PA 28 Archer II joins the fleet

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Welcome G-SAPI!

We are lucky to be able to make available this well-appointed, clean and tidy Archer II. G-SAPI has to be one of the nicest- flying PA28s ever! Available to Elite Members for online booking. Happy days!

 

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Wednesday Evening Ground School

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Can you spot yourself in the photo? If not, why not…..?!

This photo was secretly taken on a Wednesday evening at Fenland.

The Clubhouse at Fenland is host to the most informative and stimulating Ground School lectures on all things aviation and PPL; invaluable not only for students but for post PPLs alike. So if you’re serious about your flying, come along and top up your knowledge base and become a better pilot!

Wednesdays 1830 til 2100 in the Clubhouse, everyone welcome, food and drink available.

Remember, knowledge is power…..power is thrust….thrust equals drag………….you may come away £10 lighter, but your spirits will be lifted…..why weight……………….?

Please ring the Flying School for the Topic of the Week. Look forward to seeing you all there.

 

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Isle of Man

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Here we are on our trip to a bright and breezy Isle of Man.

Despite a medium to poor forecast, 4 aircraft out of the original 11 who planned to go, decided to brave the elements and managed to arrive at the welcoming Ronaldsway airport. Well done to Liam and Andy, 2 low-hours students, who both flew one leg each under minimal instruction, and both did a grand job despite the bumps and showers. Special well done to Roger who managed to get there without an IMC rating, which involved some cloud-dodging and extra distance flown. Although some heavy showers developed, we didn’t let them put a dampener on the day, and the return journey was blessed with beautiful blue skies, sunshine and unlimited visibility to the east of the Pennines.

We’re all looking forward to the next trip…….

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Student of the Year Award

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Student of the Year 2015 goes to……..Luke Rowley.

The CFI’s Mug is presented annually by the CFI to the ‘Overall Best Student’, and has been presented most years since 1973. Some of the pilots are still flying here!

For 2015, we decided to score all students over a broad range of categories eg.  Airmanship, Attitude to Learning, Natural Ability, how often they brought us cakes, er…no…we scrubbed that one off…… and Luke came out on top for 2015. CFI Steve said he was a pleasure to teach! Well done Luke!

 

 

 

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Guernsey Rally weekend

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We have a trophy!! Joint winner of the famous Guernsey NavEx, flying a timed route over Northern France and picking out landmarks from photos. Congratulations to our CFI Steve (with a teeny bit of help from Lisa!). And for the 3rd year running, winner of the Aviation Quiz (have already drunk the prize!).

We really enjoyed our weekend; the AeroClub always put on a fabulous show, full of aviation activities to indulge in, a spectacular hangar dance, great food and always a warm welcome.

Guernsey is a beautiful island, well worth a visit, so save a space in your diaries for the middle of June next year! We’ll definitely be going back!

 

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IOW Fly-Out to Sandown

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So… we picked a beautiful day for our School fly-out to Sandown! Or Dan-down as it has been colloquially renamed (by Dan!) Dan, the new lessee of the airfield has grand plans for making Sandown the first airfield resort and ‘The best airfield in the World’ (his words!)….. he’s already installed showers and hot-tubs ready for his Summer Glamping weekends. May well be worth another visit soon…!

For some of our members it was the first long-distance trip post PPL, and for others, a chance to brush up on navigation and an excuse for lunch!

Richard gained his PPL earlier in the year and flew G-AVEH on the outbound leg as part of his differences training, under Steve’s instruction. David flew G-ECGC out and Simon flew her back; both relatively new PPLs. Murray, Louisa and Jerry came along too in their own planes. We all enjoyed a (long) walk in the sunshine and lunch on the beach. And, of course, some great flying! A grand day out!

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January Fly-Out

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The January fly-out was a wintry visit to Wales. Our Intrepid Trio, Jeff Helm, Roger Tunnard (taking the photos) and Jeff Moreland set off in G-MICK, the school C-172, and enjoyed 4 hours of flying to Caernarfon and back, taking in a landscape of winter wonderland.

The planned stop at Halfpenny Green never materialised due to the fact that it was reported that the 3 pilots were….. ‘taken ill’. However, all was well, as rather than being ‘taken ill’, they had actually landed at ‘Tatenhill’!

A fantastic day’s flying was had by all, sharing the flying and the costs. They each enjoyed 4 hours’ flying in our comfortable C-172 for less than £32 per hour per person! (Whilst enjoying good health throughout 😉 )

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CHRISTMAS GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE!

Still not sure what to buy them for Christmas?
Buy a gift flight from as little as £39 or a Trial Lesson from as little as £79 and give them an experience they’ll always remember! 

Give us a ring today!

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A New Era at Fenland Flying School

We are now 6 months on from our re-organisation and much has happened. Our new membership scheme is proving to be very popular enabling members to fly at virtually cost price and to feel part of the flying community. With Spring round the corner and the longer daylight hours, there’s a welcome renewed interest in learning to fly from a steady stream of newcomers, but plenty of room for more! So give us a call and get booked in!

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