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Latest News & Updates for Members - July

UKV1121 - Chris Sutcliffe

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Dear Members,


We hope you are enjoying your summer of flying with Fly UK! Thank you for continuing to fly with us. Here is our latest news and updates for members. We hope you will find the time to give it a good read.


At Fly UK we really value your feedback. The team are always striving to come up with new features and ideas to make sure that when you choose to fly, you choose to fly with a UKV callsign and you enjoy your flight sim experience. If you have any comments or suggestions on what more we can do to keep you flying UKV, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.


June was another great month in terms of activity at Fly UK. 379 unique pilots filed a pirep in June. We received 1348 mainstream pireps, 485 tour pireps and 18 flying club pireps. 21 pilots completed tours in June.




Also, well done to the following members who flew to Cape Town and/or Johannesburg and back and recieved the 2010 World Cup award.


UKV1210 - Carl Tillotson

UKV1233 - Robert Wells

UKV1247 - Doug Bordelon

UKV1266 - Anthony Cochrane

UKV1338 - Dave Neale

UKV1362 - Kieron Summers

UKV1390 - Pete Gill

UKV1395 - John Smith

UKV1429 - Stuart Mcintyre

UKV1444 - William Silvey

UKV1615 - Mark Fitzgerald

UKV1706 - Brian North

UKV1860 - Michael Shere-Massey

UKV1917 - Steven Ballance

UKV2054 - Spiro Katerelos

UKV2066 - David Campbell

UKV2083 - Jim Schilling


If you flew to Cape Town and/or Johannesburg and back for the World Cup and haven't yet received your award, please email human.resources[at]flyuk.aero



- Summer Sim 2010 - RAF Cosford




Fly UK are pleased to announce that we will be an official exhibitor at the Summer Sim 2010 event at the RAF Museum Cosford, taking place all day on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August 2010.


Astrasim Expo Ltd present the UK's largest gathering of developers and publishers from across the globe. Add to that the thousands of enthusiasts with everyone from ATC to Virtual Airlines attending. This promises to be one of the largest events this year.


We are interested to hear from any members who may have contacts within the printing/design industry as we will require some printing for leaflets/banners, but as a Non-Profit organisation must seek to find the cheapest possible way of doing this. Please email the CEO if you are able to assist with this.


For further information, or to tell us you will be attending the event, please see: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=pr...ease&id=571



- We're Recruiting - Operations Manager




Want to take your Fly UK membership to the next level? We are currently looking to recruit an operations manager to join our team. If you're interested in this position, please follow the link below to find out more about being part of the staff team, roles and responsibilities of the position and details of how to apply. The closing date is Friday 30th July 23:59z.


See: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=pr...ease&id=572



- Staff Team Changes


It gives us great pleasure to welcome UKV2039 - Carl Smith to our staff team. Carl has joined the staff team as a TA instructor, so will be taking one2one training sessions for the Training Academy who recently celebrated its 1500th training session! We wish Carl the best of luck in his new position.


We would also like to thank Mike Higgins who has decided to step down from his staff position on the Fly UK staff team. Mike has contributed a large amount of time helping other members through the Training Academy and his advice and assistance will be missed. We are happy that Mike will be remaining a member of Fly UK, and will now be able to concentrate on his flying! Mike also plans to help out with aircraft downloads and creating scenery for the weekly events.



- Flying Club


We are happy to announce that we have made a number of improvements to our Flying Club.

The main Flying Club web page has been updated to make it easier to use & find the relevant information. You can view this page here: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=fc_home


Included in the new pages is a roster (Select "Roster" from the top menu) which shows all the members who have flown with the Flying Club within the last month. We hope this will help allow members to meet & get in touch to share Flying Club flights.


Further to this, we announced that Flying Club pireps over the duration of 1 hour will now keep a pilot active in the system. For full details & information on this, please see our pilot handbook here: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index1.php?page=p...dbook&id=17



- Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery




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


The theme for the July screenshot competition is 'Fly UK bases in the UK'. For more information and to the enter the competition, please see the link below:





- Open Meeting


A big thank you to all the members who attended our Open Meeting during June. It is always positive to see so many members together, providing positive feedback towards Fly UK. We have released a Press Release to highlight & respond to the points members raised - we hope you find this useful if you were unable to attend: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=pr...ease&id=567



- July Online Events




If you fly online on IVAO or VATSIM, why not come along and fly with other Fly UK members at one of our events this July? As always, we have plenty of events planned for you to enjoy. Events are a great opportunity to fly together, normally with full ATC, meet other members/staff and have a good get together!


Weekly Events - Every Saturday at 07.00z:


- Sat 10th July - 07.00z - Delhi to Hyderabad

- Sat 17th July - 07.00z - Hyderabad to Mumbai

- Sat 24th July - 07.00z - Mumbai to Bhopal

- Sat 31st July - 07.00z - Bhopal to Kathmandu


IVAO Fly-In Events:


- Thurs 8th July - 18.30z - Brussels to Glasgow


VATSIM Fly-In Events:


- Sun 11th July - 12.00z - Morning Flight - Japanese Delights!

- Sun 18th July - 09.00z - New Pilots Day - Birmingham to Cardiff


Flying Club Events:


- 16th July - 18.30z - Evening Flight - Fly UK - Flying Club visit Rio-de Janiero! - FSX



- New to Online Events?


If you have never attended an online event at Fly UK before, why not give it a go this month? There are plenty to choose from. You should find all the information you need on the online events page, if not, please do not hesitate to message a member of staff, post in the forums, or come and speak to us on Teamspeak.


Remember we meet on Fly UK Teamspeak before every online event, make sure you pop on to meet the rest of the guys and say hello, it is also a great chance to ask any questions or check information prior to the event beginning!


We look forward to flying with you! For more information on July's online events, please see: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=pr...ease&id=570



- IVAO Online Operations




As always, IVAO gets quite a bit of attention from our members! It has been a busy month for June, with our Weekly Events on Saturdays having taken us from Malaga to Mahon, Budapest to Genoa, Liverpool to Hamburg and Melbourne to Sydney, and our own monthly event from London Heathrow to Amsterdam as well as an IVAO hosted VA Event which took us from our very own Leeds Bradford to Milan!


As for July, the excitement does not stop! The Weekly Flights are going on a tour within Pakistan and India, flying from Delhi to Hyderabad, then to Mumbai, then Bhopal and ending the month in Kathmandu. This should be exciting and different from the regular schedule of flights and pilots are strongly recommended to join us on these flights as they are usually filled with lots of fun and banter!


For a more UK based event, our monthly flight sees us flying from Brussels to Glasgow on the 8th which should be a nice short hop for us to relax after a long day at work for most of us. Remember, if you are planning on attending any events, please confirm your attendance.


UKV activity on IVAO continues to increase, its great to see so many UKV's on the Eye, please keep it up and we hope you continue to enjoy flying with Fly UK on IVAO!



- VATSIM Online Operations




What a fantastic month it's been in the VATSIM world. First we had Mid Summer Madness, where Fly UK got to participate as a group flight to Ireland. Then came the World Cup flight, where we ferried eager passengers all the way down to South Africa. Surprisingly, this event drew 7 pilots, which was unexpected for such a long haul. Well done especially to UKV2054 - Spiro Katerelos who turned up on the right departure time! June ended with the inaugural VATSIM New Pilots Day, where 8 eager pilots, both beginners and veterans, dazzled controllers at Birmingham with their flying skills (apart from a few minor incidents...).


General VATSIM online flying has also had quite an excellent month. Under the watchful eye of staff, we've seen an increase in the number of people using correct callsigns. Alternates remain a bit shaky (remember to put one in your flight plan for every mainstream flight you do online); no doubt we'll get there by the end of summer. Europe continues to be our most popular destination for VATSIM fliers, despite an increase in the number of people doing Australian and American flights.


We're also happy to announce that in June, our Vroute community soared to 80+ pilots, breaking an all time record for our airline. Next target, one hundred!


Now looking to July, we have another whirlwind of flights for you to experience, from across the world in Japan, to a traditional Heathrow to Amsterdam Run. Enjoy your summer of flying on VATSIM!



- Web & Systems Update


Our web and systems team have been busy making updates to the site throughout June and our new flight tracking software is progressing very well. We have 10 members helping us test the first version of the software.


The Current Flights map on the Flight Operations (FOP) page which shows pilots flying on IVAO & VATSIM has been updated. The page now has different coloured lines for flights on the different networks. We are also in the final stages of completing a new map feature for the logbook page. This new feature will show all the destinations a pilot has flown to on a map. We hope you will enjoy this new feature, we think its quite interesting, especially for highly ranked pilots with lots of flights.



- Fly UK / Empora Codeshare Terminated


Fly UK regrets to inform all members that the codeshare agreement between Fly UK and Empora Virtual has been terminated with immediate effect. All Empora flights and aircraft have been removed from the Fly UK system.


CEO of Fly UK Chris Sutcliffe commented: "I am sad to see that Empora Virtual has not been able to resolve their recent problems which has now resulted in the temporary closure of the VA. The codeshare flights have been very popular with pilots at Fly UK but due to the uncertain future of Empora Virtual it is not viable for us to continue with the codeshare agreement. Our operations team are actively searching for an alternative US carrier to setup a codeshare agreement with, we hope to be in a position to bring you news about a new codeshare very soon."



- In-Flight Entertainment Updated for July!




Our selection of in-flight entertainment has been updated. From Top Gear to Michael McIntyre to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, there's something for everyone this July onboard Fly UK! In-Flight Entertainment can be accessed via the Fly UK In-Flight Services (IFS) kneeboard.


For full information see: http://www.flyuk.aero/en/index.php?page=in...&?tabtabs=0





Chris Sutcliffe - CEO



On behalf of the Fly UK Staff Team

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