Blog

This is our general news and announcements page.

Can one booking be used by more than one pilot?

Yes, certain bookings can be used by more than pilot. Here is some background on the problem we've attempted to solve. Flying For Freedom have been busy training at our local flying school, Kemble Flying Club. In partnership with Help for Heroes, they are planning to fly across Antarctica to the South Pole in microlight aircraft. The pilots taking part in the expedition are eight wounded and injured servicemen who will fly in open cockpit 'flexwing' microlights. This has never been attempted before - able-bodied or not - and we wish them all the very best in their challenge.

How to make overnight bookings (or longer!)

Instructors and office staff can now make bookings spanning several days instead of hour slots!

But don't worry, members and students are still limited to same day bookings, which allows you to keep tabs on aircraft availability. You can make the booking for the member if you authorise their request for an overnight booking.

This might benefit you if you hire aircraft for longer periods. It will also help if a group of people hire the aircraft for (say) a week with more than one pilot flying.

Improvements to instructors availability

We've been working on some changes to how your instructors set their availability!

Currently the system assumes instructors are available for a set pattern of hours. Instructors can set their default working hours for each day of the week. But what if your instructor is only available at odd times that don't follow a regular pattern?

Celebrating go-live for our first customer!

Kemble Flying Club, based in Cotswold Airport has become the first to use our newly developed booking system! Together with the club owner, David Young, we set a "go-live" date of 25 April 2016.