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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.

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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 page.

Tiger Team

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 skills.   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.


Club Nights

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).


June Event

June's event celebrated the 100th birthday of our most Senor member - a man who saw service in World War two as a Merchant Navy radio operator and learned to fly in the 1960s at Woodvale. He was one of the earliest private pilots to gain a full Instrument Rating, and flew regularly both in the UK and in the USA. Members departed Woodvale RAF station, where John learned to fly in 1961 and fly a crosscountry tour as close to 100 nautical miles as they could.  Member Ben King won the day, flying 103.2nm.

July Event

July's event is once again a visit to Oskosh in the USA, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual gathering, which, you will be unsurprised to learn, is not talking place this year.  We can still run a virtual version!   The Briefing is on the Monthly Events page.


Activities in July 2020

Hover the mouse over the Day to see the details.

Mondays: The Monday Nighters are continuing their tour of China.

Tuesdays: Don Johnson & Friends are touring the England east of the Pennines.

Wednesdays: Visiting Turkey and Iran this month.

Thursdays:Our Chief Flying Instructor hopes to be on the Club TeamSpeak most Thursday evenings to help beginners.

Fridays: Rotary Club are rescuing people in Austria - a themed adventure series from IVAO.

Saturdays: Helicopter Basic Training sessions in the afternoons so our US members can join in.

Sundays: Nothing Scheduled

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 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.

Training

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 the forum.
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

April 2020

April 2020

Neville Munro - Could have gone over the top, this way is more interesting

Airfield Updates

Neville Munro's UK airfield datasheets were updated again in July.

Members Online

Whos Flying

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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.