The club has selected three Base Airfields at which ATC cover is regularly provided particularly on the assigned club nights. Most controllers who provide this cover are also club members, and are often available on the club TeamSpeak facility to assist when needed. Some planned activities taking in Base Airfields are advertised in the club forum each week.
Roving Base Airfield
Every three months the Events Manager nominates a new "Roving Base" airfield at which ATC cover is frequently provided. This counts the same as a Base Airfield.
Two Guest Airfields are published each month on the Locations page for members to visit during the month.
From January 2015, every month, until January 2016, two groups of Farm Strips were assigned following the route described under Operations on the Farm Strips page. This tour may still be undertaken with each group of three farm strips qualifying for a star. However, only one farm star can be won each month.
Details of our assigned Base Airfields and Farm Strips can be found under Operations on the Locations page.
Each month, an event is organised by the Club, usually with briefings published on the web site. These events are called Monthly Events, or Star Events for the simple reason that members taking part in them on the published date or range of dates each month will be awarded a Star. A Star Event involving one of the Club Bases may attract two Stars, one for the Event and a one for the Base, provided that only one Star is awarded per month for each base. Event details can be found under Operations on the Monthly Events page.
2-4-CIX Display group practices and displays are flown using JoinFS for practical reasons connected to the latency of VATSIM servers which are not conducive to accurate manoeuvring in close proximity to other aircraft. Each pilot taking part in a Club organised Display may claim a display (DISP) star. Spectators at Displays may also claim a DISP star. Full details of this scheme may be found on the 2-4-CIX pages.
Flights and tours organised informally by members among themselves may be endorsed as Club Events, provided that they are advertised on the forum, and at least three members agree to take part. However, unless they are managed by the Club Events Manager and re-designated as Star Events, they will not attract a Star.
This is defined for Star award purposes as two members linking their computers together while running Flight Simulator, with one connected to VATSIM or IVAO, with either of them able to take control of the aircraft they are flying. Flights using JoinFS qualify as long as at least one member is connected to VATSIM or IVAO.