News

Read the latest announcements about Modern Air, our web-site and Fowlmere Aerodrome. Also, follow the links on the left to find our event calendar and back copies of the club newsletter which may contain some useful tips from the CFI!

17 May 17 - Duxford visitors pages updated

14 January 17 - Several small adjustments made to bring various pages up to date.

16 December 16 - The aircraft page is updated to reflect the hire charges that will be current from the 1st Jan 2017

26 June 16 - Airshow Visitors page updated with minor changes for 2016 season.

16 March 16 - POH data updated for G-RIGH and G-BVWZ

21 February 16 - Some new photos added to update description of G-RIGH. A download to help get used to the avionics added to G-BVWZ

14 February 16 - Website migrated to new hosting service. Aileron Winter 2015 added, G-RIGH brought onto fleet to replace G-JPOT which goes to pastures new...

11 October 15 - G-KEMI updated to reflect recent avioinics upgrade. The Oct15 Aileron also added to library.

03 June 15 - G-BVWZ added as a fleet aircraft

19 November 14 - EASA Flight Crew Licensing page updated again

19 October 14 - EASA Flight Crew Licensing page updated.

05 October 14 - Autumn 2014 Aileron added.

31 August 14 - Two new Places to visit have been added thanks to our members writing up their trips. See HOT AND HIGH and Flying Ireland.

24 May 14 - The aircraft descriptions have been updated to reflect restrictions due to introduction of 8.33kHz radio requirements.

19 April 14 - The Duxford visitors page updated

01 March 13 - the prices have had to be amended as from 1st Mar 2014

23 February 14 - The Duxford visitors page updated

15 February 14 - The Duxford visitors page udated with more current information

15 December 13 - Winter 2013 Aileron added.

29 September 13 - Autumn 2103 Aileron added.

28 July 13 - Duxford Airshow Visitors information page updated to be generic.

22 June 13 - Duxford Airshow Visitors information added.

03 June 13 - EASA Flight Crew Licensing details updated.

11 February 13 - the prices have had to be amended as from 1st Mar 2013 and recent Aileron added.

27 January 13 - the Services page has been revised in line with current capabilities.

01 October 12 - EASA Flight Crew Licensing details updated.

30 September 12 - the Olympics procedures have been removed. New information regarding the EASA Flight Crew Licensing have been added.

16 August 12 - the Olympics procedures have been removed but some restricted airspace remains, so keep checking those NOTAMs!

13 July 12 - the details to accompany our Olympics exemption have been updated to include latest information.

10 July 12 - the details to accompany our Olympics exemption are listed.

16 April 2012 - updated the contact details for our local medical examiners on the FAQ page. Also added latest Aileron Spring 2012 to on-line archive

09 April 2012 - The notes on planning a trip to Le Touquet have also been updated.

07 February 2012 - A page listing some useful information from the Saratoga POH has been added to the Aircraft page.

28 January 2012 - A page listing some useful information from the Archer III POH has been added to the Aircraft page. Some notes on planning trips to Deauville and Le Touquet have also been added.

19 December 2011 -Aileron issues for Summer and Winter 2011 added to archives.

25 July 2011 -Info for visiting aircraft removed from Home page.

24 May 2011 -Info for visiting aircraft temporarily added as a banner to Home page.

18 March 2011 - Aileron for March 2011 added to library.

27 February 2011 - Fuel price rises again require us to update the aircraft pages with new rental pricing to take effect from 1st March. Avgas is now 1.70(+VAT) per litre.

14 February 2011 - introduction on Home page updated with more useful background information regarding Modern Air.

28 December 2010 - Aileron for Winter 2010 added to library.

12 October 2010 - Aileron for October 2010 added to library.

16 September 2010 - A few minor edits to pages throughout website to keep things up to date.

26 August 2010 - Aileron for Summer10 added to library.

04 June 2010 - The reference to Volcanic Ash removed from home page.

19 April 2010 - Some words about Volcanic Ash from Derick added to main page. Also the Aileron for Apr10 added to library.

03 April 2010 - Yet again, fuel price rises require us to update the aircraft pages with new rental pricing to take effect from 1st May.

20 March 2010 - The aircraft pages updated with new rental pricing to take effect from 1st April.

22 February 2010 - The aircraft pages updated with new descriptions of our PA28, Archer fleet.

08 February 2010 - The aircraft pages updated with some new photos showing the resplendent fleet in even better condition.

21 January 2010 - The new newsletter issued - Aileron January 2010

21 December 2009 - Kevin’s qualifications updated on The Team page.

02 November 2009 - Rental prices have had to change again due to increasing AVGAS pricing. On a brighter note we announce the date of the 2009 Xmas Party!

05 October 2009 - Rental prices adjusted slightly from 1st Oct

21 June 2009 - Better news! The price of AVGAS has come down a bit so we can reduce our rental prices from 1st August.

12 July 2009 - The new newsletter issued - Aileron July 2009

17 June 2009 - Unfortunately, the price of AVGAS is rising again and we are having to update our rental prices from 1st July.

23 May 2009 - A new May newsletter issued - Aileron May 2009

01 May 2009 - Unfortunately, the price of AVGAS is rising again and we have had to update our rental prices from 1st May.

27 April 2009 - A new April newsletter issued - Aileron April 2009

26 March 2009 - A new Spring newsletter issued - Aileron Spring 2009

21 March 2009 - Some further price reductions! Small reductions in AVGAS prices mean that aircraft rates can be lowered. The new rate from 1st April is now listed on the aircraft page.

3 February 2009 - With regret G-MAIK has been removed from rental fleet as engine calendar hours have now reached limit allowed by EASA for rental operation.

28 January 2009 - A new newsletter issued - Aileron Winter 2008/09

27 January 2009 - Great news as further price reductions are announced thanks to Avgas prices coming back to something a little more reasonable.

11 December 2008 - Added a picture of G-JACS’s instrument panel and a reference to Jim Nisbet’s Big Adventure.

4 December 2008 - Added a picture of G-KEMI’s instrument panel with its new Mode S transponder. This means the whole Archer fleet is now Mode S equipped!

1 December 2008 - Some price reductions! VAT now charged at 15% and best of all, the rate for flying the aircraft have dropped back due to a slight relief on fuel prices.

29 October 2008 - How about flying in Romania? Member Bert van Horck now lives in Romania and describes how GA operates in this part of the world...

06 October 2008 - The latest copy of Aileron is now available on-line. Also the times of office attendance has been updated on the Contact Us page.

21 June 2008 - Fuel prices continue to rise rapidly forcing further hire charge increases. The new rental prices to apply from 1st July are shown.

25 May 2008 - The new rental prices to apply from 1st June are shown.

17 May 2008 - David Crossman provides us with an informative article on a visit he made to the Scilly Isles in 2006.

09 May 2008 - Information and pictures updated for G-JPOT.

04 May 2008 - A Saratoga returns to our rental fleet. G-JPOT is now available to members. Unfortunately the rental prices have again been increased due to the continued rise in fuel prices.

29 March 2008 - The Team page updated with some descriptions of our staff. (Words by Derick!)

26 March 2008 - The Team page updated to finally include a photo of Rudy!

19 March 2008 - The Team page updated with more people included and some descriptions by Derick. Contact Us graphic also updated

30 January 2008 - Location page updated with better graphics.

9 January 2008 - G-RIGH regretfully removed from the fleet due to its busy private workload.

28/29 November 2007 - A few minor edits across the site to bring the text up to date with the available aircraft fleet, staffing and club capabilities.

27 November 2007 - The aircraft fleet page has been updated with G-MAIK joining the fleet. Also, due to world fuel price changes the hourly rates have had to be updated.

10 November 2007 - The aircraft fleet page has been updated with G-KEMI joining the fleet.

01 September 2007 - The aircraft fleet page has been updated.

26 June 2007 - The aircraft fleet page has been updated.

1 May 2007 - The new rental prices are shown.

03 April 2007 - The aircraft fleet pages have been updated to reflect aircraft availability.

March 2007 - Website now hosted by BT.

1 January 2007 - The new rental prices (reduced!) are shown. Fleet rental prices have been reduced slightly as a result of AvGas price reductions! The club has WiFi access available to all members for their pre-flight planning.

31 October 2006 - The Autumn06 edition of Aileron is now on the site.

22 October 2006 - The Team photographs updated

21 October 2006 - Aircraft Fleet updated

07 June 2006 - A new trip report is available in shortform, a more complete report will follow. This was to be a trip around Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy but didn’t quite work out like this! Find it here. A list of planning tips for internet users has also been added here.

15 May 2006 - The Milner’s latest trip to Glenforsa, Sound of Mull, is described in this new trip report. Many thanks to John for writing this up for us to share! Find it here.

09 April 2006 - G-BSXS equipment list updated.

01 April 2006 - Website now prepared with Fusion 8.

15 March 2006 - Aircraft fleet updated.

09 December 2005 - Web-site now hosted by btconnect.

29 October 2005 - More information now available about G-BSXS the new addition to the fleet. Also, the Autumn05 edition of Aileron is now on the site.

07 October 2005 - Rental pricing updated to reflect October05 prices. New intro picture on home page. G-BSXS added to the fleet. Also, the Xmas Dinner is announced!

08 September 2005 - Rental pricing for September corrected.

05 September 2005 - Extra flight planning tips courtesy John and Anne Milner - lookup August Adventure for ideas in flyng to Poland! The Planning pages for Portugal and Spain also updated in Portugal Plus!

19 August 2005 - Rental pricing amended in line with club price list change dated September 2005. Increases due to rapid fuel price rises. Also added some Flight Planning Tips to the Places to Visit pages.

02 August 2005 - Aircraft Fleet updated.

16 July 2005 - Rental pricing amended in line with club price list change dated August 2005. Increases due to fuel price rises.

10 March 2005 - Winter 04/05 edition of Aileron added to archive. Aircraft description for G-BONC updated to include recently fitted GNS430.

25 January 2005 - History of Aerodrome added to About Us pages. Our thanks to Vic Flintham for preparing this information. Also started the listing including some Places to Visit.

12 December 2004 - Web-site now hosted by clara.net

24 October 2004 - Name spelling correction on Home>Contact Us>The Team page.

21 October 2004 - Autumn 2004 Aileron added. Events page updated.

10 July 2004 - Revision to aircraft available on fleet.

26 June 2004 - Web-site now hosted by sponsor: Quill Ltd.

05 June 2004 - Aircraft descriptions amended following the upgrading of G-DJJA, G-JACS, G-DIXY and G-RIGH to mode “S” transponders.

04 June 2004 - Rental pricing amended in line with club price list change dated 1st June. Increases due to fuel price rises and increased operating expenses.

09 April 2004 - Spring 2004 Aileron added. Event ideas for summer 2004 added. “What is new” page added.

31 March 2004 - Web-site goes live, hosted at Demon

August 2003
The Air/Ground radio frequency has been changed. It is now 135.7MHz. Please do not use the old frequency (120.92) as it is now an airways frequency!

July 2003
Fowlmere aerodrome is now operating as an unlicensed airfield. The combined ATZ is no longer in operation but all radio calls and circuit procedures remain unchanged. Just keep an even better lookout than usual now that we are not so well protected by our own ATZ and we may see more overflights.