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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 around the United Kingdom and across the world, over a computer generated landscape made up of real photographs and within an Internet community environment. We currently have around 800 members, of whom 80 are currently active, in at least eleven countries, which reflects the world-wide appeal of aviation simulation. Our TeamSpeak forum now resides within the Digital Theme Park Community.

Latest News

VATSIM's Code of Conduct was updated in July 2022. They require we read and inwardly digest.

The Club now fully embraces Microsoft's FS2020, with a number of members regularly and some exclusively using this application for their flights. Development seems to be slow, but improving as more and more 3rd party developers introduce new aircraft and scenery products, especially now that they can upgrade their classics from other platforms. As we said last year, to have the broadest possible appeal, the existing FSX and P3D developers MUST be included in Microsoft's expansion plans. It would seem that this is now happening. The Club continues to welcome new members, as well as one or two returning dormant members. Welcome to them all.

If you are flying in the USA/Canada, make sure you are aware of VATUSA's trialing of real world Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF). See VATSIM's official announcement and there's a video linked in The Friday Rotary club thread on the forum.

The Members Online map that shows club members currently flying/controlling (linked further down the homepage), has been updated and fixed. If you find any issues with it, please report details in the forum.

June sees our first year with the Digital Theme Park community completed. I will pass onto Zoolander, on behalf of all members, our thanks for a very welcome introduction, great support and assistance in setting up our operation, which has continued throughout the last 12 months. Also, thanks to Norm for the initial introduction.


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.

On Wednesdays, as well as the evening tour, we operate lunchtime "on demand" workshop flights for new members and new pilots when there is a request for them, to ease them into the world of on-line flying with other pilots and Air traffic Control (ATC). It's the ATC that often 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 also available on our other weekly flight nights, but the workshop flights concentrate specifically on getting new pilots airborne and comfortable in the on-line world.

May's Event

The May 24 Star event.

This year's MAYHEM, centered on Humberside, was quite sucessful. The event was fully staffed (thank you Frank for stepping in). Tower and Approach at Humberside were kept very busy with Members flying in and out to the next AGRO field, as well as a number of IFR arrivals and departures. This also gave many members a chance to practice orbits! The forum post bear witness to how much pilots and controllers enjoyed the evening. Lesson learnt: when there is a likelihood of IFR traffic, no more than 3 'satellite' airfields.

June's Event

June 24 Star

The June 24 event is our take on an annual RW event at EGBK Sywell. Unfortunately, this years RW event has been cancelled, we believe, due to soggy grass - a problem we do not have. There is a separate event Data Sheet, a 'must read', due to the use of very specific arrival routes. The event will be opened to the wider VATSIM community, so it could get very busy. The event is ARRIVALS ONLY, except for emergency A/C. Please prepare for this event. If you get it wrong, announce, fly away and try again. Please read the Brief and the Data Sheet.

Activities in June 2024

Hover the mouse over the day to see the details.

Mondays: The Monday group expect to reach Cape Town this month, after a bit more mountain flying.

Tuesdays: To the west coast (Blackpool) and Wales, east to starter A/Fs for June 18th, the event at Sywell.

Wednesdays: The Wednesday group have followed the west coast of Mexico, towards Guatemala.

Thursdays:Nothing Scheduled.

Fridays: The Rotary group continue down the Chilean coast with trips into the Andes.

Saturdays:Nothing Scheduled.

Sundays:Nothing Scheduled


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 "new pilot help flights" on Wednesday lunchtime These flights are 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 on the Menu Bar for full details. We are looking for Assistant Flying Instructors

Scenes from Our Flights

Some of the spectacular views available when flying light aircraft, whether real world, or in a simulation. They reinforce our enthusiasm for this hobby.

April 2023

CIX Tigers in echelon right turn at Strathallan

Airfield Updates

Neville Munro's Airfield datasheets:

Members Online

Whos Flying

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.