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latest News and Update for Member - January 2019

UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

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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.

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


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.


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.


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 -

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