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Latest News & Updates for Members - March

UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

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Dear Members,


Once again, thank you for continuing to fly with us and to those that support us financially another thank you.

An average of 390 unique pilots per week filed a PIREP in February. We received 2,902 Mainstream PIREPs, 1,176 Tour PIREPs and 573 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 1,107


Staff Changes

No changes



The Ops team is busy getting ready for the change to summer scheduling at the end of March. More information will be released during the course of the month however the usual summer season routes and destinations will certainly feature. Perhaps the biggest change will come in Fly2's first summer season since the operational changes to full holiday charter routes were introduced as our ski and winter destinations make way for the sun and sand.


Please note that most Fly UK aircraft now have a checklist available for viewing or download from the fleetpage for each aircraft. Please make good use of them, as the real world pilots do everyday.




Following a review of the tours and the feedback from the member survey work is well under way to release several new tours. The first tour will be release on Sunday 5th March 2017. Further tours will be released at 2 week intervals until tours are updated. The Christmas Cathedral Carol Tour will be placed into the retiring section on 1 March 2017 and will be fully retired on 11th March 2017. Still time for those pilots who have started the tour to finish.


Training Academy

A new training course is now available for those wanting to enter the world of ATC Controlling. An announcement will shortly be made that FlyUK will be providing an ATC service on our own FSD server, more details will follow. In the mean time we are looking to recruit potential applicants that have an interest in controlling. There is no formal requirements to apply and it is open to both experienced Vatsim/ Ivao controllers and members with no experience but would like to learn, There is no fixed course length as it will be matched to the students knowledge level. To book a session go to the Training Academy booking section, under General and select ATC - Aerodrome Controlling.


We would also like to hear from existing skilled users of Euroscope that would be interested in assisting with training/mentoring. If this interests you please contact Gray Brett or Ian Beswick for a chat to find out more of our future plans.


Charters (Ad-Hoc)

Several charter flights will be posted during March. Airframes will include, Airbus A320, Boeing 737-700 and the last MD11F retirement flights.


Flying Club

The club meets for an informal flight every Wednesday evening at 19:00z. newcomers will be very welcome. Details listed below, full details and routes are available from the forum. The March event will take place at 14:00z on Sunday 19 March 2017 it is the first of our technical events for 2017. Flying instruments part 1 NDB navigation. This is not a training exercise it is however intended to be enjoyable.


Wednesday Evening Flying Club Flights

1 March 2017 Iceland BIVO to BISI (Land of Ice and Fire pt.2)

8 March 2017 USA S47 to KCZK

15 March 2017 New Caledonia NWWM to NWWK

22 March 2017 Canada CYSE to CYWL

29 March 2017 Puerto Rico Circular



Members Survey 2017

Our survey was a huge success with over 400 responses. Specific results and detail will be released soon however the overall picture is a positive one with strong feedback and a view that the Fly UK group is performing strongly. We are taking an number of improvements and suggestions forward as projects for the future which we hope will enhance the members experience.


Documentation Review

Ron in the Training Academy has been busy again and we have expanded the range of checklists available during February. Available checklists are: Airbus A320/A321, Boeing 737/8, Boeing 757, Boeing 777, Dash 8, DCH6 Twin Otter and Jetstream JS41.


We have also updated the ATC Switcher download, to include additional files and a revised installation document, to reflect compatibility with the latest release of the TeamSpeak 3 client.


March Online Events

Events are held on IVAO, Saturday at 0700z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1930z and Thursday at 1400z.


Week1 Berlin Tegel to Bristol

Week2 Munich to Southampton

Week3 Klagenfurt to Luton

Week4 Zurich to Exeter



Please visit our online events page for more information or to register your attendance.


Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery

Congratulations to UKV1406 - Rob Tomlinson in the February Screenshot Competition. His winning shot "Desert Shadows" won him a UK2000 Xtreme scenery package. Well done!


The theme for the March Screenshot Competition is " Heavy Haul ''. For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below:


March Competition - Heavy Haul







Chris Sutcliffe - Chairman



Adam Hillier - Vice Chairman



On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team

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