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Darren Hill

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Hi all!

With the restructuring of the Club, we are bringing back some GA events!!!!

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What are we looking for?
We want to know what you guys want to see on the general aviation stage! Suggestions can range from informal staff-ups all the way to periodic, formal events. I will pass suggestions on to the marketing team and will create periodic polls for the next event!

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Lewis Hammett

Fly out of places that is not just the most popular GA airfields such as Shoreham or Barton; so many great airfields around the UK. Scottish highlands to highlight. 

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David Waterman

Exciting! I was going to suggest this one in the next round of main events.

"The Scenic South Coast" Lydd to Lands End with options for stopping and to traverse the Solent airspace as well. I have a route somewhere, but ping me for that as I'm not sure where the bit of paper is I wrote it on...

"Sunday Funday" or "Weekend Warriors" Staff up a airfield like EGBJ and fill it with VFR circuits and local flying around just like what happens normally on a Sunday in those areas.

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LARs staff ups + FISO staff ups are always fun and appriciate. Could potentially do a UK tour of some sort with certain legs staffed (eg one day a week, the leg is staffed for a certain time) 

Im happy with anything VFR lol

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Callum Seabrook

I've been a part of an old FSX community for just over a year now, and every Sunday, they have this event called "Cessna Sunday", where everyone in the community comes together and only flys the Cessna 172 on pre-planned hops around a specific country. It's really fun and engaging, and we could probably do something similar, where we all get together in the same aircraft and just fly on pre-planned hops around the UK that can be suggested by members of the club. Also, having these airports staffed up with either A/G or AFIS operators, depending on the airport, would be really nice, not only for the pilots, but for controllers, as most S1's especially get their A/G and AFIS endorsement and then can't really do much with it as there's not enough traffic.

If anyone has anything they think could be done to improve the experience, I'm open to suggestions.

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Joe Cornelius

An afternoon where FISO/AG fields are staffed with some LARS units online also. Think this may give people the option to fly to lots of different airfields rather than having a set routing that everybody would follow.

Would be nice to have london/scottish info online also.

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Perhaps emulating MWM is the way to go? A weekly VFR/GA night and then once a month something a bit more unique (akin to the MWM "away" night at the end of the month). In terms of the monthly "special" you could have:

Fairly niche (but definitely growing in number) - London helicopter event with Battersea/Falcon/Ascot heliports open, Farnborough LARS + Thames.

Business jet event - Biggin/Farnborough/Northolt (perhaps a city pair event with somewhere like Geneva or Zurich?).

IFR "training" night - opening up the places you'd actually visit in a DA42 when you do your MEIR in the UK - Oxford/Gloucester/Cranfield/Cambridge or Shoreham/Lydd/Biggin/Southend.

The idea being that because it's a regular thing, people remember it's happening, and you actually get traffic (which is often what is lacking in our previous GA events 😅)

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Harry Downton

Thames Friday, that used to be quite good fun a few years ago.

They used to get CIX involved, bimbling along the South coast; LARS, Shoreham, Biggin Hill, Redhill, Stapleford etc, all used to light up.

Or, point to point, similar to other events. Shoreham > Le Touquet, Biggin Hill > Gamston, Gloucester > Barton, Blackpool > Cumbernauld. Can get plenty of coverage and plenty of traffic with the likes of CIX involved. Even more so with the detail of MS2020 currently being geared for more VFR.

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Joe Cornelius
On 21/11/2020 at 16:39, Chad Byworth said:

Fairly niche (but definitely growing in number) - London helicopter event with Battersea/Falcon/Ascot heliports open, Farnborough LARS + Thames.

+1 for the helicopter event :)

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