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.
Happy New Year to all our members and visitors to this site.
We look forward to you flying with us on our many events and
other activities. If you are visiting this site as a Flight
Simulation enthusiast, and have never experienced the challenges
of visual flight, dead-reckoning navigation and small aircraft,
why not join us. You can apply for membership on this
Members very much enjoyed the challenges of flying small aircraft
around high mountains during our December Christmas Caper.
Author John Lygo had created a tortuous tour visiting a number
of small airstrips buried among the valleys of Papua New Guinea's
Bismarck, Owen Stanley and Gilbuna Ranges. Managing fuel/air
ratio with the mixture lever is critical to get the performance
needed to fly at altitudes sometimes above 11,000ft. The following
images show some of the members' flights.
on the image below to scroll through the screenshots).
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.
Commencing on Thursday January 9th we are running "workshop
flights" for new members and new pilots to ease them into
the world of on-line flying with other pilots and
Air traffic Control. It's the ATC that 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 actually available on
our other weekly flight nights, but Thursdays will
concentrate specifically on getting new pilots
airborne and comfortable in the on-line world).
In January, we are continuing the theme of flying
as high as it is possible in a light single engined
aircraft. This month we will be back in the UK,
with a short flight from Clacton to Norwich and
back. Howevetr, something goes wrong, so you will
need your wits about you! Checkout the Briefing
on the Monthly
The Events for 2020 are now listed on the Monthly Events
page. The briefing for January is also now available via
the link on that page.
Activities in January 2020
Hover the mouse over the Day to see the details.
Monday Nighters are continuing their tour of China.
Johnson & Friends are in the North of England this month.
Wednesdays: Currently admiring the scenery in the middle of Africa
January 9th, a special beginners night is being run
with an emphasis on help and training rather than going
Club are touring the Caribbean
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 creating new website material for X-Plane - tutorials,
aircraft, tips and tricks from the world-wide user base. We hope to launch these pages in 2020.
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 "newbie help nights" on Thursday evenings
commencing January 9th starting at 19:00UTC. We guarantee
that these evenings will be relaxed, fun and informative.
Join in on TeamSpeak. Other Informal training on specific
topics can also be arranged. Just post a request on
We can also run Radio Telephony courses, again modelled on
real world practice.
Click on the Training menu tab above for full details.
Screenshot Competition Winner
Airfield Datasheet Updates
Throughout January 2020 Neville is updating the Club's military
aerodrome data sheets.
Click on the icon above to see which of our club members are online now
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.