Fly-In

Alderney Flying Club announces the cancellation of the 2020 Fly-In. 

Alderney Flying Club regrets to announce that the 2020 Alderney Fly-In has been cancelled due to the restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus epidemic.  AFC Chairman Dave Chiswell says “clearly in the current circumstances we can’t hold an event which brings over 100 people to Alderney from the UK and Europe.  We will, however, continue to monitor the situation and we will be prepared to hold the event during the autumn if the coronavirus situation allows”. 

The Alderney Air Races, hosting the final round of the British Air Racing Championships, remains in the calendar for 26-27th September

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Before flying to Alderney/Guernsey please check the latest governement travel advice/instructions here. As of 16th March arrivals from France, Spain and other nations must self isolate on arrival. Guernsey government has stated that “It is very likely that a decision will be made during this week, to move to a point where anyone entering the Bailiwick will be requested to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of any symptoms or point of origin” This will include the UK

ALDERNEY FLY-IN 2019

Another great weekend!  

                                  
43 planes from the UK, France, Belgium and Germany landed in Alderney for this year's annual Fly-In and the weekend couldn't have turned out better.


The action-packed programme was fully booked and involved exploring and discovering Alderney by coach, foot or boat, displaying the island’s wildlife, history and heritage and even ghosts. Sunday morning’s clay -pigeon shooting also proved popular. But there was also plenty of time and opportunity to chill out and soak up the island’s relaxing atmosphere or to watch an exciting cricket game on the Butes: The Rioteers vs. Alderney CC.
 
The social programme of the Fly-In kicked off on Friday night 21st June with welcome drinks and a BBQ at The Moorings and concluded with the Prize-Giving Gala Dinner at the Braye Beach Hotel. A new award was added to this year’s list: the “Ambassador of the Alderney Fly-In” trophy was presented to Marc Naylor, a frequent visitor to Alderney, for his tireless and enthusiastic promotion of Alderney across the social media. Marc is a professional air ambulance pilot.
 
This year’s Fly-In was a resounding success and we have no doubt many participants will be back before next year’s Fly-In. We have already set the date for next year’s Fly-In for the weekend of 
26-28 June 2020.  
 

ALDERNEY FLY-IN 2019 captured in over 400 photographs:   

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......AND TO REMIND YOU OF THIS YEAR'S AWARD WINNERS:            

 
Longest distance: 660 km
D-EVFG BE35 Hubertus Sangermann EDKU, flying in from Attendorn near Cologne  
Largest Entry from a UK Club: 5 planes from Blackbushe   
Vintage: G-AWWO: Bill and Jude Brooks
Classic: G-PSRT: Bob Nash, Enstone
Modern: G-FMLY: Peter Jackson, Biggin Hill
Best home-built: OO-H86: Marc Fivez, Saint-Ghislain Belgium
Best external finish/colour scheme:  G-ETIV: Charles Prior
Most interesting aircraft: Three V-Tail Bonanzas
(G-APTY: George Brennand; D-EVFG: Hubertus Sangermann. G-ARKJ: Hugh Smith)
Senior pilot flying: George Brennand (87)  
Junior pilot flying: Will Gilbert (27)
Special award: Ambassador for the Fly-In: Marc Naylor
He has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Fly in and Alderney in general
 
Spirit of the Fly-In:  Matt Altass
Winner of last year best external finish trophy, who spent the day flying disabled kids for charity before flying to Alderney to return the trophy he won last year.