Welcome to Fife Flying Club
Fife Flying Club was formed in 1984 under the original name of Fife Aero Club and works in partnership with Tayside Aviation to promote flying, provide tuition and encourage social activities amongst its members. Based at Fife Airport (EGPJ - unlicensed) near Glenrothes, it is ideally positioned for quick and easy access to some of the most attractive scenery in the UK, much of which is uncontrolled airspace.
The club has over 100 active members and a busy calendar of events that caters for the diverse interests of its members.
There's always something going on around the airfield and we particularly welcome visiting pilots who wish to either drop in for a quick visit or to stay for a few days and enjoy a short holiday in Fife.
National Fly-Kids Day at Fife Flying Club - the way forward
Following the cancellation of the second attempt at National Fly Kids Day we have arranged with the charity we are supporting, Muirhead Outreach Project, that we will fly the children on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays. The charity have activity days on Tuesdays and Thursdays and therefore the children are with them, so if we can’t fly on any particular day they have other things they can do. We have offered them weekends as well but it is much more difficult for them to organise. This means that most, if not all, of the flying will fall on those who can fly on weekdays.
Keith Boardman ..... "Build Your Own Plane"
Thursday 20th August 2014
Tipsy Nipper, Fife Airport
Last year, Keith Boardman gave us a very entertaining talk on his entry in the "Dawn to Dusk" Competition when he flew the length and breadth of Scotland and photographed every malt whisky distillery ..... all in one day (and you may remember the whisky he shared with us)!
Keith also embarked on a project to build his own aircraft and the results of his efforts is the aircraft he now flies, which replaced the one he used for the competition entry.
He's agreed to come along and tell us about his build project so this evening promises to give a fascinating insight into just what you can achieve if you put your mind to it.
Keith's presentation will take us through the whole exercise through planning, building and finally, flying ..... all in all, no mean feat ..... please put the date in your diary and come along to hear what Keith has to say.