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Latest News & Updates for Members -August 2019

Posted 01 Aug 2019



Dear Members,

Lots going on here at Fly UK , new website is beding in nicely , and  we have some new changes in the staff too see below.

Last month's activity at Fly UK saw an average of 292 unique pilots per week filing a PIREP in July. We received 1,838 Mainstream PIREPs, 896 Tour PIREPs and 499 Flying Club PIREPs. 

Staff
Kevin Peters has stood down from staff due to real world and work, he was in charge of Nordic operations and has done brilliant work getting this up and running from inception. Katrina and Matthew will take over the running and development of this brand.
Stefano Biasiotti has been promoted from assistant Online Manager to Online Event Manager; he continues to give us all more opportunities to fly together on all the networks available. WELL DONE Stefano.
Richard Jones remains on staff but steps back to assist Stefano, as he has less time now with his new job, Thanks Richard for all your efforts to date.
Matt Crick joins the staff team in the role of Community manager. Matt already does excellent work with members and this new role builds on that.

Operations
All flights to and from Kiev have been updated to serve UKBB Boryspil International Airport from the previous smaller regional airport. All flights to and from Istanbul have been updated to serve LTFM Istanbul Airport following the closure of Ataturk.
Fly2 FL2016/17 service form LGW will now operate to Paphos instead of Larnaca
Aurora has undertaken a partnership with a Las Vegas Tour company to link the Resorts with the Grand Canyon, Lake Tahoe and beyond. Service will be from KLAS with the DHC-6 Twin Otter.

Documentation
Our popular Oceanic Flying & ATC Communication document has been updated to version 1.2 following our first test of Oceanic procedures last month, and now includes a 'Typical Mistakes' section. The Transatlantic Radio Operations check sheet has also been updated - it is now a PDF document which when printed, can be used as a template for documenting the necessary information for each such flight. Both are available from the Online Flying section here.
Following on from Notam DELTA, we have designed a notepad that will enable our online pilots prepare the information required for good flightplanning and ATC communications, We would like all our online pilots FSD, VATSIM and IVAO flyers to use it as a standard procedure. To this scope a new document, the "pilot's notepad" has been released. The Notepad will be available soon for download on the website.

Flying Club
Two new Tours have been added this month - one for Spain, the other for Portugal and a small ad-hoc tour for bush flying along the Congo
This month, our Wednesday Flying Club flights, held on the FSD server, will be a mixed collection based on individual US States: 
Wed 07 August  2019 at 1800z Washington State 
Wed 14 August 2019 at 1800z Michigan State
Wed 21 August 2019 at 1800z Texas 
Wed 28 August 2019 at 1800z Idaho 
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 0600z and repeated on VATSIM, Tuesday at 1830z and Thursday at 1300z. 
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 1230z and we will now be deciding the flight details just 30 minutes before the event, so we can select airports with ATC. Please see the Event Calendar
FSD/VATSIM
Week 1  Palermo to Venice navigating using 'VOR's only' event
Week 2 Venice to Skyathos - a scenic route
Week 3 Skyathos to Reggio Calabria - with its difficult approach
Week 4  Reggio Calabria to Calvì - famous for its approach to runway 36

Please visit our Online Events page for more information or to register your attendance.

Screenshot Competition - Sponsored by UK2000 Scenery
The winner of the July Screenshot Competition is UKV3373 - Stuart Hyett with "Sun, Sea, Sand & Souvlaki here we come". Congratulations Stuart!
Remember that the best shots of the month will be used to promote the IVAO Sunday events 
The theme for the August Screenshot Competition is "Distant Shores". For more information and how to the enter the competition, please see the link below:
 
August Competition -
Distant Shores



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