Benefits of Membership
The Club’s success reflects the enthusiastic participation of the membership – submitting material for the newsletter (drawings, articles, queries, sales/want ads, etc); volunteering to help at meetings, fly-ins and other social activities; helping with essential administrative work. Amongst our members there is a huge pool of knowledge and talent (on almost every subject you can imagine) and this is what we attempt to utilise. If you would like to help, once you have joined, please contact any committee member to find out where your input can be used.
Membership of the Europa Club brings a number of benefits, apart from the obvious one of being a member of a group of people with a common interest in building and flying Europa Aircraft. These include:
Members information (Information)- to help builders and operators get in touch, every member has access to a list of the contact details of all members. The Club asks members to provide information on their aircraft and its use. This has many practical benefits. You can look for a builder who has a similar configuration or modification to you to discuss problems.
The data and Statistics we gather can provide useful information on a wide variety of issues including safety.
Modifications – the Club works extensively with the LAA and the Europa Company to document and formally approve popular modifications, saving duplicated effort, much red tape and a sensible approach to safety issues. You will find this information in “For Builders”. As far as possible we will provide individual advice on modifications and assistance with LAA approval
Loans and Services – the Club has an ever growing collection of tools and other pieces of equipment that are only needed infrequently and these are available to members free of charge. The Club organises some services, such as weight and balance and propeller balancing, at significantly reduced cost.
Hints and Tips – the Club has collected many hints and tips on building and flying. These are available in “For Builders” and “For Pilots”
The Club organises an annual dinner, Fly in meetings, Club seminars and DOTHs. These can be found in “Events”. (DOTHs are Drop Of The Hat meetings, usually along the lines of “lets meet for lunch tomorrow at ?”). Club seminars cover subjects include safety in all its aspects, builder’s tips & ideas, problems encountered & solutions developed, possible engine alternatives, type conversion training, maintenance, insurance, touring abroad and formation flying.
3 editions per year of the Europa Flyer newsletter. All back issues are available.
Access to the Rescue Service. This is a volunteer service but can be a great help in times of need.
In addition to the above, the Club also supports the online email (Matronics) Forum and this Web Site. Although these are both available to members and non-members alike, the Club encourages all those who find them useful to join.
The Club is always looking for new ideas on how it can make membership more useful and attractive, for overseas members as well as those in the UK. If you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Committee.
The Club’s financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March, but Subscriptions can now run from the date you join. The current annual subscription is £25.00. The majority of UK members pay by Standing Order, which maximises the value of their subscription to the Club.
The subscription covers the publication and distribution by mail of the Europa Flyer, including airmail postage to overseas members worldwide.
Overseas members please note: we appreciate that paying in pounds sterling can be inconvenient and attracts bank charges for cheque (check) issuing, so we have made arrangements for you to pay by PayPal. If you don’t already have a PayPal account, you can use your credit or debit card through PayPal. If you use this facility, you simply pay in your local currency at the current exchange rate, as determined by your credit-card issuer.