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latest News and Update for Member - March 2019

UKV1197 - Derek Butterworth

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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/


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


Cargo operations have had a major overhaul and the new routes are now live.


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


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

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