About the Club

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About the Europa Club


The Club has always enjoyed a comfortable relationship with the Europa Aircraft Company, and now with Swift Aircraft Ltd., the parent company, but the Europa Club is completely independent of the company.The Europa Club was formed in February 1994 under the then PFA/now LAA type-club rules and the Constitution reflects those beginnings.  The founder members planned to bring together both existing and prospective Europa builders in an independent forum for discussion and action on issues concerned with the building and flying of Europa aircraft.  


The objective of the Europa Club is to bring together as many builders and operators as possible, to share knowledge and experience for mutual benefit.  This is achieved through the  newsletter, The Europa Flyer published three times a year, by face-to-face contact at meetings, seminars and fly-ins; and on the Matronics forum.  You will find more details on this in Keep in touch.

In addition the Club organises the loan of infrequently used. Club tools and equipment.               If you are looking for a second hand item then view.         Member aircraft and part sales


As noted above the Club is a “Type” Club under the auspices of the LAA.  More details on this are available here.  The Club is managed by a committee appointed by the members.  


Bob Hitchcock

Bob Hitchcock

Retired 2016. Four decades working for a single company; Vaillant. €3 billion turnover. Manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning products. Major plants in Nantes, Remscheid and Belper. UK Senior manager for Logistics, Credit Management, e-commerce and Business Continuity Management. Divorced. Two children. Europa club member since 2006. Based at Apperknowle airstrip, Coal Aston, Derbyshire.


More than a thousand hours of flying of which the greatest is European touring. IR(R), Night and SLMG ratings. Early training on the usual Cessnas, Pipers and half a dozen other types. Then interests in a Monowheel Falke, followed by a Tri-gear 80HP Europa. Initiated into longer range European touring by the Europa club in 2006 and then never looked back. In 2008 acquired outright and fell in love with Sadie, (G-BYSA) a 100HP Europa XS Monowheel with VP prop. Eight wonderful years of pure flying joy until her tragic destruction in August 2016. Now in a new relationship with Meg, (G-MEGG) another 100HP Europa 912ULS XS Monowheel. Woodcomp 3000N VP propeller. Mode S, 8:33. SmartASS3, Vacuum standard T panel, Garmin and SkyDemon GPS.


Builder of G-BYSA; The late Bryan Allsop.
Builder of G-MEGG; Martin Mavers