Operations Assistant Vacancy

We are pleased to announce Synergy Aviation are looking for a new Operations Assistant to join the team at Fairoaks. This role is best suited for someone with a keen interest in aviation looking to build experience within the industry. If you are enthusiastic, have a love for flying and enjoy the challenge of providing great customer service in a front of house role then this may be the job for you! Please visit our recruitment page at www.flysynergy.com/recruitment for...
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School Development Fund

Synergy Aviation is pleased to be supporting the School Development Fund in their Christmas raffle this year through the donation of a flight experience voucher. The School Development Fund was set up by The Gambia Experience in 1989 to help fund the building, renovating and equipping of schools in The Gambia, West Africa. To date, together with the help of Gambia Experience clients, they have funded over 120 school projects. Further details can be found on their website...
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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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Farnborough ATC Visit

As part of a new liaison between local air traffic control and general aviation pilots, 25 members visited Farnborough ATC over the weekend. This initiative, led by controllers at Farnborough, aims to increase awareness of the challenges faced by both parties with the aim of making operations in the local airspace safer and more efficient. The visit provided members with the opportunity to visit the radar room and tower at Farnborough, as well as take part in a Q&A session with the controllers. Above all, many members commented how great it was to meet the controllers first-hand, allowing them to see the mysterious voice is indeed human after all! In return, and with the generous help of our members, we have provided controllers at Farnborough with the opportunity to back seat some local flights to experience the workload from the pilot’s perspective. Special thanks goes to Matthew Thompson at NATS who hosted the visits at Farnborough and for those of you who were not able to attend this latest visit, there are some more planned for the winter period so keep an eye out on the emails for further...
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Christopher’s Smile

Continuing with our charity commitments in 2013, we are delighted to have sponsored the Autumn Ball of Christopher’s Smile, held at Wentworth Golf Club on the 19th October 2013.  The charity was founded in 2008 after Karen and Kevin sadly lost their son, Christopher, in June the same year to an aggressive medulloblsatoma brain tumour. Following a 21 month battle with the disease, he passed away 9 days before his 6th birthday. Their vision is “for every child diagnosed with childhood cancer to not only survive, but to reach adulthood enjoying a good quality of life.” Karen and Kevin wrote to us following the Ball and were pleased to report, “The event was enjoyed by over 200 guests and we are delighted to have raised in excess of £40,000 for Christopher’s Smile. With the monies raised from the Ball will be able to complete the funds needed to extend the tenure to a third year for our Molecular Pathologist exclusively for paediatrics. Our goal was to be able to commit to this position by the end of 2013 and we are now in a position to be able to do this.” Further details regarding the charity are available at http://www.christopherssmile.org.uk/ and we wish Karen and Kevin the very best in achieving their vision in memory of Christopher....
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