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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 around the United Kingdom and across the world, over a computer generated landscape made up of real photographs and within an Internet community environment. We currently have around 800 members, of whom 80 are currently active, in at least eleven countries, which reflects the world-wide appeal of aviation simulation. Our TeamSpeak forum now resides within the Digital Theme Park Community.

Another year draws to a close, busy as usual. Our thanks to the Digital Theme Park for their welcome and help. The Management Team wishes all members a happy Christmas and a better 2024.

Latest News

VATSIM's Code of Conduct, was updated in July 2022 - see their announcement for details.

The Club now fully embraces Microsoft's FS2020, with a number of members regularly and some exclusively using this application for their flights. Development seems to be slow, but improving as more and more 3rd party developers introduce new aircraft and scenery products, especially now that they can upgrade their classics from other platforms. As we said last year, to have the broadest possible appeal, the existing FSX and P3D developers MUST be included in Microsoft's expansion plans. It would seem that this is now happening. The Club continues to welcome new members, as well as one or two returning dormant members. Welcome to them all.

We are very happy with the new Teamspeak Server within the Digital Theme Park organistaion. Thank you Norm and Zoolander and team for their continued assistance The concensus is that we are very happy to be part of the DTP community.

The Members Online map that shows club members currently flying/controlling (linked further down the homepage), has been updated and fixed. If you find any issues with it, please report details in the forum.

The Club's Air Traffic Control manual gets an update! The manual that defines how we all operate with ATC when online has been brought up to date and now incorporates all the changes to RTF phraseology that have taken place in the real world since the last version as well as many other amendments to UK airspace descriptions and minor errors.


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.

On Wednesdays, as well as the evening tour, we operate lunchtime "on demand" workshop flights for new members and new pilots when there is a request for them, to ease them into the world of on-line flying with other pilots and Air traffic Control (ATC). It's the ATC that often 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 also available on our other weekly flight nights, but the workshop flights concentrate specifically on getting new pilots airborne and comfortable in the on-line world.

November's Event

This years Club Airshow was attended by 15 members who were treated to an excellent display, put together by Ben, thanks Ben. An opening, exiting sequence by the BBMF Group was followed by an impressive series of aircraft, displayed by Colin's amazing flying skills. The Tiger Group then treated us to a review of the team's development over the year. A most impressive series of displays, well done, the Tigers. Thank you to all who participated.

December's Event

The Christmas Caper is a tour, north along the East Coast of Australia, including some very challenging airfields and strips (mostly dirt). The challenge, this year, is the distance and surrounding scenery, which some members will want to explore. Excellent first event by Daan, if a bit long in original form, thanks Daan.

Activities in December 2023

Hover the mouse over the day to see the details.

Mondays: The Monday group are currently exploring Botswana, southern Africa.

Tuesdays: After a break to attend the airshow, the Tuesday group continue north.

Wednesdays: The Wednesday group continue their love of flying in the mountains of Idaho.

Thursdays:Nothing Scheduled.

Fridays: The Rotory group are taking a break for Christmas and the Christmas Caper. Re-starting in Alaska on 5th January

Saturdays:Nothing Scheduled.

Sundays:Nothing Scheduled


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 "new pilot help flights" on Wednesday lunchtime These flights are 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 on the Menu Bar for full details. We are looking for Assistant Flying Instructors

Scenes from Our Flights

Some of the spectacular views available when flying light aircraft, whether real world, or in a simulation. They reinforce our enthusiasm for this hobby.

April 2023

CIX Tigers in echelon right turn at Strathallan

Airfield Updates

Neville Munro's UK airfield datasheets:

Members Online

Whos Flying

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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.