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UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


Derek Butterworth - Business Support Director

Matthew Lewis- Operations Director

On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team.

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