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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6185 times:

Ok, I think it would be interesting to find out who the flight simmers of a.net fly for. I did a search to see if I could find one, but the last one that is slightly similar was posted at the beginning of the year. Give us some history of how you joined your VA and stuff like that.

Here we go, I fly for Metro Air and Qantas Virtual. I decided to join QVA because at night when I flew, I couldn't fly for Metro, so I did that. I only have a few flights with Metro though.

[Edited 2006-10-19 22:49:20]

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User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6176 times:

I fly for FTG Thai Virtual
I have 531 hours. Not too bad considering I just joined and few months ago.
VTBDflyer



Fly Thai
User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6164 times:

I fly for Mountain Air and United Virtual Airlines.

Mountain Air = Sr. Captain with 330.8 Hours
United Virtual Airlines = Sr. Captain with 341.09 Hours



"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God"
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6152 times:

I fly for SimAirline.net with 101.25 hours logged


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

I fly for 3 airlines:



I joined AFA first, and they're still my "main" airline, but I enjoy flying for all of them...



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6137 times:

SlipStream VA

www.slipstreamairways.com

Recently launched. It's my first VA, but so far I'm greatly pleased with it's management and their ambition for creating an excellent VA...

-Mike


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6135 times:

NEEEEEEEEERDS!!!

 Wink



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6133 times:

I fly for Metro too, but ive only got about 5 hours so far. Might do a flight this afternoon actually, I need to get onto those 737-700s!


That'll teach you
User currently offlineSteve110340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6084 times:

I fly for Southwest Virtual Airlines,Continental Virtual Airlines and Eastern Virtual Airlines.


Steve


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3003 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6081 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

not to be confused with the previous post:

Virtual Eastern Airlines



Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

I am with the managment of 2 VA's.

Cheif operating officer for SmartAir VA.

www.flysmartair.com

Operations director for AeroRouge VA.

www.aerorouge.com

More info on both VA's can be found in the iFDG forums.

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineMidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5831 times:

I fly for MidContinent Airlines, the only simulated airline in existance which complies with FAR 121 regulations which govern and control airline operations in the US. We have an in-depth and comprehensive training program that guides our new hires in everything they need to know to operate their chosen aircraft in accordance with federal regulations and proper airline procedures. We even have a real-world, licensed, active dispatcher with USAirways who provides the dispatch releases which, without which no airline flight is able to be operated legally. MidContinent Airlines also has recurrent and proficiency checks on a regular basis, including those specific to the fleet which the pilot flies for. The airplanes we operate to both domestic and international destinations are the Boeing 737, 757, and 767, and the Airbus A319, A320, and A330. I should also note that MidContinent Airlines has been represented at the last few AVSIM Conventions, and for the majority of this time, we have been the only virtual/simulated airline there. We also have sponsored, last convention, the Checkride Competition which generated much interest, and have been featured in recent issues of Computer Pilot magazine.

For information, either contact me privately or visit

www.midconair.com

I personally am a Boeing 737 pilot and have recently been accepted as Assistant Director of Training.

Tim

[Edited 2006-12-14 17:56:21]


MidContinent Airlines: We Know How To Fly!
User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5822 times:



MetroAir strives to be the most realistic virtual airline out there, and with a number real-world aviation experts in our management team, an active pilot community and all airline decisions based on real-world economic data and a full financial schema, we feel we can achieve that.


User currently offlineChewingPlastic From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5771 times:

Virtual Air Canada - tried out other VAs but I didn't think they compared.

User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5764 times:

Ok, so I've now changed VA's. I no longer fly for Metro after I was rather dissatified with them and QVA was just crap. I now fly for Slipstream. Definitly the best VA I have ever been in.

User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

I stopped long ago because I found a girlfriend Smile but I used to fly for UPS virtual. Best virtual airline out there and I've tried several. UPS is basically like real world flying, everything is based on seniority, you can bid for trips like real world, and fly actual real world scheduled routes. I have no idea how they get the schedules I guess the webmaster works for UPS or something. Try UPS, upsvac.com

User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1803 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 5717 times:

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 5):
SlipStream VA

www.slipstreamairways.com

Recently launched. It's my first VA, but so far I'm greatly pleased with it's management and their ambition for creating an excellent VA...



Quoting QFA380 (Reply 14):
Ok, so I've now changed VA's. I no longer fly for Metro after I was rather dissatified with them and QVA was just crap. I now fly for Slipstream. Definitly the best VA I have ever been in.

Those comments just sum it up quite well! The Slipstream team are a fantastic bunch. I've been with the Airline for over a year before their launch and I've seen everything being built up. It's a great airline and I strongly suggest that you take a look... www.slipstreamairways.com

Bmi


User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1629 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

I'm a Senior First Officer for Air Northwest Virtual Airlines. I do most of my flying on the A320, MD-90, and 738. I wish I had more time to fly, though.

http://www.airnorthwest.net/

-N243NW Big grin



B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.
User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5708 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 14):
I no longer fly for Metro after I was rather dissatified with them

Would you mind if I ask why?


User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5699 times:

Hello all,

I fly for Stevens, only VA that supports PS1.3 along with MSFS simulator. I have around 1897.5 hours with them. And getting ready for another leg. This airline is run by people who are in the industry as well as very serious aviation enthusiasts. First true business class only VA.


My other VA is MidContinent Airlines . Great airline as Tim already mentioned!

Cheers,
Andrej


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 18):
Quoting QFA380 (Reply 14):
I no longer fly for Metro after I was rather dissatified with them

Would you mind if I ask why?

I didn't really like the way it was managed, there was a big hype about the financial thing but I never saw any of that. There was no structure for pilots. You can say its the most realistic VA there is for pilots but I didn't really see anything that made Metro stand out among VA's in any way, except the general perception that it's the best in the business.


User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5649 times:

Thanks for your comment, QFA380. Truth be told, the financial side of things took much longer to roll out than originally anticipated, and the result was a lot of hype and hot air and a lack somewhat of tangible results. We are working on the pilot side of things more, with a new site and ACARS/financial integrated system of sorts.

User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

QFA380, can i ask what you expect from a VA that will make one stand out from a pilots point of veiw?

I think your answer could benefit all VA's in general, so they no what to give to their pilots...

Aaron



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5633 times:

I fly for Pacific Airways, http://pacific.flyafa.com ...love them.


Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5616 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 22):
QFA380, can i ask what you expect from a VA that will
make one stand out from a pilots point of veiw?

Ok, these things are what I would say can make a VA stand out among
others but not exactly what I expect. Although these are very hard to do and would be extremely time consuming, but you asked.

The website could be presented as if it were an actual virtual
airline. So information for virtual passengers about the airline. It
should have forums where pilots can discuss anything under the sun
(Slipstream rules in this category). The PIREP system should be more
detailed than fuel and flight time. The executives of the VA should have a
meeting at least once a month on msn or something to discuss the day-to-day
runnings of the VA, they should take minutes and post them on the website
for pilots to read, so they know what is going on in their VA up the top.
Scenery for hubs is always a plus too, and I'm not sure if its possible but
a VA that has AI traffic would be one of the more popular ones.

Pilots should be set out in category's for flying certain planes to create a
small amount of seniority among them. Also, even though this doesn't happen
in the real world, pilots should be able to make suggestions. The pilot
roster should have to be cleaned up regularly, no pussy footing around
pilots that can't be bothered to fly, I noticed that at Metro, half the
people on the roster hadn't flown for more than a month, most people should
be able to fly at least once monthly or apply for leave if they can't. The
VA should also have regular fly-ins on Vatsim, and if anyone is a
controller, they should get hours for controlling the pilots too.

There should be a timeline that the VA follows on their own growth and
pilots should be able to see it, like when planes are going to be introduced
*cough Tyler cough*.

Sorry if this was a little long but you did ask. As you can see many of them
are just communication between the guys that run the thing, and the guys
that fly the thing. And this should only apply to VA's that want to be
realistic.

BTW, sorry about the allignment, I typed it up then went to post it but thats when the site went down.


User currently offlineComeau88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5610 times:

I am stunned to see Slipstream Virtual Airways held in such high regard.

We really do make every attempt to keep our Captains updated with the progress of the Airline. This is done through our active forum network and regular staff announcement e-mails.

I think the one characteristic that defines who Slipstream Virtual Airways is this mega market of airlines is that we do not force you to be anything that you do not want to be. We do not require users to be registered with an on-line ATC network; you are given the option to PIREP via FS ACARS or manually; we want to challenge and help you be the type of pilot you want to be. We cater our systems to the user.

Having opened our doors on July 28, 2006, we have completely exceeded our goals in pilot and flight activity for 2006 by leaps and bounds. 2007 holds alot of promise for us and hopefully some new initiatives that will cater more to the advanced and intermediate simmer.

I am completely set back by the number of times we were mentioned.... really.... this is great. Thanks everyone!


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