Luxury Airways
                  Flying Club

The General Aviation Flying Club for Luxury Airways members.  
Take a break from airline flying and hop into a light plane or helicopter and either go solo or for more fun, join other members flying VFR online on multiplayer. You’ll have a personal log-book if you wish to log your flights as you go. We hold informal VFR events, wherever FS will take us. Serious fixed-wing training is also available from one of our qualified PPL instructors.


Next Flying Club Event

We Will be In The Philippines

  • Wed, 04 Jan 2023 at 1930z
  • FSD Server

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Wednesday Evening Group Flight

Remember, we also have a weekly informal gathering/flight, every  Wednesday evening on the UKATC Teamspeak – head down to the Midweek room. New members always welcome and we’re happy to help solve problems or answer questions.

FAQ – Flying with the Flying Club

How Do I Join The Flying Club?

Just file a Flying Club PIREP. – if you fly one each month your name will stay in the Active Members list. However, if you enjoy general aviation flying why not consider flying with us on our regular Wednesday evening flights which are detailed in the Flying Club forum under Flight Information – or join us on one of our monthly events.

What Aircraft Can I Fly?

Any civilian  single engine or light twin piston powered prop of under 2,722kg (6,000lbs) empty weight.

How Do I File A Flying Club Pirep?

LuxCars Will record your flight and file your pirep. Choose ‘Start Flying Club Flight’ from the dropdown.

What Type Of Flights Can I File?

The Same rules as for Scheduled flights apply i.e. single continuous flights starting and finishing at the gates/parking with the engines turned off. En-route touch and go’s should not be recorded as separate flights. LuxCars will record as a continuous flight until you park and switch off.

Do Flying Club Pireps Keep Me Active?

All FC PIREPs, over 1 hour duration, will keep your active status

What Type Of Flights Can I File?

The Same rules as for Scheduled flights apply i.e. single continuous flights starting and finishing at the gates/parking with the engines turned off. En-route touch and go’s should not be recorded as separate flights. LuxCars will record as a continuous flight until you park and switch off.

Message from the Flying Club Team

If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact the Flying Club Team.

  • – Flying Club Manager

We look forward to flying with you soon!

FAQ – Flying

Do I Have To Fly VFR?

No, but you’ll enjoy it a lot more if you do. 
You MUST Fly VFR During The UKATC Sessions.

Can I Use The GPS/Navaids ETC?

Yes. Anything That is Available in your cockpit

You MUST use the Navaids for the UKATC Sessions…

Can I Use The Autopilot?

Yes. But Use It Sparingly And Only Use It When It Is Appropriate.

Can I Use External Aids Like LittleNavMap or Plan-G?

Yes, but, with the same notes as for flying with the GPS and the AP. For group flying these are recommended for situational awareness.

Where Can I Find The Flightplan/Routes Etc?

There aren’t any formal flight plans . It’s part of the fun to work that out for yourself. Any Special events and Wednesday / Sunday evening flights Will give a suggested route with touch and goes on the way in Plan G format but the route A to B to C is up to you

Teamspeak 3

This is the software we use to communicate via voice. We encourage all members to come onto Teamspeak when flying around on the UKATC FSD server, there is a Flying Club channel on the Teamspeak server especially for this. You’ll be able to meet and talk to other members who maybe flying around at the same time.

FAQ – Online

What Server Do You Use For Online Flights?

The UKATC FSD server is used for our regular flights but you can use Vatsim or MSFS online if you fly yourself.

Do Flying Club Events Have ATC?

Sometimes This will available of our FSD server but mostly it is self administered by Pilots communicating and advising intentions and locations as needed

What Time Are The Flying Club Informal Sessions?

Every Wednesday from 7:30pm UK local time.

What Are The Flying Club Teamspeak Rooms For?

The Club Room is for general chit-chat. There may be times when an in-flight radio room is available for when we’re flying.

Please DO NOT use this room unless you are actually participating in a session.

What Callsign Should I Use?

Anything suitable but do not use your Luxury pilot ID. Most pilots use the callsign G-FC??, where the last two letters are your initials. We generally abbreviate this to just the initials.
Please check for callsigns already in use by club members and for more info.
You CAN use your Luxury Pilot ID for UKATC Sessions…


Online Flying

UKATC FSD – We encourage all members to come and fly for the flying club online, this way you’ll see others and have some traffic. Flying offline VFR with no traffic can be a bit boring. To connect to the FSD server you will need Swift for P3d and MSFS and FSINN for FSX installed. Click the ‘Training & Help’ button above for a PDF guide on how to setup the software, alternatively you can book a course with the Training Academy.

VATSIM – You can also fly online on VATSIM. When doing so, you will need to use your aircraft registration as your callsign, not your LAW pilot ID for a VFR flight.

FAQ – Technical

What Software Do I Need For Online Flights?

You need the correct version of Swift or FSInn with the FSD proxy as well as Teamspeak (version 3). 

Other Pilots Dont Show The Correct Aircraft . What Is Wrong?

Nothing is wrong. model matching depends on the aircraft you have in your hanger and SWIFT/FSINN model matching rule which will try to display other people’s aircraft from your own local hangar or the default model you have set .

Other Pilots Planes Look Like Their Engines Are Not Running/Chocks On The Taxiway. What Is Wrong?

Nothing is wrong.  software will sometimes do this and should sort itself out when the other aircraft starts moving.

Other Pilots Dont Show The Correct Aircraft . What Is Wrong?

Nothing is wrong. model matching depends on the aircraft you have in your hanger and SWIFT/FSINN model matching rule which will try to display other people’s aircraft from your own local hangar or the default model you have set .

What Time Should I Use In The Simulator?

Unless O therwise Specified, Set Your Simulator Time To Live Time In The Simulator Menu.

What Weather Should I Use In The Simulator?

Unless O therwise Specified, The recommended method is to set your simulator weather to real world weather . If this weather is inappropriate (i.e. below VMC minima) then you can  change to CAVOK or clear skies as appropriate to your particular weather engine .

Do I Need Anyother Software?

Plan G (freeware) from http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/ is good for situational awareness because you can see other pilots on the server within your map. Little Navmap provides a similar service