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Dear Members,


February was another great month at Fly UK. It's great to see so many people flying with a UKV callsign! The staff team are currently busy putting together a new development plan, most of which is coming from the all the suggestions we received from the member's wish list. The plan will be published as soon as it is finished along with responses to all suggestions in the wish list. In the mean time we hope you to continue to enjoy this great hobby, and thank you for choosing to fly with us!


Looking at February, we had 188 unique pilots who flew with a UKV callsign and filed a combined total of 1478 PIREPs. We received 643 mainstream PIREPs, 773 tour PIREPs, 319 flying club PIREPs. 31 pilots completed tours in February.





- Skyways Magazine




The latest edition of Skyways, our community magazine, is now available to download. This edition is packed with a day on the flight-deck, an extensive review on some FS hardware along with an interesting low-down on VFR flight planning software and much more.


We take great pride in Skyways as it involves a lot of hard work from all our staff members along with generous contributions from members. We really hope you enjoy reading it. Download your copy today!



- Simulator Meetup




We have now finalised this exciting event to be held on 24th April from midday at a fixed base 747 simulator in Coventry. During the next week, we shall be emailing members who have expressed an interest with full details and to request a deposit. If anybody else would be interested in this exciting event, please let us know in the forum topic.


It's looking set to be a really fun day, with plenty of members in a great setting! We look forward to meeting some of you there...



- Formula 1 Motorsports Logistics Flights




Keeping with tradition at Fly UK, we will once again be following the Formula 1 season with our motorsports logistics flights.


We will provide a full flight schedule which follows the season from March to December using a combination of our specially repainted MD11F (G-FLEG) and 747F (G-FLEC) dedicated to F1 Logistics. We will also use one of our 752Fs (G-FLED) to operate the shorter European legs.


An outline of the full flight schedule can be viewed in a PDF.


A full, detailed schedule with booking links can be found on our Ad Hoc flights page. From there you can book the active flights and then view the flight dispatch pages.


For full information including details on effected aircraft scheduling, please read our full press release.



- Flying Club Weekly Multiplayer Sessions




Take a break from airline flying and hop into a light plane or helicopter! Our Flying Club hosts weekly FSX multiplayer sessions around 1900z every Wednesday. So come and join us on our Teamspeak channel in the Flying Club for an informal chat & a possible flight with a bit of fun thrown in for good measure.



- Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery




Thank you to all members who submitted entries for the February screenshot competition. Voting has now closed and congratulations to UKV1586 - Carl Chamberlain who came in first place with his winning shot 'Myrtle Avenue'. Well done to runners up UKV1212 - Adam Hillier in second place and UKV1265 - Scott Wayne in third place.


The March competition is now up and running and the theme is 'On The Ground'! To enter the competition and be in with a chance of winning a UK2000 Xtreme scenery package, please visit the screenshot competition section of our forums. Full information as well as competition rules can be found here too.



- Staff Team Changes


Ross Queripel is no longer on the staff team. We thank him for all his hard work over the years, and all the best in the future.


Spiro Katerelos has gone on long-term leave from the staff team to concentrate on real world commitments. He will still help as and when time permits and will fully return to his staff position when things have settled down for him.


Carl Chamberlain will now look after VATSIM online operations in addition to IVAO online operations while Spiro is away.


Chris Jones will also be going on leave shortly for around 3 weeks as his partner is about to give birth! We wish Chris and his partner all the best with the arrival of their new baby.





Please make sure you have read our most recent NOTAMs:


- NOTAM ZULU: Continuous Flights

- NOTAM YANKEE: DTY CTA Transition Altitude Changes

- NOTAM XRAY: Choosing Alternate Airports



- Online Events - Fly UK Online Night's Update for March!


For March, we have decided to hold the weekly Online Night every Sunday night at 1800z. Hopefully this will be a convenient time for as many people as possible. To make it even more exciting, we have introduced our Touchdown Precision idea. For each event we publish a "goal" landing time at which everybody should aim to land at. The person who lands closest to the alloted time wins!


We rely on as many people as possibly flying to make them exciting and busy for everyone. Come on Teamspeak before and join in the chat - you'll find it's a great event where everybody get's chatting and has a great time. If you're quite new to Online Flying, our Training Academy are here to help you get going - these events are a perfect introduction for people new to the Online Flying world.


Fly UK Online Nights - Precision touchdown - All Networks:

- Hamburg to Zurich - 13th March - 1800z

- Zurich to Barcelona - 20th March - 1800z

- Barcelona to Gatwick - 27th March - 1800z


Early Morning Weekly Group Flights - IVAO:

- Multistart event to Salzburg - 12th March - Various start times - see event page for full details

- Paphos to Mykonos - 19th March - 0700z

- Jersey to Isle of Man - 26th March - 0700z


Flying Club

- Alps & S.France - 1430z - FSX multiplayer


For full information on any of the above events, please visit the event page via our events calendar.



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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:


The CEO Team - Chris Sutcliffe, Jeffrey Shen and Tom Hurrell

Email: ceo-team[at]flyuk.aero

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