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.
The big Club event in December is our traditional "Christmas
Caper", a month-long tour of somewhere different, somewhere flight
simmers might not immediately think of to explore. Further details
The new VATSIM voice system, launched on October, settled in
well for most Club members, though the complexities of the new
online server, Swift, continued to defeat a number of members.
Hopefully, modifications over time will make it easier to use
for members who prefer click-and-play solutions.
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
This year's Christmas Caper takes us to Papua-New
Guinea (PNG), a country rich in natural resources,
which account for two thirds of their export earnings.
Though PNG is filled with resources, the lack of
development led foreign countries to take over some sites.
Papua New Guinea gained much assistance from
Australia, and many countries such as Singapore, Japan
and China have also played a great part in PNG's expanding industry. In recent years Port Moresby has been
economically booming with substantial building
of housing, office towers, shopping malls and commercial
establishments. Sporting facilities were upgraded
significantly for the 2015 South Pacific Games, and further
development took place for the 2016 FIFA Under-20
Women's World Cup. Checkout the Briefing on the Monthly
The Events for 2020 will be published here shortly.
Also check the Monthly Events page for details of
our regular special events held every month. Each month we offer a new challenge, or simply a scenic flight through dramatic landscapes. Sometimes you get both!
Activities in December 2019
Hover the mouse over the Day to see the details.
Monday Nighters are in
Mongolia but their trips are on hold this month for
the Christmas Caper.
Johnson & Friends are touring RAF airfields throughout Dcember
Wednesdays: Lost somewhere in Mozambique
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 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.
Airfield Datasheet Updates
December 2019 Neville has completed updating the Club's airfield
After the Autumn Display on 15th November
at Gloucestershire Airport, all the participants except the
Lancaster and the Spitfire, gathered outside the Club hangar.
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.