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