Posted 01, Oct 2018
Some good news for those that have the B712 in their hangers, the tours have all been recently reviewed and this aircraft should now appear on the list of bookable aircraft on more tours. Also, our Fly UK AI and VMR download has been updated to v4.05 and now includes the full fleet of our aircraft - this should be on the website soon.
The end of British Summer time on the 28th October means our weekly event times alter to zulu +1, so our for example our Saturday morning 0600z will become 0700z.
Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 308 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in September. We received 1,981 Mainstream PIREPs, 763 Tour PIREPs and 475 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 1,017
The following Members have been awarded some special awards by the Fly UK staff:
UKV1323 - Andre Almeida for his outstanding ATC services offered to Fly UK every Saturday morning,
UKV1429 - Stefano Biasiotti - outstanding community member
UKV3626 - Ian Grant - outstanding community member
UKV1230 - Jason Dilley - outstanding community member
UKV3373 - Stuart Hyett - outstanding community member
Congratulations and thanks to you all for your outstanding contributions, from all the Staff at Fly UK.
Quick reminder to all pilots the October is the last month for the summer schedules for mainstream before changing on Oct 31st. Fly2 switches mid November so there's a little longer left yet to get your favourite summer holiday destinations in.
We have now announced our last franchise expansion to the Fly UK group due to join us over the winter. Aurora, based in Western Canada and Alaska, gives us coverage in a members firm favourite world area, particularity for our prop fans.
For any that may have missed the new story, Fly UK have confirmed that the Boeing 747-8 F will be joining the fleet soon. We'll confirm what date it will enter service in due course.
New Ad Hoc tours have been added. These are non-standard tours either for specific air frames, or have specific restrictions applied or lifted. This month, we have a tour for PIPER CUB only, a BEECHCRAFT Special and a no-restriction Amphibian tour The next review of tours is planned for 01 December 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, which comes to a completion this month.
Wed 03 October 2018 at 1815z - Fulton (Kentucky) to McMinn County (Tennessee), repeated Sun 06 October 2018 at 1700z
Wed 10 October 2018 at 1815z - McMinn County (Tennessee)) to Mountain Empire (Virginia), repeated Sun 14 October 2018 at 1700z
Wed 17 October 2018 at 1815z - Mountain Empire (Virginia)) to Dogwood Airpark (Virginia) , repeated Sun 21 October 2018 at 1700z
Wed 24 October 2018 at 1815z -Dogwood Airpark (Virginia) ) to Kennedy Intl (New York) , repeated Sun 28 Octoberr 2018 at 1800z
Please visit our Flying club page for more information or to register your attendance.
Vatsim have announced improvements to their systems coming soon, that will improve communication quality. More news in our forums.
Events are currently held on the FSD, Saturday at 0600z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1830z and Thursday at 1300z.
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 and is the return journey from the Saturday event. Please see the Event Calendar
Week 1 Larnaca to Samos
Week 2 Budapest to Skiathos
Week 3 US East Coast legs 1 and 2
Week 4 US East Coast legs 3 and 4
Week 5 Edinburgh to Gatwick - with RTO
Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance.
Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery
The winner of the September Screenshot Competition was UKV1724 - Adriano Molboni . Well done!The theme for the October Screenshot Competition is "Highland Connect". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: