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.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of
our Chief Flying Instructor, Len Henning, very
suddenly on 14th June.
Len joined the Club in 2013 and very quickly made his mark as
a competent pilot, meticulous instructor and a good friend to
all those members who tune into TeamSpeak several evenings a
week. Len lived in South Africa, although, thanks to the clarity
of VOIP technology, he seemed to be in the same room as we all
exchanged stories of flying exploits, real and virtual, and had
a good laugh with him. He has left a huge hole in the Club,
and it will take us a long time to get over his loss.
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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
The Club has visited
Oshkosh several times over the years, once indeed
departing from the UK, and flying "across the pond" via
Iceland and Greenland in our small aircraft. Once
again, members are invited to take part in the exciting
flight into Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), in the
the state of Wisconsin, USA, replicationg and mimicking
the real world OSHKOSH event
which takes place this year from 22nd to 28th July. We
will be flying into Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)
on Tuesday 23rd July.
Check the Monthly Events page for details of our "Corridor
Carnage" event in August - flying through the Manchester
Low Level Route.
99 and Counting
Friday June 7th was a special day for the Club's oldest
member, who celebrated his 99th birthay on that
day. We held a Club celebration on his birthday,
featuring Woodvale Airport, where he learned to fly in 1961
in Forney Aircoupe G-ARHC, which is still flying. The
Aircoupe also landed on Southport Beach, which was
the original home of his first Flying Club, Southport
Activities in July 2019
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Mondays: Heading down through Siberia towards Mongolia
Johnson & Friends are back in the UK after a delightful tour of Ireland
Wednesdays: Following the Pan American Highway South to North
Club - A tour of New York State following the official
Saturdays: Extreme Airports Worldwide
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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.
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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.