dc863
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Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:22 pm

Anyone a member of a virtual airline. how is it? How does one verify that you've flown certain flight segments.
 
b-hox
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:52 pm

U file a PIREP report on the flight u flew...
 
Karlok
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 6:41 pm

There are many VA's around on the net, and yes you file a PIREP
contains departure airport with dep time, arrival airport and time.
The aircraft you flown, and the flightnumber.
And maybe some other informations, like weather, flighplans, etc.
For more realism you can fly online on VATSIM.

 
jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:51 pm

And no, most VAs don't try to (or have the capability to) check whether you really flew the route.
If you cheat, that's up to you but where's the fun?
Some VAs require everything is flown on VATSIM so they CAN check your log, usually after catching several cheaters.
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dc-10 levo
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 4:01 am

And anyone can join?
Do you have to have any experience?

DC-10
 
jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 6:20 am

Some VAs require verifyable experience. For most it's enough if you can take off and land (and find the destination).
Anyone can join most VAs, though some are invitation only or have a maximum number of members (leading to waiting lists).

I fly (and paint aircraft) for TradeWind Caribbean Airlines (VA) http://www.tradewind.org. Nice friendly group of people, not a lot of rules which is what I like (some VAs are extremely strict and throw out anyone who doesn't follow the rules, they usually also force you to fly only a specific aircraft for a long time (usually a small commuter for the first 50-100 hours)).
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Jj
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 7:22 am

I fly for Aerolineas Argentinas Virtual. To get in, I had to pass an exam (though it was very easy for me).
 
dc863
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:04 am

If you fly a route say LHR-Cairo does it take the actual real time to fly it? As you can tell i'm very new to Sim flying. Are you assigned a particular plane to fly?
 
jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Wed Nov 27, 2002 4:37 pm

Unless you use time compression (which most people consider cheating, myself I use it only if I am testing the range/endurance of an aircraft) you take about the same time it would take in the real world (FS is a few seconds per hour off from realtime, so it's not exactly the same).

As to aircraft assignments, some VA do and some don't.
Most that don't will at least give a recommendation (like 737 for LHR-FRA and 747 for LHR-JFK) but leave the actual choice to you.

Best is to visit some VA sites and read up. Ask for information from them if you want clarification on something.

We have an intro online about how TradeWind Caribbean operates: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/tradewind/visit1.htm
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dc-10 levo
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Fri Nov 29, 2002 4:09 am

Do a search on http://www.yahoo.com and type in "Joining virtual airlines."
There are hundreds of results!

DC-10
 
Guest

RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Sat Nov 30, 2002 3:30 pm

Jwenting,

I just flew my first TCA flight (2501 in the CRJ - beautiful airplane, I think I'll be sticking with this one for a while.) I'm having a lot of fun with it. It's really cool how you can pick a line and fly it.

I've downloaded quite a few of the airplanes that are available, and they are great. Which ones have you done?

Also, is there some scenery for Curaco or Nassau Int'l that has some TCA landmarks in it?

'Speed
 
Guest

RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Sun Dec 01, 2002 11:20 am

Jwenting,

I answered my own question. Those ERJs look great (I picked up the 145). I'm having a lot of fun with this VA. I'm going to download that A330, too.

'Speed
 
jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Sun Dec 01, 2002 1:42 pm

Good to see you like it, hope you have fun.
Also join the mailing list, it's the best part of the entire business I think.
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N139J
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RE: Virtual Airlines Anyone?

Mon Dec 02, 2002 12:23 am

virtual airlines are really a great chance to fly to different destinations and to get to know some friends. I joined UPS Virtual Air Cargo because I was tired of flying to just wherever. What I found was much, much more. At UPSVAC, the entire VA just wants to have fun, while being the most professional. I also like the fact that we are not limited to one aircraft for 3 months. On every flight assignment, you can fly the 747,757,767,a300,dc8,md-11,or 727. It is a lot of fun. The people there are great and would do anything to help you out. Check them out if you would like to join, www.upsvac.duieolson.com

-Jason

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