The General Aviation Flying Club for Fly UK members. Take a break from airline flying and hop into a light plane or helicopter and either go solo or for more fun, join other members flying VFR online on multiplayer. You'll have a personal log-book if you wish to log your flights as you go. We hold informal VFR events, wherever FS will take us. Serious fixed-wing training is also available from one of our qualified PPL instructors.

Next Flying Club Event

European Capitals Skopje  to Tirana

European Capitals Skopje to Tirana

Wed, 22 May 2024 at 1800z | FSD Server

Wednesday Evening Group Flight

Remember, we also have a weekly informal gathering/flight, every Wednesday evening on the Fly UK Teamspeak - head down to the Flying Club room. New members always welcome and we're happy to help solve problems or answer questions.

Message from the Flying Club Team

If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact the Flying Club Team.

  • Leslie Thelwell - UKV1347 - Flying Club Manager

We look forward to flying with you soon!

Teamspeak 3

This is the software we use to communicate via voice. We encourage all members to come onto Teampseak when flying around on the Fly UK FSD server, there is a Flying Club channel on the Teamspeak server especially for this. You'll be able to meet and talk to other members who maybe flying around at the same time.

Online Flying

Fly UK FSD - We encourage all members to come and fly for the flying club online, this way you'll see others and have some traffic. Flying offline VFR with no traffic can be a bit boring. To connect to the FSD server you will need FSCoPilot and FSINN installed. Click the 'Training & Help' button above for a PDF guide on how to setup the software, alternatively you can book a course with the Training Academy.

IVAO & VATSIM - You can also fly online on IVAO/VATSIM. When doing so, you will need to use your aircraft registration as your callsign, not your UKV pilot ID for a VFR flight.

Latest News

Fly UK Ops Challenge 2024

06 May 2024 - Day in the life - Short Haul operations

"Super" news

28 Apr 2024 - Closing out our Anniversary month

Easter Delivery

27 Mar 2024 - In with the new.....

Fly UK celebrates 20 years

12 Mar 2024 - Take part in our celebrations

Flying with the Flying Club - FAQ

Just file a Flying Club PIREP. – if you fly one each month your name will stay in the Active Members list. However, if you enjoy general aviation flying why not consider flying with us on our regular Wednesday evening flights which are detailed in the Flying Club forum under Flight Information – or join us on one of our monthly events.
Any fixed wing civilian single piston engine or light twin piston powered prop of under 2,722kg (6,000lbs) empty weight, excluding any Class E aircraft such as Cessna Grand Caravan, de Havilland DHC-6 & Kodiak 100.

Other Types may be allowed on specific tours and will be listed on the tour page. 
Helicopters that fall under the "Light" category are permitted
Skytrack will record your flight and file your PIREP.

To start a Flying Club flight, you must be in sim at your intended departure airport in the correct aircraft. Choose 'Start Flying Club Flight' from the dropdown arrow (next to the "No-internet flight" button). At the end of the flight with the aircraft shutdown and parking brake on, click "Stop Recording". Click the "Submit" button to log your flight.

If the flight was part of a Flying Club Tour, please select the tour this via the dropdown menu, prior to pressing "Submit".

PIREPs can also be saved to your PC for upload later if you do not have an internet connection

For standard Flying Club PIREPs - If you can't get online, go to the Flying Club page and use the 'log a flight' tab to upload your saved .xml file.

For Flying Club Tour PIREPs - Please use the Upload PIREP button, next to the associated leg on the relevant tour
The same rules as for mainstream flights apply i.e. single continuous flights starting and finishing at the gates/parking with the engines turned off. En-route touch and go's should not be recorded as separate flights. Skytrack will record as a continuous flight until you park and switch off.
All FC PIREPs, over 1 hour duration, will keep your active status

FAQ - Flying

No, but you'll enjoy it a lot more if you do.
Yes. Anything that is available in your cockpit. But please don't just 'follow the purple line'.
Yes. But use it sparingly and only when it is appropriate.
Yes, but, with the same notes as for flying with the GPS and the AP. For group flying these are recommended for situational awareness.
There aren't any formal  flight plans . It's part of the fun to work that out for yourself. Any Special events and Wednesday / Sunday  evening flights Will  give a  suggested route  with touch and goes  on the way in Plan G format but the route A to B to C is up to you

 Look for these in the Forums under 'Home >Fly UK Operations>  Flying Club>  Flight Information"

FAQ - Online

The Fly UK FSD server is used for our regular flights but you can use Vatsim IVAO  or MSFS online if you fly yourself.
Every Wednesday  from 7pm UK local time. see info in the forum  at  Home > Fly UK Operations>  Flying Club>  Flight Information occasional special events  with by notified via the forum
Sometimes This will available of our FSD server but mostly it is self administered by Pilots communicating and advising intentions and locations as needed
The Club Room is for general chit-chat. There may be times when an in-flight radio room is available for when we're flying. Please DO NOT use this room unless you are actually participating in a session. 
Anything suitable but do not use your Fly UK pilot ID. Most pilots use the callsign G-FC??, where the last two letters are your initials. We generally abbreviate this to just the initials. Please check here for callsigns already in use by club members and for more info.

FAQ - Technical

You need the correct version older version of vPilot with the FSD proxy as well as Teamspeak (version 3). 
Nothing is wrong.  model matching  depends on the aircraft you have in your hanger and VPILOT  model matching rule  which will try to display other people's aircraft from your own local hangar or the default model you have set .  Plans are afoot  to create a GA AI set and VMR files to improve this situation
Nothing is wrong. software  will sometimes do this and should sort itself out when the other aircraft starts moving
Unless otherwise specified, set your simulator time to Day in the simulator menu.
The recommended method is to set your simulator weather to real world weather . If this weather is inappropriate (i.e. below VMC minima) then you can   change to CAVOK or clear skies as appropriate to your particular weather engine
Plan G (freeware) from is good for situational awareness because you can see other pilots on the server within your map. Little Navmap provides a similar service