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  3. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    February Destinations Quiz

    Quiz is still running....nobody has got a 10/10 correct, P.S. first answer only counts. Some folks might have done but they didn't read the question properly 馃槈
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  5. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    February Destinations Quiz

  6. UKV2161 - Philip Beswick

    February Destinations Quiz

    Just a quick question, on the other page regarding the quiz it said that it will remain open till January 28th . Is this meant to be February considering it was posted today? Philip
  7. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    February Destinations Quiz

    We have a members quiz running with a 拢25 simMarket voucher to be won. Please see the PR for full details here Good luck!
  8. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - February 2019

    Dear Members, We hope you are all enjoying our new routes and fleet additions, and with the Aurora operations, there are even more reasons to be actively flying now than ever before! Our 15th Birthday is on the 4th April and we are going to be celebrating this milestone in Fly UK's history. To that end, 15th Birthday Celebration Awards will be available to members that get involved in our Birthday activities. Please keep watching the forums and the March Newsletter for the details. Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 325 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in January. We received 2,239 Mainstream PIREPs, 977 Tour PIREPs and 328 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 972. Operations Aurora missed its spotlight in last month's newsletter, with its launch coming at the New Year. Featuring some amazing routes and aircraft, it has been an instant hit. Cargo ops continue to update to new schedules with the latest update, which went live 20th January. Looking ahead to February, it's peak ski season in Europe and we have all the popular winter destinations covered by Mainstream schedule and Fly2 holiday charters. Documentation The Pilot Handbook & SOP has been updated to include Aurora and an improvement to the way that we use TeamSpeak during Online Events. The latest version is now V2.31 and may be viewed/downloaded from within the Crew Centre. The document UKV_TRD_6.2 Setting Up TeamSpeak has also been updated to include the Online Events improvements. The latest version is now V1.2 and may be downloaded from within the General tab of the Courses and Documents area of the Training Academy. With thanks to UKV1150 David Williamson for the TeamSpeak suggestion. Skyways Magazine Have you entered the competition in the latest edition? Also, any articles for future editions from members are welcomed and should be sent to Morten.Hansen@flyuk.aero Flying Club The Flying Club Xmas tour will be retired on 01 March 2019. ALL LEGS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 30 April 2019 This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD Server, will be a mixed collection. Wed 06 Feb 2019 at 1900z Ketchikan Intl to Stewart Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 1900z Carrier Landing Everett Wed 20 Feb 2019 at 1900z ATC Event Shoreham Wed 27 Feb 2019 at 1900z ** FEBRUARY TECH EVENT *** Please visit our Flying club page for more information or to register your attendance. Online Events Events are currently held on the FSD server on Saturday at 0700z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1930z and Thursday at 1400z. 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 1330z and is the return journey from the Saturday event. Please see the Event Calendar. FSD/VATSIM Week 1 EIDW to LFSB Week 2 LFSB to EGPD Week 3 EGPD to BIRK Week 4 BIRK to EKVG Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner for the January Screenshot Competition is UKV1685 - Matt Lewis with "Home by Dusk". Congratulations Matt. The theme for the February Screenshot Competition is "Aurora". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: February Competition - Aurora
  9. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - January 2019

    Dear Members, Happy New Year for 2019. We have now released Aurora operations - we hope you enjoy exploring this in 2019! We have also released a new application that enables you to create a world map depicting the airports of the world as blue dots, with your completed flights displayed as red lines, based on your Fly UK logbook backup file. The application Zip file, which includes the relevant documentation, is available from the website under Crew Centre > SkyTrack & Downloads > Misc. Downloads. With thanks to UKV3529 Max Robertson for sharing his application with us. Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 307 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in November. We received 1,783 Mainstream PIREPs, 1,196 Tour PIREPs and 605 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 979 Staff Ross Elliot UKV3764 joins our Training Academy staff as an Instructor, replacing Ian Whiteside UKV1407, who had limited time for staff duties due to being away from his PC. Ross has also agreed and started to get organised to head up our real world meet ups and exhibitions. We will be at RAF Cosford this year, as we celebrate 15 years of operations. Documentation We have published a short document explaining the steps required to enable our X-Plane users to connect to our FSD server and thus to enjoy our regular FSD events. The document may be found on the website under Training Academy > Courses & Documents > General or by following this link. With thanks to UKV3396 Richard Merrin for the concise instructions on the forums. Skyways Magazine The latest edition of our In flight magazine has hit the shelf just shy of Christmas, and as always if any readers have items to submit or comments in general, feel free to contact UKV1678 - Morten Hansen, with your submissions. In addition, the prize of the Aviator's Corner competition in the magazine has rolled on to 30eur for Simmarket.com, so be sure to submit your entries before the deadline. Flying Club The status of the repeated Sunday flights has been reviewed from 01 December 2018 and will be used in future on a more ad-hoc basis for special events. This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD Server, will be a mixed collection Wed 02 Jan 2019 at 1900z NZ Nelson Lakes to Dannevirk Wed 09 Jan 2019 at 1900z ** JANUARY TECH EVENT *** Wed 16 Jan 2019 at 1900z ALASKA Baxter to Kogru river Wed 23 Jan 2019 at 1900z ATC Event Shoreham Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 1900z HAWAII Waimea-Kohala to Kona Intl Please visit our Flying club page for more information or to register your attendance. Online Events Events are currently held on the FSD server on Saturday at 0700z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1930z and Thursday at 1400z. 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 1330z and is the return journey from the Saturday event. Please see the Event Calendar. FSD/VATSIM Week 1 England to Austria Week 2 Austria to Italy Week 3 Italy to Germany Week 4 Germany to Ireland Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner for the December Screenshot Competition is UKV2119 - Phil Barker with "Snowy Sunset Landing". Congratulations Phil! The theme for the January Screenshot Competition is "Heathrow". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: January Competition - Heathrow
  10. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Discord Channel

    I would like to take opportunity to remind all our members that use the Fly UK Discord channel of the rules which apply to its use and conduct when using it. The below rules are clearly noted in the tutorial rules channel of Discord. RULES: 路 - No swearing in text chat 路 - Be respectful 路 - Any racist or derogatory behaviour will result in an immediate ban 路 - No spamming (i.e repeated messages, duplicates of forum posts etc) 路 - If your Fly UK account gets deleted due to inactivity you will be removed from our Discord server These are in addition to our standard conduct policy鈥檚 detail in the Members Handbook which note that all members should observe the same rules regarding general behaviour as for our Forums (Section 8.2) and for our TeamSpeak server (see Section 8.3). Further to some recent unease on the Discord platform, its use will be under further review and a period of tighter moderation placed upon it. It is a feature we wish to retain and our members embrace alongside our core forums, however we do expect members to use it in consideration of the rules and expectations. ---ENDS--- Matthew Lewis- Operations Director matthew.lewis[at]flyuk.aero On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team.
  11. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Christmas Special 23/12/18, FSD server. Simmarket voucher up for grabs

    Congrats to Cameron McAndrew for being picked in the prize draw for attending this event. Simmarket voucher on it way to you via e-mail.
  12. Date: 23rd December 2018 | Time: 14:00z | Network: FSD Join us for a Sunday afternoon social on-line flight to Lapland. Grab your mince pies and some mulled wine and join Fly UK members and staff for some relaxed flying in an on-line environment. Thanks to a kind donation, Santa will be giving out a 拢25 Simmarket gift voucher to once lucky member after arrival in Lapland. All you have to do is join our Christmas on-line server event and log a pirep for arrival in Lapland. Event commences at 14:00z. If you have never flown with us on-line, this is an ideal chance to start in the relaxed social Christmas event. If you have already completed a flight to EFRO in the Saturday FSD or IVAO events, your welcome to join the session and fly the return leg back to the UK. Stansted will be the primary departure point however any UK airport can be selected. For members preferring a shorter flight but still wishing to take part, depart from any Nordic hub. Any Fly UK type can be flown in the event but please consider your parking at EFRO. We hope to see as many members as possible and if the FSD server is new to you, don't hesitate to ask for assistance. Book the event here
  13. UKV1372 - John Wheat

    Fly UK Flight Map Program

    Fly UK have released a new application that enables you to create a world map depicting the airports of the world as blue dots, with your completed flights displayed as red lines, based on your Fly UK logbook backup file. The application Zip file, which includes the relevant documentation, is available from the website under Crew Centre > SkyTrack & Downloads > Misc. Downloads. With thanks to UKV3529 Max Robertson for sharing his application with us.
  14. UKV1372 - John Wheat

    Fly UK FSD Setup for X-Plane

    Fly UK have published a short document explaining the steps required to enable our X-Plane users to connect to our FSD server and thus to enjoy our regular FSD events. The document may be found on the website under Training Academy > Courses & Documents > General or by following this link. With thanks to UKV3396 Richard Merrin for the concise instructions on the forums.
  15. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Christmas at Fly UK

    Our Lapland charter flights and Seasonal Tour is now available. VFR flyers can also find the Flying club Christmas Tour also.
  16. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - December

    Dear Members, More good news this month, with us back showing as Fly UK on the IVAO network. After months of requesting, they have updated the Webeye database. Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 313 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in November. We received 2,203 Mainstream PIREPs, 645 Tour PIREPs and 678 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 971 Staff UKV1649 - Gray Brett has returned to Fly UK after a period away on leave and has now re-joined the Training Academy staff. Operations/Fleet November saw the switch-over in Fly 2 operations to the Winter schedules, as detailed in our main page news story from November 18th. December brings the start of the Wet Lease services for the Canadian holiday market, with European ski routes going live from the second weekend of December. We have also brought members news and outline details for the Aurora franchise coming very soon. If you have not yet read it, then you can find the news story on the website. Finally, but by no means least, our cargo division is undergoing some network updates currently - more details to follow. . Flying Club One new tour will be in place for 1st December for two months only and is a traditional Christmas special. The status of the repeated Sunday flights has been reviewed from 01 December 2018 and will be used in future on a more ad-hoc basis for special events. This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD Server, will be a mixed collection including a XMAS special. Wed 05 Dec 2018 at 1900z NORWAY Bjorli to Frosta Wed 12 Dec 2018 at 1900z New York Waterways Wed 19 Dec 2018 at 1900z SANTA SPECIAL Wed 26 Dec 2018 at 1900z0z Carrier Landing Bremerton Please visit our Flying club page for more information or to register your attendance. Online Events Events are currently held on the FSD server on Saturday at 0700z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1930z and Thursday at 1400z. 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 1330z and is the return journey from the Saturday event. Please see the Event Calendar. FSD/VATSIM Week 1 Zurich to Menorca Week 2 Menorca to Reggio Calabria Week 3 Las Vegas to Aspen Week 4 London to Lapland with diverts to shorten the flight for those that need too. Week5 Lapland to London Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery We have a tie in the voting for the November Screenshot Competition so there is a vote off here Voting closes at the end of 7th December The theme for the December Screenshot Competition is "Cold Outside". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: December Competition - Cold Outside Happy flying!
  17. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Aurora Launch

    https://flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=press_release&id=958
  18. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    Latest News and Updates for Member November

    Dear Members, Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 316 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in October. We received 2,011 Mainstream PIREPs, 853 Tour PIREPs and 704 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 982 The Aerosoft Airbus Professional liveries are now available for all our fleet and the Nordic B712 has also been repainted to the new specification required by TFDi. The 2018 Fleet AI and VMR files download has now been updated to include all of our fleet. Awards Some of our awards are not automatic and you must request them - the 5 year and 10 year anniversary of being at Fly UK are two that need you to request, either by posting in the forums or by sending an email to Human Resources. Staff UKV1777 Peter has been removed from the staff list as he has lost contact with us due to real world events. He is currently on long term leave but has emailed me today to say he hopes to have a computer and sim operational by mid November Operations A reminder of the Mainstream, Highland Connect and Topa Sky switch to winter schedule operations commencing 1st November. Fleet New fleet is now in operation as detailed below. Confirmation of Boeing 748F in-service date will follow shortly: Topa Sky - Boeing 787-9 (FSX freeware, Qualitywings and Magknight XP11 versions available) Topa Sky - Dash 8 Q400 (FlyJsim & Majestic versions available, freeware to follow) Highland Connect - Saab 340 (Carenado version available, freeware and LES versions to follow) Flying Club Firstly, we have completed our 鈥楨pic Wednesdays鈥 trek across the USA from West to East. It was a close-run thing but the event prize goes to UKV3723 - Andrew Spencer. Attendance awards go to UKV1489 - Alan Blewitt, UKV1432 - Frank Darbyshire, UKV2161 - Philip Beswick, UKV3475 - Mike Bell, UKV1591 - Iain Mcdonald, UKV1790 - Kian Smith and UKV1150 - David Williamson. Congratulation to all! Two new tours will be in place for 1st November - Alaskan Adventure and Flying Club USA West To East Tour. The next review of tours is planned for 01 December 2018. The status of the repeated Sunday flights will be reviewed from 01 December 2018 and probably be used on a more ad hoc basis for Special events. This month, our Wednesday / Sunday Flying Club flights held on the FSD Server, will be a mixed collection of varied, interesting locations and a few technical sessions. Wed 31 Oct 2018 at 1800z - Magnificent Monument Valley, repeated Sun 04 November 2018 at 1700z Wed 07 Nov 2018 at 1900z - Alaskan Delivery, repeated Sun 11 November 2018 at 1700z Wed 14 Nov 2018 at 1900z - Using the Instruments, repeated Sun 18 November 2018 at 1700z Wed 21 Nov 2018 at 1800z - ATC Event Shoreham repeated Sun 25 November 2018 at 1700z Wed 28 Nov 2018 at 1800z - Knik Glacier 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 0700z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1930z and Thursday at 1400z. 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 1330z and is the return journey from the Saturday event. Please see the Event Calendar FSD/VATSIM Week 1 Agadir to Madeira Week 2 Madeira to Gibraltar Week 3 Gibraltar to Bilbao Week 4 Bilbao to Zurich Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner of the October Screenshot Competition was UKV3373 - Stuart Hyett. Well done! The theme for the November Screenshot Competition is "Nordic". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: November Competition - Nordic Happy flying!
  19. UKV1372 - John Wheat

    Fly UK FSD Proxy Server Update

    Due to connection issues experienced by some members with the existing version, the Fly UK FSD Proxy Server application has now been updated to V2.4.0.0. It is now available to download here or from the Crew Centre > SkyTrack & Downloads > Misc. Downloads page. With thanks to our friends at the Bristol Flight Simulator Group for the update.
  20. UKV1407 - Ian Whiteside

    Nordic Livery for TFDi B717

    Looks great... thanks for your effort Matthew
  21. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    Nordic Livery for TFDi B717

    The Nordic livery has been updated to the new specification for the TFDi B717, this is available to download from the fleet section of the website. Thanks to Matthew Lewis for this update
  22. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    Latest 2018 Fly UK AI and VMR rules

    Our lastest version of Fly UK AI and vmr download is now available from the download section of the website, in the Misc tab, this version 4.05 has all the fleet as it now stands at 1/10/18
  23. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    Fly UK, Topa and Metro Air Aerosoft Professional Liveries

    The full fleet of our Aerosoft Airbus Professional aircraft are now available in the fleet section of the website. The A319, A320 and A321 for Fly UK, Topa and Metro Air and they all have there own download selector for the Aerosoft Airbus Professional. The zip files can be selected by the Aerosoft Livery Managers and the whole process is done for you Thanks to Jason Dilley UKV1230 for his work on this project
  24. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - October

    Dear Members, 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 Awards 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. Operations 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. Franchise News 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. Fleet 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. Flying Club 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. Online Events 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 FSD/VATSIM 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: October Competition - Highland Connect Happy flying!
  25. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - September

    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 within our Training Academy. He has lots of experience on Majestic Dash 8, 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!
  26. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - August

    Dear Members, 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 Staff News Leavers 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 Movers 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 Fleet 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 Operations With the new fleet comes a lot of changes and new routes, these include, Mainstream B787-8 MAN - Suspension of Orlando and Cayo Coco routes MAN - New services to Atlanta and Chicago LHR - Increased frequency on Bahrain, New York and Tokyo routes LHR - New services to Beijing and San Diego LGW - Transfer of Nassau and Grand Cayman service from LHR LGW - New services to New Orleans, Nashville, Lima, Muscat and Bogota Mainstream A350 LHR - Additional frequency on Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Mumbai Fly 2 B787-9 LGW - Replaces A330 on Antigua, Punta Cana, Goa, Phuket Long Haul routes LGW - Additional capacity on Alicante, Ibiza, Palma and Corfu routes LGW - New holiday charter service to Orlando MAN - Replaces A330 on Antigua, Cancun, and Barbados/St Lucia Long Haul routes MAN - Additional capacity on Palma route MAN - New holiday charter service to Orlando New Orlando routes - Orlando service now available once per week from the following Fly2 regional departure points : Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Newcastle, Edinburgh & Glasgow Marketing 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. Flying Club 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. 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 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 FSD/VATSIM Week 1 Belfast to Guernsey Week 2 Estonia to Russia Week 3 Russia to Moldova Week 4 Moldova to Denmark Please visit our online events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner of the July Screenshot Competition was UKV3373 - Stuart Hyett . Well done! The theme for the August Screenshot Competition is "Heavy Weather". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: August Competition - Heavy Weather Happy flying! ---ENDS--- Derek Butterworth - Business Support Director derek.butterworth[at]flyuk.aero Matthew Lewis- Operations Director matthew.lewis[at]flyuk.aero On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team.
  27. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - July

    Dear Members, The sun is shining on us in the UK and its hot and hot off the press is our relaunched Skyways magazine, which is available now. Also new is a download for those using GSX in FSX and P3d so that Fly UK ground fleet is available at all our serviced airports. Thanks to Thomas Pain one of our younger Fly UK members Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 302 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in June. We received 1,808 Mainstream PIREPs, 914 Tour PIREPs and 614 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 1,032 Staff News Joiners UKV1412 - Richard Jones rejoins the staff team as Online Event manager, in order to cover UKV1777 - Peter Kaminski's extended leave due to computer and real world problems Marketing In case you haven't noticed, the latest edition of the Skyways Magazine is now released. We go behind the scenes on Turbine Sound Studios and meet a fellow simmer. As something new we have added a competition in the magazine. Make sure to get your tickets in before the deadline. For any feedback and/or ideas please contact UKV1678 Morten Hansen on the email mentioned in the magazine. Flying Club New tours for this month are Southern Europe which covers the Weds FSD flights we have completed since March and a new beginners Helicopter tour. The next tour review is scheduled for 01 Aug 18 On Wednesday Evening Flying Club Flights held on the FSD this month, we break from the continuous legs of the last few months before we start our USA West to East adventure in August. Wed 04 July 2018 at 1815z Norway ENLB Bjorli to ENNM Namsos repeated Sun 08 July 2018 at 1700z Wed 11 July 2018 at 1815z Shadow of the Eiger Locarno to Annermasse repeated Sun 15 July 2018 at 1700z Wed 18 July 2018 at 1815z USA Westport to Portland repeated Sun 22 July 2018 at 1700z Wed 25 July 2018 at 1815z USA Portland to Vantage repeated Sun 29 July 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. 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 in Europe. We have decided to make these flights continue on from the previous weeks arrival airport so that it becomes a bit of a tour. Please see the Event Calendar FSD/VATSIM Week 1 Internal flight in Norway Week 2 Nantucket to Toronto Week 3 Isle of Man to Guernsey Week 4 Bologna to Heraklion Week 5 Salvador to Rio de Janerio Please visit our online events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner of the June Screenshot Competition was UKV3373 - Stuart Hyett . Well done Stuart! The theme for the July Screenshot Competition is "On Tour". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: July Competition - On Tour Happy flying! ---ENDS--- Derek Butterworth - Business Support Director derek.butterworth[at]flyuk.aero Matthew Lewis- Operations Director matthew.lewis[at]flyuk.aero On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team.
  28. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    GSX Fly UK Ground fleet

    Thanks to Thomas Pain one of our pilots this download will install all the GSX Fly UK ground fleet that will work at all our currently serviced Airports the download is available here https://flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=downloads#misc-downloads This will work with all versions of FSX and P3d
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