The CIX VFR Club is a group of Flight Simulation enthusiasts who enjoy flying extremely realistic simulated light aircraft, chiefly around the United Kingdom, across a computer generated landscape made up of real photographs, and within an Internet community environment. We have around 700 registered members in 63 countries, which reflects the world-wide appeal of aviation simulation.
Members are eagerly awaiting the launch of VATSIM's brand
new voice technology, on Monday 14th October
2019. This new technology offers the amazing next level of immersion - "the dawn of the next generation of online flight simulation", say VATSIM.
Friday Nights "Rotary Club" has a steady group
of members trying the special challenge of flying with
the fan above you. Some are better at it than others,
but everyone is up for the challenge, led by our stalwart
Rotary leader from Albuquerque, David Roark. The latest
challenge has been to land on top of a group of ex-WWII
forts out in the North Sea, created by member John
Bray for X-Plane. Sadly, they aren't available for
Frank Fisher (M-UDAL nearest camera) lands neatly on the top of one of the seven towers which make up Redsands Fort, located at the mouth of the Thames Estuary. All these towers were previously connected by metal grate walkways.
The Club runs informal group flights on
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
at present. These are mostly tours of interesting
places with spectacular scenery, with the occasional
tricky landing thrown in. Whilst flying, members
enjoy informal chat and banter on our Teamspeak
channel, which makes these events very sociable.
New members are always very welcome on these tours, and
beginners are given all the help they need to get going.
The current tours are listed on the simple calendar on the
Your best friend is a keen photographer who has successfully
progressed to the final of an international aviation
photography competition. He needs a dramatic aerial
shot of Gatwick Airport's Runway 08 - better than this one for sure!. Your task is
to help him get his winner. Checkout the Briefing
on the Monthly
Also check the Monthly Events page for details of
our regular special events held every month. Each month we offer a new challenge, or simply a scenic flight through dramatic landscapes. Sometimes you get both!
Activities in October 2019
Hover the mouse over the Day to see the details.
Monday Nighters have left Russia and are now exploreing Mongolia
Johnson & Friends are touring the beautiful Western Isles
Wednesdays: Following the Pan American Highway South to North
Club - A coastal tour of the UK anticlockwise landing
on lighthouses and WWII forts among other things
Click on the icon above to see which of our club members are online now
More and more members are flying with X-Plane since the launch
of Version 11. X-Plane is constantly being updated with new
scenery, new and improved features. Starting in Autumn 2019, the Club's X-Plane experts are responding
to this by adding new website material for X-Plane - tutorials,
aircraft, tips and tricks from the world-wide user base.
Our September event was a re-enactment of a Biggles story in which he escapes the enemy in Norway by stealing a floatplane in Bodø harbour at dawn and weaving through the valleys and along the fjords below the mountain tops and radar to land near Stokka airfield. Peter successfully escaped in this Cessna 206 LN-FFF, a type he had never flown before.
Airfield Datasheet Updates
Neville is updating the Club's airfield data sheets.
The latest batch (September 2019) include:
EGCB Manchester Barton
EGCA Coal Aston
We offer two flight training courses: - a basic "get you
flying" course and a comprehensive General Flying
Course, which is modelled closely on the real world
Private Pilots Licence course. Informal training on
specific topics is also available by arrangement with the
Chief Flying Instructor.
We also run Radio Telephony courses, again modelled on
real world practice.
Click on the Training menu tab above for full details.
All About the Club
If you would like to know more about what we do, please browse this site at your leisure. A summary of what we do and why can be found
on this page.