We host a wide range of events throughout the year, from guest speakers, to aerial treasure hunts, fly outs, fly ins, summer hog roast, trips, BBQs, fish & chips, you name it, if we can put an aviation slant on it, we will do it! Students can learn from more experienced pilots, more experienced pilots can learn from students and enthusiasts can enjoy being closer to the aviation world.

This page will keep being updated as more information becomes available and more events are planned - so keep checking back!

GASCO Safety Evening

Thursday 7th July 19:30

The Crows Nest @ The Waterfront

Barton Marina
Barton Under Needwood
Burton upon Trent
DE13 8AS

Remember to bring your log book to get it stamped!

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - click to book


Aerial Treasure Hunt

Sunday 31st July

This event will be running throughout the day, with the BBQ making an appearance during the evening

  • Minimum of 2 POB
  • Route defined by a combination of written clues and Lat/Long
  • Sky Demon use only for plogging
  • Photographic evidence of waypoints required

Monthly BBQ

Last Friday of every month

BBQ to be held on the evening of the last Friday of every month, the first event being Friday 27th May.  If the weather is inclement this will be a pizza night.  Bring your own food and join us from late afternoon onwards to watch the sun go down at the Airfield whilst putting the world to rights!  Keep your eye on the Squadron Office webcam on the day for a sign showing BBQ or pizza that night.

Airfield Challenge

Visit at least once an airfield beginning with the initials of our Club E.S.F & C. during the calendar year in which you start the challenge.  A buddy pilot can also qualify for entry. ALL who complete the challenge will be awarded a celebratory bottle of Prosecco! Click on poster below for full details.

ROCC Courses

22nd & 23rd June FULL
20th & 21st August
10th & 11th September

If you are interested in joining the Radio Roster
click here to contact Chris and Liv Rowlands
with your interest. Please include a little about yourself and your aviation experience.
See also our ROCC course pages


Sky Demon Talk

Saturday 5th November pm

Learn how to get the best out of your Sky Demon!

Rob Hart from Sky Demon is returning to give us a talk - this was hugely popular last time and booking will be essential.

Save the date for now and the time and venue will be given later in the year.

Christmas Fuddle

Sunday 18th Dec 12 noon

Bring a plate, wear a Christmas jumper if you must, and join us for some festive cheer at the Squadron Office.

Starting at 12 noon and continuing until the last mince pie has been eaten...

Burns Night

Weds 25th January 2023

Join us for our Burns Supper at the Squadron Office. 

Places will be limited so booking is essential.

click to book your place(s)

Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday 21st Feb 2023

Join us at the Squadron Office for a flipping good night!  Be wowed at our pancake prowess and we will keeping cooking until you can eat no more...

We need to know how much mixture to make, so booking is essential - click to book your place(s)