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Flight Simulation in Light Aircraft

Welcome to CIX VFR CLUB!

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.

Latest News

Our members are naturally interested not only in flight simulation, but also in flight - yes - real flight. These stunning photographs are just two of a series which were taken at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford on July 20th by member Dean Kinch.

Club Nights

The Club runs informal group flights on every night of the week except Thursdays and Sundays 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.

August Event

Busy busy along the Manchester Low Level Route
Blackpool, Barton, Sleap and Hawarden airfields will be busy with traffic flying between each of them throughout the evening, traversing the Low Level Route. It is going to be busy! Checkout the Briefing on the Monthly Events page.

A Mammoth Eleven-year Journey

On Tuesday 4th December 2008, G-CIXO, a Dehavilland DHC6 departed Welshpool and headed north. After flying across to Norway and taking part in the 2008 Christmas Caper, she continued north, and after landing at the North Pole, flew on down through Canada to Vancouver. There she was flown along the Pan American Highway as part of that Club event, down to Guardiamarina Zanartu SCGZ at the southern tip of South America, arriving on 21st May 2018. Then she began the return journey, eventually flying up the eastern seaboard of the USA to Goose Bay, then followed the "normal" Atlantic crossing route for light aircraft via Greenland and Iceland, returning to Welshpool via Wick after over 10 years away from the UK, on August 12th 2019.
At the North Pole on skis 14/07/2010

Coming Up

Also check the Monthly Events page for details of our "Biggles Escapes the Enemy " event in September - Our hero flies a float plane through the Norwegian Fjords below the radar.

Activities in August 2019

Hover the mouse over the Day to see the details.

Mondays: Heading south through Siberia towards Mongolia

Tuesdays: Don Johnson & Friends are back in the UK after a delightful tour of Ireland

Wednesdays: Following the Pan American Highway South to North

Thursdays: Nothing scheduled

Fridays: Rotary Club - A tour of New York State following the official helicopter routes

Saturdays: Extreme Airports Worldwide

Sundays: Nothing Scheduled

Members Online

Whos Flying

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X-Plane Xperts

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.

April 2019

Screenshot Competition Winner
July 2019

David Roark - Len's Memorial Flight with one of his favorites the T6B.

Airfield Datasheet Updates

Neville is updating the Club's airfield data sheets. The latest batch (August 2019) include:


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.