THE UK VFR Flight Guide from AFE has over the years steadily built up for itself an excellent reputation for accuracy and good coverage of the nation’s aerodromes and landing grounds.
THE UK VFR Flight Guide from AFE has over the years steadily built up for itself an excellent reputation for accuracy and good coverage of the nation’s aerodromes and landing grounds. This 2000 edition continues the established tradition, with an extra 33 airfields compared with the 1999 version, and an additional forty aerodrome diagrams. The diagrams are appreciably larger than those published by the main competitive UK flight guide and are, partly as a result of this, in some ways easier to read.
A new feature in this year’s Guide is the addition of the words ‘Diversion Airfield’ under the location details, wherever the aerodrome management has agreed to waive landing fees in the case of genuine emergency or diversionary landings.
The AFE guide does not provide the option to receive regular amendment pages, but instead offers free update information monthly via the website www.airplan.u-net.com and one free mid year update. And as a bonus, users can also apply for four free landing vouchers which, if used, could save them about £35 in all, considerably more than the cost of the Guide. This bribe of free landings shouldn’t be necessary to persuade pilots to buy the book. With its comprehensive content of more than 450 airfield entries (the vast majority of which are complete with diagrams) the UK VFR Flight Guide is well worth its £19.95 cover price. James Allan.