Friday Afternoon Club

Friday Afternoon and Saturday Brunch Club

The Friday Afternoon Club was started with the recently qualified PPL in mind and has been so successful that it now includes the Saturday Brunch club and quite often a Wednesday afternoon club as well!  After getting your licence it’s very important to keep flying so you don’t lose those recently acquired skills and its fun to explore new destinations with a little help if needed.  So, every Friday – weather permitting – David Coe CFI takes off from the Airfield with a string of pilots behind him and on Saturday, Tom McCormack takes charge of the Saturday Brunch club.  Some pilots will have flown many sorties and some will be completely new. 

FAC at Caernarfon

Enjoying the sunshine on a fly-out to Caernarfon

These trips are an excellent way of getting some hours under your belt with an Instructor close at hand if you need one.  Recent destinations include, Caernarfon, Leicester, Perranporth, Le Touquet, Kemble, Goodwood and Lydd.  If you would like to join the group on Friday or Saturday, please contact the Club on or before Friday morning so that we can organise planes and passengers appropriately.
Each year the Club also arranges a couple of longer overseas fly-outs.  In June 2011 the FAC went all the way to Austria including landing at Innsbruck followed by another trip to France in September.  A total of eight aircraft went to Italy including two WLAC planes each with an Instructor.  To find out where the next FAC or overseas destination is, ring operations on 01628 823272 or check the notice board.  Every week an email is sent to all members detailing the plans for the Friday and Saturday trips.

The Clubs meet every Friday at 13.00 hrs and 9.30am ish on a Saturday, and weather permitting will fly to a local airfield or sometimes further afield including the occasional overnight trip in both the UK and abroad.  If the weather looks too grim, then you can always enjoy a social afternoon in the clubhouse planning the next Friday trip.

What are the benefits of joining the Friday and Saturday Clubs?

  • All WLAC Members can join the club free of charge.
  • Fly with a variety of pilots within the club, try different routes e.g. afternoon trips to France, something that you might not try on your own!
  • Regular organised flyouts within the UK & Europe.
  • Fly on your own or share a plane and divide the cost of the trip amongst pilot and passengers.
  • Good opportunity to enjoy socialising with like minded pilots.

Interested, want to find out more?

Please contact Operations on 01628 823272 or send an email

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