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Dear Members,


Once again we have had another successful month of operations at Fly UK. During April, we had a steady stream of pireps and an increasing number of online flyers, thank you all for your continued support!




This month sees a variety of exciting news and plenty of events for you to get involved with. If you have any queries or suggestions for us then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us, we are always happy to hear your ideas.


Now onto this month...



- Summer Operations Begin




As May arrives, we are happy to announce Fly UK's 2010 summer operations. This schedule change sees the termination of our seasonal flights to winter destinations and the introduction of new summer holiday destinations. There are many changes to the full network. A huge amount of hard work has gone into these schedules by the operations department, so a large vote of thanks to them.


Please note that another update which will include scheduled (London Heathrow), cargo and ad-hoc flights will be released later in May.


Robert Allen, head of operations says, "We sincerely hope you enjoy the start of our new schedules. We have chosen a selection of new destinations coupled with some old favourites to offer a varied and interesting set of schedules for summer 2010. Of particular interest is our new set of European destinations from Southampton, a gateway to a summer in North Europe! "


For full details of all the new destinations, summer bases & focus hubs, please see our press release here:





- Screenshot Competition




Congratulations to UKV1859 - Paul Beal who was the winner of the April screenshot competition with his winning shot 'Breakthrough'. Paul won himself a UK2000 Xtreme scenery package. Well done!


The theme for the May screenshot competition is 'The Greek Islands'. For more information and to the enter the competition, please see the link below:





- Featured Destination - Hong Kong




Giving you a bit of a twist in operations, our new featured destination is Hong Kong. A huge financial city with lots to see and offer.


Find out about Hong Kong's history, airports, flight schedules, scenery, charts & more.


Read more: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=fe...destination_new



- Staff Team Changes


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frans Van Santbrink to our staff team. Frans will be assisting Tom Hurrell in the marketing department, as well as contributing to the overall running of Fly UK. We have a number of new projects in the pipeline now, so keep an eye out!


Furthermore, we also welcome Stuart McIntyre to the staff team, to help develop our VATSIM online operations. Along with Wygene Chong, our VATSIM online operations manager, we look forward to increasing the activity and numbers within our, already busy, VATSIM community.



- Real World Event - FSC 2010 Weston-Super-Mare


The 2010 flight sim convention is due to take place at the Helicopter Museum in Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of May.


Exhibitors include: RC Simulations, PC Pilot, Cockpit Sonic, Alpine Systems, Flight1, Saitek, Just Flight, Flightstore, VATSIM UK, IVAO UK, SkyHigh Radio and many more. Commercial aircraft, GA aircraft and helicopter's will also be on display.


Unfortunately Fly UK will not be attending as an official exhibitor this year. We are however still promoting the event and know a number of Fly UK members are planning on attending. We have therefore created an attendance list below so you can find out which other Fly UK members will be at the event for you to meet.


We will provide a lanyard with a Fly UK badge for all members who confirm their attendance before midnight on Tuesday 11th May. You will be able to pick lanyards up from one of the stands at the event, we will let you know as soon as we know which stand.


If you are planning on attending this event please reply to the thread in our forums so we can add you to the attendance list.





- May Online Events


As always, we have plenty to keep you busy online this month! We have released our full programme of online events for you to fly.


- 13th May - 1800z - IVAO Monthly Event - Balearic Islands to London Gatwick

- 15th May - 0600z - IVAO Weekly Event - Gibraltar to Ibiza

- 22nd May - 0600z - IVAO Weekly Event - Pisa to Luxembourg

- 29th May - 0600z - IVAO Weekly Event - Zante to Kos

- 30th May - 1000z - VATSIM Trial Morning Flight - Destination Christchurch


Events are a chance to fly together and meet other members of the Fly UK community. We look forward to flying with you.


More information on May's online events:





- IVAO Monthly Event




Join us this Thursday (13th May) for our monthly IVAO event. Fly from one of the Balearic Islands to London Gatwick. You can fly from Ibiza, Menorca or Majorca. We'll be departing at 1800z.


There are 3 different event booking pages for this event:


To book your flight from Menorca, please click here

To book your flight from Majorca, please click here

To book your flight from Ibiza, please click here


We look forward to seeing you there! Come and fly with your fellow pilots and support your virtual airline.



- VATSIM Trial Morning Event!




As we expand our VATSIM operations, we are keen to try new things to offer pilots an enjoyable range of events to experience. To start this, we are happy to announce an exciting event in Oceania. We will be flying inbound to Christchurch bright and early at 10z on Saturday 30th May 2010. For more information and suggestions for interesting routes with other members please visit the forum topic here:






Chris Sutcliffe - CEO



Adam Hillier - Vice CEO



On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team

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