Congratulations to the following members on gaining the qualifications indicated

1st Solo

Ian Fereday         12/05/16

Giles Garbutt       03/09/16

Chris Muse          03/04/16

Kevin Edwards      22/03/16

Michael Freeman   16/03/16

Yusef Forster        23/01/16

Jenny Handsley     05/07/13

Adrian Flello          10/11/12

Neil Smithson        22/09/12

Adam Stow           01/09/12

Paul Rogers          19/07/12

Tony Harris           21/07/12

Ben Swift              19/02/12





Ian Fereday       17/08/16

Kevin Edwards    13/09/16

Michael Freema  22/04/16

Jenny Handsley   30/06/15

Neil Smithson    07/09/14

David Larder      06/03/12

Will Pool             29/01/12

Ben Swift           10/10/12

Heather Clack    19/12/12



David McCoy 8/02/12


Solo Cross Country

Mike Freeman 13/04/16

Ian Fereday    30/07/16

Kevin Edwards 31/07/16

Neil Smithson    19/4/14


A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Higher Flyer

The Frank Morgan School of Flying offers heartiest congratulations to former student pilot at FMSF Ashley Hadfield on his appointment as a First Officer with Ryanair.


Belgium or bust!

The fly-out to Belgium happened, but not quite according to plan! Three aircraft departed Humberside mid-morning on Friday 18th May, in IMC, en route Rochester.

Two hours later we arrived Rochester where we changed crews, fuelled, fed and filed flight plans. I must express our heartfelt thanks to Kelvin Carr and his staff for the welcome and service at Rochester.
We then flew IMC to mid channel, via DVR, whence we indulged in some scud-running across France to the Belgian border.

Kortrijk airfield, which appears to be in the centre of the town, was a very welcome sight.

Having parked and secured the aircraft, a short bus ride brought us to the, IBIS hotel in the centre of Kortrijk. No fees were payable at the airport, all fees, including landing, parking and fuel, would be invoiced later.

The following day, Saturday, we took the short train journey to Brugges for some shopping and sight-seeing. Very enjoyable. On Sunday we took the equally short train journey to Lille for a similar tourist type experience.

We should have flown home on Sunday afternoon, but the weather was not good - low cloud and fog. Another. Night at the IBIS!

On Monday the weather was equally foul, we decided to refuel the aircraft. Roy took G-BEAC to the pump and discovered that the low volts light stayed on. The Air Traffic Controller came up trumps when he found an engineer willing to look at the problem.

By Tuesday morning the faulty alternator was repaired. We took off in marginal VMC and indulged in some more scud-running across France to mid-channel, whence we flew mostly IMC to Rochester. Unfortunately, we arrived too late for the restaurant, so had to be satisfied with a cup of coffee before changing crews and returning to Humberside.

We must express our gratitude to the staff at Rochester and at Kortrijk for their welcoming attitude, co-operation and. general helpfulness in difficult circumstances.


Fly-outs 2012 - Updated

The club/school tries to undertake flyouts at regular, frequent intervals.

The intention is to visit an airfield, within the UK, each month
during 2012.

The visits to continental Europe will continue as usual and will
be well publicised.

14th April          Duxford (bonus day)

26th May          Old Buckenham

16th June         Carlisle

7th July            Le Touquet

19th August     Cranwell    (Sunday)



**Updated 1/2/12**



The club/school is planning a six/seven-day fly-out to
Berlin this summer.

The route will probably be:-

Headcorn, COA, Nordhorn, then Berlin Saarmund

and will be open to student pilots, PPLs and instructors
who are members of the Frank Morgan School of Flying.

If you would like to take part, please put your name on
the list at the club.