Simply click this link which will take
you to the Club's forum sign in page. Click the "Register" option
from the main menu at the top left of the page. After
registering an account on the Forum, you will be contacted
by the Membership Secretary by email. On receiving your
reply, he will register you as a Member,
and explain how to access the club's TeamSpeak server. Help
completing the form.
What is VFR?
VFR is flying by reference to ground features, under Visual
Flight Rules (VFR) rather than autopilot and radio navigation.
Is it more fun? Is it more of a challenge than globe
trotting in big jets? Find out here.
Rules of Membership
The club tries to be as informal as possible outside the flying environment (which of course necessitates stricter discipline). The four main membership rules are set out below. However, please read the full club rules.
Members must subscribe to and read the Club's forum.
Full Members must take part in at least one club event every 3 calendar months, This rule will be administered with flexibility, as there may be reasons known to the club why this is not possible in some cases.
Lapsed members may of course re-apply to join the club.
Associate Club Membership
New members are joined as Associate Members. Associate
members are promoted to Full Membership after making a
qualifying Club Flight as defined in the Club
Membership is also given to anyone who does not take part
in at least one Club activity in a three-month period.
Full Club Membership
Associate members will be promoted to full membership as soon
as they have recorded a club flight. Full members are included
in the List of Full Members together with some
details of their club activity.
Code of Conduct
The club tries to be as professional as possible within the
Online Flightsim community, while being as informal as possible
outside the flying environment. The Club has produced
of Conduct for its members which not only sets out how members
should conduct their fights Online, but explains the reasons
why a Code of Conduct helps them to have as much fun as possible
in their online flying. Please read this document, and be ready
to deal with any Online situation in a professional
way, as you might in the real aviation world.
Why is CIX in the Name?
CIX (pronounced "kicks", by the way) was originally a subscription
based UK based conferencing system based on the same lines
as the American Compuserve. Launched in 1987, it long pre-dates
the Internet, Broadband and the phenomenon that is the World
Wide Web By
means of its own special "offline
members were able to discuss anything and everything in "conferences" downloaded
to their computers via dial-up modems. Conferencing
systems evolved into the Forums with their "topics" that
we use today. The founding members of
the club were all members of CIX, in the "Flight Simulator"
conference, which is where the club started in 2004. For
many years CIX continued to be a great source of information
and friendship to its members. In
2011 it was sold to ICUK and expanded into more broad telecoms
services. If you
wish to know more have a look at the
Wikipedia entry for CIX.