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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, 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.

Latest News

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 below.
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.

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.

December Event

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 Events page.
Papua New Guinea
Weaving through the mountains of Papua New Guinea

Coming Up

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.

Mondays: The Monday Nighters are in Mongolia but their trips are on hold this month for the Christmas Caper.

Tuesdays: Don Johnson & Friends are touring RAF airfields throughout Dcember

Wednesdays: Lost somewhere in Mozambique

Thursdays: Nothing scheduled

Fridays: Rotary Club are touring the Caribbean

Saturdays: Nothing Scheduled

Sundays: Nothing Scheduled

X-Plane Xperts

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.

Training

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 data sheets.

November 2019

Screenshot Competition Winner
November 2019

Peter Dodds - After Show Party

After the Autumn Display on 15th November at Gloucestershire Airport, all the participants except the Lancaster and the Spitfire, gathered outside the Club hangar.

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.