for Members - September

Posted 01, Sep 2018



Dear Members,

We hope this newsletter is useful to you, keeping you up to date with what happening here at Fly UK.

With the Aerosoft A320/A321 being released on the 6th September, we will no longer be turning a blind eye to those flights being flown in A318/A319 on the A320/A321 routes, so please ensure you use the correct aircraft. We check all pireps daily for compliance with our no substitution rules.

Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 317 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in August. We received 2,144 Mainstream PIREPs, 862 Tour PIREPs and 551 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 1,024


Staff News

Joiners

Ian Whiteside UKV1407 joins the staff as a Training Manager with our Training Academy, he has lots of experience on Majestic Dash8, TFDi B712 as well as the Pmdg B738

John Wheat UKV1372 rejoins the staff in his old role of Technical Author and will ensure we keep all our documents up to date and in the Fly UK format

Katrina Hancock UKV1447 has joined the staff as Franchise Operation Manger, she will be working with the existing team to develop a new addition to our operations.
 

Fleet

Topa Sky has confirmed leases on a number of aircraft as announced in the recent expansion press release. Our four leased A330-300's have now left the fleet.
 

Operations

No changes for this month after the recent long haul and Fly2 fleet updates. The Operations Team is now planning for winter 2018/19.
 

Documentation

The Pilot Handbook will be updated during September to version 2.30. Changes will include recent fleet additions, FSD Server events, Discord, and clarification of both our Flying club weight restrictions and our membership minimum age policy. We will notify pilots upon release.
 

Flying Club

No tour changes this month. The next review is planned for 01 October 2018.

This month, in our Wednesday / Sunday Flying Club flights held on the FSD Server, we continue our tour of the USA with our West to East adventure running from August to October.

Wed 05 September 2018 at 1815z - Patterson Ranch (New Mexico) to Panhandle (Carson County), repeated Sun 09 September 2018 at 1700z

Wed 12 September 2018 at 1815z - Panhandle (Carson County) to Will Rogers World (Oklahoma), repeated Sun 16 September 2018 at 1700z

Wed 19 September 2018 at 1815z - Will Rogers World (Oklahoma) to Ridgeway Field (Arkansas), repeated Sun 23 September 2018 at 1700z

Wed 26 September 2018 at 1815z - Ridgeway Field (Arkansas) to Fulton (Kentucky), repeated Sun 30 September 2018 at 1700z

Please visit our Flying club page for more information or to register your attendance.


Online Events

Events are currently held on the FSD, Saturday at 0600z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1830z and Thursday at 1300z. This month we have been invited to join in on VATSIM on Saturday 8th September in Special Copenhagen Live event so our usual Saturday morning event will be on VATSIM instead of our FSD server.

Remember online events have no rank restrictions so it's a chance to fly different airframes.

Our IVAO event is on a weekly basis on Sundays at 1230z.  For August we are doing the return trip from the Saturday morning event.  Please see the Event Calendar

FSD/VATSIM

Week 1 Germany Cologne to France Calvi
Week 2 Multistart to Copenhagen ( for this Saturday only we are online on VATSIM to join in the special event)
Week 3 Hanoi to Kai Tak
Week 4 TBA
Week 5 TBA

Please visit our
Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance.


Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery

The winner of the August Screenshot Competition was UK1685 - Matt Lewis . Well done!

The theme for the September Screenshot Competition is "New Fleet". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below:

September Competition -

New Fleet

Happy flying!




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