On most evenings of the week, members gather at an aerodrome and on TeamSpeak to fly and chat, making these evenings very sociable and great fun. These activities are planned and discussed in the forum, which is open to club members only. Some of these trips are short lived, but others turn into long running flights across continents. The more structured or recently active informal events are listed here with links to relevant forum topics for club members. New members and rookie pilots are all welcome. The activities are all very relaxed, and new pilots can learn a lot on these eveneings.
Mel's Mad Mondays - A regular Monday evening flight started by Mel Kirk originally to help beginners, but now transformed into another of the Club's classic continental tours.. This group has a very large forum topic, so scroll to the end to find the current activities. The current series is a tour of Turkey.
Don Johnson and Friends - Regular Tuesday evening group flights around the UK and Ireland.
Wednesday Tours The current trip is across the northern Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Occasionally members are having to land on the natural terrain and camp, as there are no airfields within range of our small aircraft. Elevations are extreme too, at 13,000ft or higher. It all adds to the fun and challenge.
Thursday is a night for members to please themselves, as currently no Club activities take place then. However, Our CFI runs beginner sessions on Thursday afternoons by request. Members can post their requests for such help on the Forum.
Friday Rotary Club - Those members who like a different challenge can fly helicopters round the mountains and through the valleys of the more scenic parts of the planet. Whether you are good enough to land on a ten-pence piece, or just somewhere within the airfield boundary, do join in this adventure. It will challenge fixed-wing pilots enormously, but perseverance is the name of the game.
Saturdays - There are currently no organised group flights on Saturdays.
Sundays - a DIY day (or a day of rest).
Don't forget to complete your PIREP in order to collect your STARS
If you have an idea for an event, why not email the Director of Operations to discuss it?