EGTF Pilot’s Notice 10/2013

The Fairoaks Pilot’s Notice 10/2013 draws attention to a trial period that will be running  from 20th January 2014 till 20th April 2014. The trial period is being held in an effort to improve the efficiency of VFR and IFR traffic interaction between Fairoaks and Farnborough. In short, during periods when the Farnborough RWY24 approach pattern is active, the following r/t package will be issued to departing aircraft: “Golf India Uniform, for co-ordination, Farnborough request not above altitude 1400ft due conflicting traffic.” This should be complied with until contact is made with Farnborough and they de-restrict the altitude limit. Pilot’s operating at Fairoaks during this trial period should take the time to familiarise themselves with content of the pilot’s notice, linked below. Download EGTF Pilot’s Notice...
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Christmas Warm-Up At F A B!

With Christmas nearly upon us, it’s time to get festive at Fairoaks! Join the party on Friday 13 December at the Fairoaks Airport Bar, open from 1700 till late. Staff, students, members, aircraft owners and friends and family all welcome. For those that need a little more persuasion, mince pies will be making their appearance! This will be an ideal opportunity to catch up with other members, pilots and staff in an informal setting and we look forward to seeing you...
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Fairoaks Annual Ball 2013

We are pleased to report a great evening was had by all who attended the Fairoaks Annual Ball last Friday. This years function followed on from the success of the inaugural ball held last year and was once again hosted in the fabulous venue at Brooklands Museum. It was particularly encouraging to see a wider range of people in attendance this year, to include students, pilots, aircraft owners and industry colleagues. Particular mention is extended to Jason Allen Sway who provided this years entertainment as ‘The Unreal Michael Buble’ tribute act – a great addition to the evening. The Eikon Charity was the chosen charity for this years ball and big thanks to all those who contributed towards the £300 raised on the evening. Eikon provides long-term support to some of the Surrey’s most vulnerable young people and their families. Their vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who are able to contribute positively to society. Jessica Maybanks, Eikon’s Fundrasing Manager, says, “I would like to say a big thank you for the brilliant contribution made to The Eikon Charity. We very much value your support which will enable us to help even more at-risk young people over the coming years.” In addition to more social events throughout Christmas and 2014, we look forward to continuing with the success of the Fairoaks Annual Ball next year. Thanks to the event sponsors, Hayward Aviation and Close Brothers Aviation & Marine, and indeed to all those who contributed to a great evening!...
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Fairoaks Airport Bar (F A B!) Now Open

After a change in ownership and stylish renovation, the Fairoaks Airport Bar (F A B!) is now open for business! The opening night was held on Friday and was a huge success with over 100 people joining the fun throughout the evening. Jack Page, one of the Barman at F A B!, commented, “It was great to see such a wide range of people throughout the evening. Everyone from private owners, flight centre members, workers at the airfield and even visitors to Fairoaks dropped by for a couple of pints and added to an exciting atmosphere on the night. Raising the profile of the bar is our main aim at the moment and we feel the success of our opening night has helped to do just that. We are looking forward to some exciting events throughout the year and of course getting to know our new ‘locals’!” F A B! is open every Wednesday and Friday from 5pm till late. Everyone is welcome and there will be events throughout the year so keep an eye out for the latest news and we look forward to seeing you there...
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EGTF Easter 2013 Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours for Fairoaks aerodrome operations are detailed below. Please note that Synergy Aviation will be open as normal (0900 -1800 Mon to Sat | 1000 – 1800 Sun) throughout this period for flight training, aircraft rental or cups of tea! Friday 29 March 2013 : 0900-1800 normal services provided, NO circuit flying. Saturday 30 March 2013 :  0800-1800 normal services provided. Sunday 31 March 2013 : 0900-1800 normal services provided. Monday 1 April 2013 : 0900-1800 normal services provided, NO circuit...
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