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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

Happy New Year to all our members and visitors to this site. We look forward to you flying with us on our many events and other activities. If you are visiting this site as a Flight Simulation enthusiast, and have never experienced the challenges of visual flight, dead-reckoning navigation and small aircraft, why not join us. You can apply for membership on this page.

High Flight

Members very much enjoyed the challenges of flying small aircraft around high mountains during our December Christmas Caper. Author John Lygo had created a tortuous tour visiting a number of small airstrips buried among the valleys of Papua New Guinea's Bismarck, Owen Stanley and Gilbuna Ranges.  Managing fuel/air ratio with the mixture lever is critical to get the performance needed to fly at altitudes sometimes above 11,000ft. The following images show some of the members' flights.
(Click on the image below to scroll through the screenshots).
Papua New Guinea

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).


January Event

In January, we are continuing the theme of flying as high as it is possible in a light single engined aircraft.  This month we will be back in the UK, with a short flight from Clacton to Norwich and back. Howevetr, something goes wrong, so you will need your wits about you! Checkout the Briefing on the Monthly Events page.

Coming Up

The Events for 2020 are now listed on the Monthly Events page. The briefing for January is also now available via the link on that page.


Activities in January 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 in the North of England this month.

Wednesdays: Currently admiring the scenery in the middle of Africa

Thursdays: From January 9th, a special beginners night is being run with an emphasis on help and training rather than going somewhere.

Fridays: Rotary Club are touring the Caribbean

Saturdays: Nothing Scheduled

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 in 2020.

Training

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

December 2019

December 2019

Greg Jones - Steep approach into Tapini during the Christmas Caper

Airfield Datasheet Updates

Throughout January 2020 Neville is updating the Club's military aerodrome data sheets.

Members Online

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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.