skihigh2002
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Virtual Airline

Fri Jan 03, 2003 10:05 am

Hey guys,

I am looking to join a VA but I want some added realism. Are there any VA's that assign flights that you guys know of? I don't see the fun of a VA if I choose my own routes and fly whenever wherever. Thanks.

Chris/MEM
 
jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airline

Sat Jan 04, 2003 3:27 am

Most VAs will assign you a number of flights each month and allow you to choose however many you like yourself on top of that.
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atct
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RE: Virtual Airline

Sat Jan 04, 2003 8:53 am

I am a staff member (well sorta) over at Jetstream Airlines. I think we are pretty realistic, I used to run my own VA, and lets say it was too realistic, so people stray away from it and go over to thise type of VA.

http://www.flyjetstream.com

Sorry that im not exactly fluent about our operations, im currently working on a new Regional airlines. Anywho check out the site for more info. Hope i helped in any way shape or form  Smile

ATCT
Trikes are for kids!
 
Guest

RE: Virtual Airline

Sat Jan 04, 2003 9:07 am

Check out Meridian Airlines. They have a great level of realism.
http://www.flymeridian.com

Jetstream is a decent enough airline.... flight schedules are extremely unrealistic though... not even departure and arrival times. Just a bit big for me.
 
Dash8King
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RE: Atct

Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:02 pm

Can you tell us more about your future VA? Fleet, routes and stuff?
 
atct
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RE: Virtual Airline

Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:00 am

Well we are an independant airline that will hopefully operate for Jetstream Connection and Eastern Virtual. Our Main hub is to be PIT, with another pilot base in STL. Our fleet (still changing alot) consists of the Jetstream 31, Embraer EMB-120, DeHavilland Dash-7, and the BAe-146. We will operate in the Mid-Atlantic/Midwest region feeder services. We dont currently have a Website but plan to have one up shortly. Any more info needed, email me at N365PA@yahoo.com


ATCT
Trikes are for kids!
 
Douglas DC-9
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RE: Virtual Airline

Mon Jan 13, 2003 1:55 pm

Air Northwest is a very good virtual airline! I would highly recomend them.


http://www.tamcosystems.com/airnorthwest/
 
deuce2recon
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RE: Virtual Airline

Mon Jan 13, 2003 3:15 pm

You may be interested in Delta Virtual Airlines as well. We are organized in aircraft programs, i.e., the MD80 program or the 757/767 program, as opposed to hubs. I am the 737 chief pilot, in charge of the 737 program. We don't formally assign flights to pilots, however there are many assignments to choose from. We have a wide selection of aircraft in our fleet library along with panels that have been designed by some of our members. Check us out at http://dva.sce.net.
 
Karlok
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RE: Virtual Airline

Mon Jan 13, 2003 7:01 pm

I suggest you to join the VA of your favourite airline.

or else try http://www.bavirtual.co.uk or http://www.cpavirtual.org
 
gregjet
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RE: Virtual Airline

Sat Jan 18, 2003 12:21 pm

I suggest air source it lets you pick your own flights from almost all the real world airlines i would give them a A+ for a grade

www.air-source.us

take a look
 
KENNY
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RE: Virtual Airline

Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:57 pm

Well I can suggest the SN Virtual Airlines Group (http://www.svagroup.org/), based on the SN Brussels Airlines and the former Sabena Airlines.

You don't have to bother about PIREPs, the logger program does it for you.
Realism level is very high, every pilot gets assignments, apart from them he's allowed to select some other flights of his choose.
A training department is also available.

Just take a look and see yourselves  Smile

[Edited 2003-01-27 12:57:59]

[Edited 2003-01-27 12:59:11]
 
panam64
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RE: Virtual Airline

Thu Jan 30, 2003 8:17 am

Can you start any airline in VA say Qantas?
 
jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airline

Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:41 pm

Can you start any airline in VA say Qantas?

If you want to emulate a realworld airline, get permission from the real airline first.
If you don't, they're likely to send their lawyers after you and shut you down.

Many will allow it, IF you have a good business plan and website for them to look at to back up your request, and of course don't go public until you have permission (ask help privately instead of in forums and newsgroups, or at least don't mention the airline and website unless in private).
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Virtual Airline

Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:23 am

All sounds great... but aint there any VAs from the North!

CanadianNorth
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USAIRWAYS321
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RE: Virtual Airline

Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:34 pm

If you want a good VA that assigns flights, I also reccommend Meridian (link above), but I can't post a topic about VA's without a shameless plug for mine, Jacksonville Connection Airlines. We are opening within a few weeks with a fleet of B1900D, ATR-42-300, CRJ-200, 737-200 and A320. We have one hub at Jacksonville, and focus cities at Orlando & New Orleans. We are also a division of Jetstream Airlines and a member of the Assent Alliance. http://jca.flyjetstream.com

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzyUSAIRWAYS321 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airline

Fri Jan 31, 2003 7:24 pm

CanadianNorth, there's a Virtual Finair, SAS and Icelandair AFAIK.
Northerly enough for you (ask on http://www.fsnordic.net (more northern stuff  Smile/happy/getting dizzy) for the URLs)?  Big thumbs up
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Virtual Airline

Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:10 am

I was referring to Northern Canada but close enouf!

CanadianNorth
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