Welcome to FLY-UK
The Round Britain Microlight Adventure
Join our next adventure
14th to 23rd June 2013
Building on the success of previous years' events, the aim of Fly-UK 2013 is...
"To fly by day and socialise by night".
In 2004 we had 16 aircraft (including one gyro),
in 2005 about 30 joined our band,
in 2006 there were 50
in 2007 there were 40
in 2008 we saw 30
in 2009, 46 (including another gyro)
in 2010 a massive 70 (including two gyros)
in 2011 69 aircraft were registered
and last year we had 55 aircraft.
So, what was it like last year, in 2012?
The weather was so poor on the start date with strong winds and rain showers that only 5 aircraft reached Nottingham. The weekend saw little movement with many aircarft still hangared. But by the Monday most pilots were on their way, attempting to catch up with each other. The result was a well spread out field with the planned route only loosely followed in order to make something of the week.
For those that persisted there was some good flying between the showers of the week. Southern Ireland was an excellent adventure and those that reached Scotland enjoyed their stay. Strathaven isn't a bad place to be stuck for a day, and neither is Glenforsa, nor the Outer Hebrides!
Records do not show that anyone was left behind, perhaps because some decided to finish early during a gap in the weather. It was Sunday before all of the remainder had made a break for home.
It wasn't all bad weather though. We had a great time. Read the reports and judge for yourself!
The Fly-UK team supports the less experienced pilots and ensures that everyone has an enjoyable time and one to remember.
So, why not join us this year?
We are starting 'Somewhere in the Midlands' as usual;
Then heading northwards
With an option to visit Ireland;
And on to Scotland and visit the Western Isles;
Round John O'Groats then returning southwards;
Onwards to Lands End;
And, of course, a finish at a special event.
Don't miss this rally around Britain...
A real challenge for the less competitive pilot!
"Not just for Gung-ho Hard Nuts! - Sandra (Pilot on Fly-UK 2004/5/6/7/8/9/10)
"I recommend the trip to all pilots, who should move heaven and earth to be there!" - Jeff ( 2005 & 2006)