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  3. UKV1121 - Chris Sutcliffe

    We're Upgrading! Important Info about our Website - Please Read

    Upgrade work is complete. Few issues following the work which are noted here: Thanks,
  4. Towards the end of this week we'll be switching over to our new website. Don't worry... everything will look and feel the same as it does now, with a few improvements here and there. All of your account and login details remain exactly the same. The work is mainly behind the scenes... we've re-built things from the ground up to ensure we have a robust and reliable platform to deliver your Fly UK experience for many years to come. The work also means that future improvements will be a little quicker and easier for us to make. When is this happening? We're aiming for the evening of Thursday 18th July 2019. Our website will be down for a little while but we'll aim to have things up and running as soon as possible. Whilst the site is down you'll see a holding page. If for any reason things take longer than expected, we'll post updates via our Facebook page. SkyTrack isn't impacted by this work and will continue to function as normal. We'll reply to this post to let everyone know when we're done. Do I need to do anything? Make sure you access our website by going to https://flyuk.aero. If you have any bookmarks saved which include 'index.php' or '/en/', you'll find that these will no longer work as our new pages have an improved URL structure. If you use one of our dynamic forum signatures or avatars, you'll need to update the URLs. Once the new site is live, you can get the updated URL's by clicking on the 'My Dynamic Pilot Signature' or 'My Display/Profile Picture' box located on the right-hand side of your 'Crew page'. Spot something that doesn't look right or isn't working? Let us know and we'll get on it right away. Please make a post in our Bug Tracker here: https://flyuk.aero/forums/forum/265-fly-uk-systems/ Regards, The Fly UK Web Team - Chris Sutcliffe - Jason Beaumont - Chris Spencer
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  6. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    Latest News and updates for members - July 2019

    Dear Members, RAF Cosford Flightsim event is now booked, so we will be there for the 2 days 5th/6th October. We hope to meet you there and also to increase our membership numbers. Last month's activity at Fly UK saw an average of 301 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in June. We received 1,966 Mainstream PIREPs, 848 Tour PIREPs and 605 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 974 Documentation Our Oceanic Flying and ATC Communication document has now been updated to version 1.1 and is available to download from under the Training Academy tab. On the same topic, a new Transatlantic Radio Communication Check Sheet for the CYQX - BGBW route is also available from the same location. Flying Club The World War 1 Centenary Tour was moved to 'Retired' on 01 July 19 - all legs to be completed by 31 August 19. A new Ad Hoc tour has been added for WW2 era aircraft covering airfields used in UK during WW2. This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD server, will be a mixed collection. Wed 03 July 2019 at 1800z D-Day 75th Anniversary Flypast (Any WW2 ERA Aircraft allowed) Wed 10 July 2019 at 1800z Newfoundland Wed 17 July 2019 at 1800z North Iceland Wed 24 July 2019 at 1800z PARO Wed 31 July 2019 at 1800z GREEK ISLANDS Please visit our Flying Club page for more information and flight plans, and to register your attendance. Online Events Events are currently held on the FSD server on 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 we will now be deciding the flight details just 30 minutes before the event , so we can select airports with ATC. Please see the Event Calendar FSD/VATSIM Week 1 Gander CYCX to Narsarsuaq BGBW Oceanic eventWeek 2 Narsarsuaq BGBW to Akureyri BIAR Oceanic eventWeek 3 Indira Gandhi International VIDP to Paro VQPR Challenging approachWeek 4 Santorini LGSR to Punta Raisi LICJ VOR to VOR flight 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 is UKV1414 - Dean Coelho with "Aurora Borealis ". Congratulations Dean! Remember that the best shots of the month will be used to promote the IVAO Sunday events The theme for the July Screenshot Competition is "Summer Holidays". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below:  July Competition - Summer Holidays
  7. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - June 2019

    Dear Members, Fly UK will be at RAF Cosford this year for Flightsim 2019. It's a 2 day event, over the weekend of 5th/6th October. Please put this date in your diary and if you can, please join us on our stand on either of the days. Tickets can be bought here Last month's activity at Fly UK saw an average of 334 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in May. We received 2,021 Mainstream PIREPs, 1,250 Tour PIREPs and 856 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 986. Skyways Magazine As summer is at our door step, we're sure many of our members are travelling, be it virtually on our sims or in real life. Should any members have the wish to share their experiences, entries to the Skyways magazine must be submitted before July 31st to be included into the next edition. We do of course accept contributions to the magazine all year. Operations Highland Connects Flights to Isle of Scilly are back and live now using a Twin Otter. Fleet Matt Crick is working on some Flying Club repaints we hope to bring you soon. Documentation A reminder that last month, we released a new addition to our suite of training documents – a detailed guide to Oceanic Flight and ATC Communication. This interesting and comprehensive document contains detailed descriptions of the subject, supported by charts, diagrams and examples of ATC transcripts, all designed to help pilots understand what can be a complex subject. It may be downloaded here. The document will be the foundation of future training programs and practice flights. Keep an eye on the forums for more details.With thanks to UKV1429 Stefano Biasiotti, in collaboration with UKV1323 Andre Almeida, UKV3764 Ross Elliot and UKV1678 Morten Hansen. Flying Club The World War 1 Centenary Tour will be moved to 'Retired' on 01 July 19 - all legs to be completed by 31 August 19. A new Ad Hoc tour has been added for the New York area. This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD server, will be a mixed collection. Wed 05 June 2019 at 1800z - ATC Event - Liverpool Wed 12 June 2019 at 1800z - NZ South Island Wed 19 June 2019 at 1800z - NZ North Island Wed 26 June 2019 at 1800z - Papua New Guinea Please visit our Flying Club page for more information and flight plans, and to register your attendance. Online Events Events are currently held on the FSD server on 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 we will now be deciding the flight details just 30 minutes before the event , so we can select airports with ATC. Please see the Event Calendar Our flight number on events was always FL903, but we have now changed to a new flight number system, based on the flight details. Our new flight number is based on which server we are flying on, the date of flight and the Flight Level, even or odd. For example: FL I1905E is IVAO 19th May Flight Level Even FL V1605E is VATSIM 16th May Flight Level Even FL F0106O is FSD server on 1st June Flight Level Odd The Events team is also trying to support pilots that want to fly in Air-bridge type events run by VATSIM or IVAO that are not set up as Fly UK events. They have already started setting up more of these one-off events on our calendar booking system and these offer flights on different days and times, but we cannot set them all up as official Fly UK events. They have a work around for those events not set up on our event calendar, which will allow Fly UK members to take part in the event and file a PIREP with information from SkyTrack. So what is an Air-bridge event? It's where the all flight starts are between two nominated airports, flights can be in either direction and you can do both flights if you have the time. To be able to have your PIREP filed by the event team you must do a forum post stating that you are joining in this event, at least 4 days before the event, this is to encourage other Fly UK members to join and fly with you. On the day, you use SkyTrack but start the recording as a flying club flight and at the end of the flight, after you have stopped the recording, you DO NOT SUBMIT the file, but save it to your computer drive as an xml file. This should then be sent to the Business Support Director or Human Resources manager, and a manual PIREP will be filed for you using the data in the xml file received. FSD/VATSIM Week 1 Dunedin NZDN to Auckland NZAA Week 2 leg1 - Auckland NZAA to Wellington NZWN, leg 2 - Wellington NZWN to Auckland NZAA Week 3 Auckland NZAA to Queenstown NZQN Week 4 Port Moresby AYPY to Cairns YBCS Week 5 Cairns YBCS to Brisbane YBBN Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. We are going to be doing routes including Oceanic clearances in July, with reference to our new document for Oceanic Flights and ATC communication. Training/practice sessions will be held by our Training Academy during this month. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner of the May Screenshot Competition is UKV3373 - Stuart Hyett with "Welcome to sunny Wellington ". Congratulations Stuart. Remember that the best shots of the month will be used to promote the IVAO Sunday events The theme for the June Screenshot Competition is "Night Skies". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below:  June Competition - Night Skies
  8. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - May 2019

    Dear Members, The birthday party continues with another weekend of Fly Any Aircraft on any of our routes to complete these celebrations in the first weekend of May. A meet up at Manchester Airport viewing park is also set for the same weekend. Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 314 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in April. We received 2,091 Mainstream PIREPs, 1,004 Tour PIREPs and 658 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 961 Staff UKV1429 Stefano Biasiotti joins the online event team as our Assistant Online Event Manager, he is currently working on some new event ideas. Members News It is with sad news that we have to report the loss of John Littleford who passed away during April. His wife reports that he always enjoyed his time flying with Fly UK, well he now has gained his silver wings. R.I.P. Skyways Magazine The latest edition of the Skyways magazine has been released. The winner of the Aviator's Corner quiz for this edition is UKV2985 Chris Terrio who has won 30Eur to spend at Simmarket.com. Well done Chris, congratulations. There will also be a Special Birthday/Anniversary edition released to follow in the next weeks - please look out for it Operations Some noteworthy ops changes as we enter May, Fly 2 switches to summer schedules at midnight 1st May as does Nordic and Aurora. Aurora enters phase two with additional routes and airframes. Fleet Aurora is the only fleet change for May, info to follow. Documentation A comprehensive checklist for the Dash 8 Q400 with FS2Crew support has been added to the Fleet Centre and may be found here. Our thanks to UKV1701 Jonas Lundborg for creating the original document. Flying Club A new Ad-Hoc small tour has been added to match the Featured destination South Pacific Islands This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD Server, will be a mixed collection. Wed 01 May 2019 at 1800z Portugal North Wed 08 May 2019 at 1800z Alaska Songlo To McGrath Wed 15 May 2019 at 1800z Alaska Herendeen Bay to Nelson Lagoon Wed 22 May 2019 at 1800z Dangerous Airports -Juancho E. Yrausquin Wed 29 May 2019 at 1800z Welsh Wandering Please visit our Flying club page for more information and flight plans and to register your attendance. Online Events Events are currently held on the FSD server on 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 Vancouver to Juneau Week 2 Juneau to Anchorage Week 3 Anchorage to Cold Bay Week 4 Cold Bay to Adak Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. We are going to be doing routes including oceanic clearances in July, so to get us ready for this, a new document for the Oceanic Flights and ATC communication is going to be released and training/practice sessions will be held by our Training Academy during months of May and June. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner of the April Screenshot Competition is UKV3411 - Dmitriy Kozyrev with "A prop? Check. Small? Check". Congratulations Dmitriy. The theme for the May Screenshot Competition is "Topa Sky". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below:  May Competition - Topa Sky
  9. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Crystal Anniversary liveries

    PMDG Boeing 747-8i Now available in fleet centre with standard and PBR versions available QW 787 has also been updated with minor fix to v1.1 TDS Freeware 787 also now available
  10. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Crystal Anniversary liveries

    Zibo and PMDG 737-800's now available
  11. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Crystal Anniversary liveries

    First releases now live in fleet centre Qualitywings 787 - FSX Qualitywings 787 - P3Dv4 PBR enabled
  12. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    15th Anniversary Fly UK

    https://flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=press_release&id=979 Today marks 15 years since fly UK was founded by Chris Sutcliffe. We have come a long way since that day and throughout the next month we have a number of events and competitions to celebrate this milestone in the world of VA's. Join us on the forums and our other communication channels for all the detail as it's announced, headlines are as follows..... Extended Birthday Weekend Special - Any type, any rank on any Fly UK route From April 4th to 23:59z on Sunday 7th April, the restrictions are off for all members regardless of rank. Fly any type on any Fly UK route and as we are feeling generous that's not restricted to Fly UK types. So yes, you classic lovers and Mad dog fans.... go fill your boots! Of course we'd love to see our livery in the skies so share your picture and images on our social platforms. Real World social meets Followers of the forums and Facebook will know we have some member meet ups for this coming weekend with a few more Real World social meets Followers of the forums and Facebook will know we have some member meet ups for this coming weekend with a few more later in the month, all are welcome, visit the forums for full details, headline meets are, April 6th, Sherburn Aero club Flight Sim group. Regular Fly UK members attend with a number of staff planning to join also - Info April 7th, Gatwick Flight Sim Group, Regular members attend - Info May 4th , Manchester Airport Fly UK meet up, Runway Visitor Park - Info Competitions We have a number of prizes and giveaways over the next month and details of how to enter will be published shortly. Up for grabs we have, £150 Simmarket voucher kindly donated by Katrina Hancock UK2000 scenery packages with thanks to Gary Summons 737 Flight Simulator experience with thanks to Virtual Flight Experience ........and maybe more to come! Anniversary livery Coming soon we will launch this stunning livery for our anniversary. Named Fly UK "Crystal" it will be available for selected models starting with the 787-8 and 747-8i with full PBR effect. Anniversary edition of Skyways magazine Due to be released shortly with special articles on the history of Fly UK and discussions with senior managers and founders And much more to come, We hope to bring you much more, including a full FSD ATC day. We are also open to ideas from our members so you have any suggestion then please contact us via our various communication channels So to close out, we hope you join in with our celebrations and enjoy the coming month. And finally, thank you to all that take part in this great community, both members and staff that make Fly UK the success it is. ---ENDS--- Matthew Lewis - Operations Director matthew.lewis[at]flyuk.aero Derek Butterworth - Business Support Director Derek.Butterworth[at]flyuk.aero On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team.
  13. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - April 2019

    Dear Members, Well this month its the 15th anniversary of Fly UK, so look out for special things going on and extra awards if you join in. There is a 15 year service award available for those that have the service, this must be requested manually by the members that qualify. Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 340 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in March. We received 2049 Mainstream PIREPs, 705 Tour PIREPs and 611 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 954 The clocks have changed in UK to British Summer Time, so our events and schedules, being zulu time, are now 1 hour behind our local time. Skyways Magazine A Birthday edition will be available soon. Keep a look out for it on the website. SkyTrack As per NOTAM Sierra, SkyTrack 1.8 is now available for download. This release changes the default unit of weight from pounds to kilograms. It also contains the following fixes: Fix issue where it would not be possible to resume recording following a full system crash if using FSUIPC or XPUIPC. Fix crash if the application is closed using the task manager on Windows 7 while the 'stop recording' dialog is still open. The new version is available on the downloads page. Birthday events Every first Saturday of the month, there is a Simmers meeting at Sherburn Flying club. For our Birthday on the weekend of the 6th April, can we try and get more members and staff to meet up at Sherburn to celebrate our 15th Birthday. Ken Hall UKV1142 is our main man at the meetings and has attended there all the time that Fly UK has been operating. Please put the date in your diary and post your intentions in the forum post in real world events. Birthday cake may be up for grabs and sometimes there are free rides going, offered by the flying club members to simmers. Website link is https://www.sherburnaeroclub.com/ Also Every first Sunday of the month, there is a Simmers meeting at Gatwick. For our Birthday on the weekend of the 7th April, can we try and get more members and staff to meet up at the Gatwick meeting to celebrate our 15th Birthday. Richard Jones UKV1412 is our main man at the meetings. Please put the date in your diary and post you intentions in the real world meet up section of the forums. Birthday cake may be up for grabs. Website link is http://www.gatwick-f...bMenuItem=venue Operations A big month for ops, as most of our scheduled operations change to summer schedules and we also have some fleet moves and changes. With the introduction of the 747-8i we move five B744 airframes to Gatwick where they boost the long haul services available there. Also moving is the Edinburgh A320 fleet which has swapped base with Manchester's 737-800's. Edinburgh also adds some long haul services as a trial. Finally we see the seasonal route rotation on some LHR routes between the 747 and 777 fleet. We've also moved some routes around for the B738 and A320/321 fleet. Fleet Delivery flights for new 747 and 787 airframes are now complete and are live in service. We now look towards the new types joining Aurora in May. Documentation The Pilot Handbook has been updated to version 2.32 to reflect changes to our Discord age policy and conditions of use. Flying Club The Flying Club Xmas tour was 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 03 Apr 2019 at 1900z ** APRIL TECH EVENT *** Wed 10 Apr 2019 at 1900z ATC Event LIVERPOOL Wed 17 Apr 2019 at 1900z Aurora Vancouver Fly-in Wed 24 Apr 2019 at 1900z Dangerous Airports - Courchevel Please visit our Flying club page for more information and flight plans and to register your attendance. Online Events Events are currently held on the FSD server on 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 Gibraltar to Madeira Week 2 Madeira to Ponta Delgada Week 3 Internal Domestic flight in Portugal with a touch and Go Week 4 Internal Domestic Flight in Portugal with Missed approach and diversion if required Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner of the March Screenshot Competition is UKV3373 - Stuart Hyett with "Sky Cargo is Airborne". Congratulations Stuart The theme for the April Screenshot Competition is "small props". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: April Competition - small props
  14. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Fleets delivery flights now live

    XPlane SSG 748i now also added
  15. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Fleets delivery flights now live

    747-8i downloads added to fleet centre PMDG - FSX & P3D (incl v4) Freeware - FSX & P3D (v4 with some limited functionality)
  16. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    Fleets delivery flights now live

    Delivery flights now available through to 31st March for the following new fleet joining us in April. All flights originate from KPAE Boeing 747-8i Boeing 787-8 Boeing 787-9 Topa Sky Search for ad-hoc flights.
  17. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    MetroAir aircraft added to downloads

    Following new Metroair liveries have been added to the Fleet Centre for download P3Dv4 FSLABS A319 & A320 X-Plane 11 FlyJsim Dash 8 Q400 Toliss A319 MagKnight 787
  18. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    February Destinations Quiz

    We have a winner! https://flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=press_release&id=974
  19. UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

    latest News and Update for Member - March 2019

    Dear Members, We are coming closer to our 15th Anniversary of Fly UK, so you will see more about this here and in the forums during March. Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 332 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in February. We received 1,670 Mainstream PIREPs, 644 Tour PIREPs and 442 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 980. Skyways Magazine The deadline for any new entries to the Aviator's Corner competition is rapidly approaching. Don't forget to get your entry in the pot for a chance to win 30Eur for Simmarket.com. Additionally, any member submission for the 21st Edition of Skyways must be submitted before March 10th. Birthday events Every first Saturday of the month, there is a Simmers meeting at Sherburn Flying club. For our Birthday on the weekend of the 6th April, can we try and get more members and staff to meet up at Sherburn to celebrate our 15th Birthday. Ken Hall UKV1142 is our main man at the meetings and has attended there all the time that Fly UK has been operating. Please put the date in your diary and post your intentions in the forum post in real world events. Birthday cake may be up for grabs and sometimes there are free rides going, offered by the flying club members to simmers. Website link is https://www.sherburnaeroclub.com/ Also Every first Sunday of the month, there is a Simmers meeting at Gatwick. For our Birthday on the weekend of the 7th April, can we try and get more members and staff to meet up at the Gatwick meeting to celebrate our 15th Birthday. Richard Jones UKV1412 is our main man at the meetings. Please put the date in your diary and post you intentions in the real world meet up section of the forums. Birthday cake may be up for grabs. Website link is http://www.gatwick-f...bMenuItem=venue Operations Cargo operations have had a major overhaul and the new routes are now live. Fleet We recently announced fleet news which will see the Fly UK VA group through into the summer season including some big new changes as well as growth. The full PR can be found here. Flying Club The Flying Club Xmas tour was retired on 01 March 2019. ALL LEGS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 30 April 2019. A new Flying Club Round the World tour has been added and because of the length of some of the legs, some of the weight and type restrictions have been amended for this tour only.. This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD Server, will be a mixed collection. Wed 06 March 2019 at 1900z ** MARCH TECH EVENT *** Wed 13 March 2019 at 1900z PANC Fly in Wed 20 March 2019 at 1900z ATC Event Shoreham Wed 27 March 2019 at 1900z Carrier landing Norfolk USA Please visit our Flying club page for more information and flight plans and 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. Nb. the last event in March will be at 1230z due to the start of BST FSD/VATSIM Week 1 Denmark to Scotland Week 2 Scotland to Jersey Week 3 Jersey to Switzerland Week 4 Switzerland to Croatia Week 5 VOR/NDB flight Italy to Greece Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance. Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery The winner of the February Screenshot Competition is UKV3407 - Alexey Alexeev with "COOL'a Flight". Congratulations Alexey. The theme for the March Screenshot Competition is "Hauling Freight". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below: March Competition - Hauling Freight
  20. 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 😉
  21. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    February Destinations Quiz

  22. 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
  23. UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

    February Destinations Quiz

    We have a members quiz running with a £25 simMarket voucher to be won. Please see the PR for full details here Good luck!
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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: · - No swearing in text chat · - Be respectful · - Any racist or derogatory behaviour will result in an immediate ban · - No spamming (i.e repeated messages, duplicates of forum posts etc) · - 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’s 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 £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
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