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.
Our members are naturally interested not only in flight
simulation, but also in flight - yes - real flight.
These stunning photographs are just two of a series
which were taken at the Royal International Air Tattoo
at Fairford on July 20th by member Dean Kinch.
The Club runs informal group flights on
every night of the week except Thursdays and Sundays
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
Busy busy along the Manchester Low Level Route
Blackpool, Barton, Sleap and Hawarden airfields will be busy with traffic flying between each of them throughout the evening, traversing the Low Level Route. It is going to be busy! Checkout the Briefing on the Monthly
A Mammoth Eleven-year Journey
On Tuesday 4th December 2008, G-CIXO, a Dehavilland
DHC6 departed Welshpool and headed north. After flying
across to Norway and taking part in the 2008 Christmas
Caper, she continued north, and after landing at the
North Pole, flew on down through Canada to Vancouver.
There she was flown along the Pan American Highway
as part of that Club event, down to Guardiamarina Zanartu
SCGZ at the southern tip of South America, arriving
on 21st May 2018. Then she began the return journey, eventually
flying up the eastern seaboard of the USA to Goose
Bay, then followed the "normal" Atlantic
crossing route for light aircraft via Greenland and
Iceland, returning to Welshpool via Wick after over
10 years away from the UK, on August 12th 2019.
At the North Pole on skis 14/07/2010
Also check the Monthly Events page for details of
Escapes the Enemy " event
in September - Our hero flies a float plane through
the Norwegian Fjords below the radar.
Activities in August 2019
Hover the mouse over the Day to see the details.
Mondays: Heading south through Siberia towards Mongolia
Johnson & Friends are back in the UK after a delightful tour of Ireland
Wednesdays: Following the Pan American Highway South to North
Club - A tour of New York State following the official
Saturdays: Extreme Airports Worldwide
Click on the icon above to see which of our club members are online now
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 adding new website material for X-Plane - tutorials,
aircraft, tips and tricks from the world-wide user base.
Airfield Datasheet Updates
Neville is updating the Club's airfield data sheets.
The latest batch (August 2019) include:
We 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. Informal training on
specific topics is also available by arrangement with the
Chief Flying Instructor.
We also run Radio Telephony courses, again modelled on
real world practice.
Click on the Training menu tab above for full details.
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.