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.
With the coronavirus lockdown enforcing us all to stay indoors, we invite any and all Flight Simulator enthusiasts who have never experienced the challenges
of visual flight, dead-reckoning navigation and small aircraft, to join us. We run tours and events most evenings of the week, and you can also often find members online during the day. You can apply for membership on this
The Club has established several group activities,
and featuring prominently among them are our Aerobatic
and Display Teams, dubbed "2-4-CIX" ( Hard "C" as
in "Cat" Not soft "C" as in "Circus").
One of the teams is the "Tigers", a display team of anything
from three to nine Tiger Moths in the Club's distinctive
display team livery. Display flying involves challenging
manoeuvres, often in close proximity to other aircraft,
so the Tigers fly mainly fly simple formation patterns
for members new to display flying to devolop these exciting
Some then go on to fly more advanced manoeuvres with
our Chipmunk of CAT teams. To whet the appetite of visitors
to our site, here is a short
video showing off our Tigers prowess. If you are a visitor
to this site and fancy joining them, or any other Club activity,
simply apply for Club Membership here.
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 right.
Commencing on Thursday January 9th we are running "workshop
flights" for new members and new pilots to ease them into
the world of on-line flying with other pilots and
Air traffic Control. It's the ATC that gets new pilots
all nervous, just the same as in the real world,
and these sessions are designed to help overcome
nerves. (Similar help is actually available on
our other weekly flight nights, but Thursdays will
concentrate specifically on getting new pilots
airborne and comfortable in the on-line world).
April's event is another of our "difficult airport" challenges.
We will fly from thropugh the beautiful Bavarian
Alps, land at, and subsequently
departure from Innsbruck (LOWI), visit Switzerland’s
highest airport Samedan (LSZS) with its challenging
winds; before finally landing at a very difficult private
airfield in Italy, Locher (LILX). Checkout
the Briefing on the Monthly
May's event has adapted a Real World flying competition
for the Club's simulator pilots. It is guaranteed
to be huge fun. The Briefing is on the Monthly Events page.
Activities in April 2020
Hover the mouse over the Day to see the details.
Monday Nighters are continuing their tour of China.
Johnson & Friends are touring the Outer Hebrides.
admiring the scenery in the middle of Africa, from
Kenya to Ethiopia. 2-4-CIX Tigers practice night too.
Thursdays:Our Chief Flying Instructor hopes to be on the Club TeamSpeak most Thursday evenings to help beginners.
Club are touring the Caribbean
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 creating
new website material for X-Plane - tutorials,
aircraft, tips and tricks from the world-wide user base. We
hope to launch these pages later in 2020.
We welcome our new Chief Flying Instructor, Max Symons.
Max has been a member for many years, running our 2-4-CIX
display teams. He has now taken on this additional role.
We normally 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. However, one-to-one
training availability is currently limited, so we are
running "newbie help nights" on Thursday evenings
commencing January 9th starting at 19:00UTC. We guarantee
that these evenings will be relaxed, fun and informative.
Join in on TeamSpeak. Other Informal training on specific
topics can also be arranged. Just post a request on
We can also run Radio Telephony courses, again modelled on
real world practice.
Click on the Training menu tab above for full details.
Screenshot Competition Winner
Neville Munro's UK airfield datasheets were updated again in March.
Don't forget to download and install the Lochar Airfield
scenery for our April Event. Checkout the Briefing on the Monthly
Click on the icon above to see which of our club members are online now
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.