For Sale – Flight Design CTSW!

Shares In CTSW For Sale

We’d like to introduce you all to the new addition to the Cloudbase fleet; G-KUPP, the CTSW. We are currently offering shares in this beautiful aircraft so come and take it for a test fly this weekend! For more information on the sharescheme, head to this page.

CTSW to buy

Cloudbase and the CTSW

All those years ago (1987 to be precise) when the flying club and school first started, we operated exclusively CFM Shadow aircraft. Although the Shadow was a great aircraft and very forgiving, spare parts became obsolete making them difficult to maintain.

For years we looked for the perfect replacement and finally, we’ve found it. The Flight-Design CT. We are delighted to announce we have added to our existing fleet with G-KUPP, the CTSW. With a state-of-the-art glass cockpit and many improvements to the CT2K, we hope our shareholders and students will love flying this fine aircraft.

It cruises at 120kts/135mph, boasts a massive endurance and has a transponder making it a great aircraft to visit airfields all over the UK and Europe.

For more information on the Flight-Design CT, visit our aircraft page.

Cloudbase CTSW For Sale

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering several more shares in G-KUPP, our CTSW. They are for sale for a price of £6500, and £99 per month.

This takes care of all the maintenance, hangar space and insurance, giving you you ultimate freedom to come and fly your aircraft whenever you want. Safe in the knowledge that it will be perfectly serviceable and itching to be flown! Not to mention the very useful help and support from the Cloudbase membership base.

Since being at Cloudbase, existing shareholders have flown the aircraft all over Europe and the UK. The range is phenomenal, and it’s comfort means you can fly some serious distance in it!

Arrange a flight in it today, and let us show it off to you!

Club Fly Out – Headcorn

Saturday 21st June 2014

After a morning of instruction on G-CDJF, we decided to take the fleet over to Headcorn for afternoon tea. With Tom flying the new CTSW and Trevor piloting the CT2K, we took off in formation and continued eastbound to Kent.

With the usual parachuting and aviation-friendly atmosphere in Headcorn, we all enjoyed some tea and a quick bite to eat before flying back to Redhill. With the CTs’ ridiculously fast cruising speed, we made Headcorn and back in under an hour’s flight time – A very inexpensive way to fly around the Surrey, Kent and Sussex countryside and grab some lunch.

If you’re not 100% confident flying the CT, we recommend doing what Tom did today. Come in and have a circuit slot with an instructor in the morning, and then a quick trip to Headcorn to build the confidence. Tom is now ready to take the new aircraft on his planned trip to Norfolk in the next few weeks!

No Brainer?

No Brainer?

Let’s see more of you down the club next weekend. Make the most of the Summer!


The Cloudbase Club’s Useful Links

You may have noticed that the popular ‘useful links’ page has gone when updating our website. Fear not, here it is in all it’s glory;

These are some links to sites that you may find useful:


Redhill Aerodrome –

The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) –


Met Office aviation briefing services

Met Office UK weather and a direct link to their south east England forecast page

METARs in plain English – Covers the UK, France, and some major European cities

Meteox – European weather radar

Google Maps-based sunrise and sunset calculator by David Morrissey

XC Weather – great site with animated weather reports and decoded METARs for the UK, France and Germany


NATS Aeronautical Information Service

Lightweight UK-only version of the SkyDemon planning tool in association with NATS

French flight planning – Olivia – OnLine Integrated tool for Visualization of Information for Airmen


CAP413 Radiotelephony Manual

See How It Flies – definitive online book on the theory and practice of flying

GASIL – UK General Aviation Safety Information Leaflet. Some good stuff, but often spoiled by the patronising editorial tone

Australian Ultralight Federation groundschool pages – lots of useful flying theory. They fly upside down, but otherwise applicable

Happy Flying!

Useful flying Links

Cloudbase Joins Instagram!

Cloudbase has embraced the 21st century. Not only do we have a brand-new website, but we’ve also joined Instagram making it easier than ever to find out what’s going on at the ‘super-friendly’ flying club!

Cloudbase Instagram

Keep up-to-date on Cloudbase

Come and fly it!

Come and fly it!

Simply download Instagram onto your smart-phone and search for cloudbase_aviation. Our daily photos will keep you up-to-date on who is flying, where abouts in the world the CT’s have been flying to and any other Cloudbase news.

If you have any photos that you think should be on the Instagram account, email us at [email protected] and we’ll make sure they feature.

We also have a facebook page that we regularly update so if Instagram isn’t your thing, follow us there.

The weather has been brilliant over the last few weeks and we’re not even in July! It’s time to brush off those flying gloves and get a check flight booked in, so you can make the most of this glorious sun.