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Latest News & Updates for Members - April

UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

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Dear Members

Easter is now behind us and the new Summer schedules are rolling out, Have you seen our new Fly UK operations map? The link is on the Operations Page. It's is still being developed but we hope you like it. It's another sign that, with our increased Staff team, things are getting done.
Last month's activity at Fly UK had an average of 347 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in March. We received 2,216 Mainstream PIREPs, 1,031 Tour PIREPs and 562 Flying Club PIREPs. Membership numbers currently stand at 1,056

Staff News:

Last month we announced Gray Brett was standing down as Head of the Fly UK Training Academy. He has now decided to leave the staff and Fly UK for pastures new. We wish him well.

Kevin Peeters takes on a new Senior Ops Manager role in addition to Nordic franchise duties. Kevin will support the expanded Ops team and contribute to the longer term Ops strategy.

UKV1130 - George Shepherd, who was part if the Training Academy for many years before taking a three year break, has just returned just in time to take Gray's place. He will be offering training on GA/VFR to lead to a Virtual Flying PPL.

UKV1325 - Jason Beaumont joins the website support team, giving us his experience in making changes and fixing problems

UKV3411 - Dmitriy Kozyrev joins the staff team in the role of X Plane Livery Painter

Summer schedules are now live for Mainstream across Domestic European and Long Haul services. Topa Sky also now switches to its Winter schedule (Southern hemisphere seasonal differences) with an expanded fleet and schedule.

Fly 2 remains on Winter schedules until end of April. Our three wet leased 757's operating winter season flights from Montreal will return to the UK from the 15th of April in preparation for UK peak holiday season.

Flying Club

No tour changes. The Wednesday events are repeated on Sundays 13:00 GMT

Wednesday Evening Flying Club Flights
Weds 04 April Dunkirk Flypast
Weds 11 April Niederoeblan to Rijeka repeated Sun 15th
Weds 18 April Rijeka to Padova repeated Sun 22nd
Weds 25 April Padova to Preturo repeated Sun 29th

Please visit our Flying club page for more information or to register your attendance.

Online Events
Events are currently held on 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.

New event on a weekly basis is the IVAO event on Sundays 1230z in Europe. See the Event Calendar
Week 1 Cairns to Brisbane
Week 2 Brisbane to Sidney
Week 3 Jersey to Genoa
Week 4 Sumburgh to Anda

Week 5 Chisinau to Corfu

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 was none other than our Ops Director Matt Lewis with Summer in N.Z. Well done Matt!

The theme for the April Screenshot Competition is "Ground Ops". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below:
April Competition -
Ground Ops

Happy flying!


Derek Butterworth - Business Support Director

Matthew Lewis- Operations Director

On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team.

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