sevenheavy
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Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:59 pm

Could anyone recommend a good VA I could apply to. Preferrably US based and if possible where I can fly long haul routes from the start.

Thanks and regards

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A3204eva
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:14 pm

Have a look on here: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hjcurtis/fslinks_va.html

My VA is on it Smile

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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:09 am

A.nets VA of course  Wink/being sarcastic

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IanatSTN
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:31 am

A.nets VA of course
Ditto that! Check out http://www.flyingcolours.tk for more info....

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tavong
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:13 am

Well the respnse to that depends on which type of airline you want or how you want to fly etc.

If you wan a very realistic airline when you have to record a lot of data and keep waypoints and all those things you should try at: www.flymeridian.com, Austrian virtual http://www1.aua.com/virtual/ is also a greatairline, both airlines have top aircraft and are very serious in their way to do things, have an excellent FS2002-Fs2004 fleet, great schedules (in Austrian virtual case it's according with the real Austrian/Staralliance), the oposite side is that they usually are very restrictive in the fligths you do, you'll not allowed in any circustance to chage the fleet type for a determined route (and that can be bitchy sometimes) , and you can't change the type of plane. But in fact are very realistic and professional in the way they do things.

Other type of airline is the one that has a great fleet, a great schedule but is not so restrictive, you can fly almost any type of plane in any route (well it depens on you if you want to fly the 747-400 in a Dash-8 route but you may) and are not so restrictive (that doesn't mean that you an do anything but you only get an advice and not more of that) i recomend www.jetstarairlines.com (yes the one that sued jetstarairways but that antoher thread) it has a wonderfull fleet (very cool livery in my opinion) and are very open-minded, not so big has meridian but are very equivalent, if you want to fly boeings or airbus (maybe not so realistic if compared with real airlines but is cool anycase) i recomend you to go jetstar, (for me it's excellent cause you only need to put the time you start, time at destination, plane type and flown time on the Pilot reports so gies me enougth time to fly and to make some kind of job)

Bue anyway all depends on the airline you want....my opinions is based only in my own experience......experiences may vary.

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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:41 am

fly Meridian is a good one. What I think is the best out there.
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7E7Fan
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:04 am

I'd really like to recommend Scandinavian Virtual Airlines (http://www.scandinavian-va.net/), I've been "flying" with them for almost two years now and the commitment from the adminstrators is top notch as well as their website and tools! Plus, there is a nice friendly tone in their forum.

/Mike
 
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:55 pm

Yeah, A.net virtual Airline. Just opened for business, still expanding.
 
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:47 am

JetBlue - Bringing humanity back to air travel
 
eclipseflight7
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:13 am

Meridian was an incredibly realistic VA, but if you join it expect a mental workout because you have to record everything.
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kcrwflyer
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:23 am

i want a VA that flys to CRW, are there any?
 
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:39 am

Meridian was an incredibly realistic VA, but if you join it expect a mental workout because you have to record everything.

Meridian is realistic but we aren't ultra realistic. We have the right blend on realisim and freedom that other VAs have. We are currently hubbed at KBOS, KBWI, KMIA, KDEN, KSFO. However mainline will be shutting down KBWI and it will be converted to a regional hub.

Kcrwflyer, I'm pretty sure that CRW is on the list of new destinations to be opened with the next update. With BWI becoming all regional we will be able to service more of the smaller cities in the Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia area. Feel free to email me at brian@flymeridian.com and I would be more than happy to answer all of your questions. We are a great bunch of pilots, currently about 800 of us are active.

If you don't have any previous VA experience, you will be stationed at KTNT for your first 20 hours while we familiarize you to the way we fly and the aircraft that we fly. It is true that we require more info in your Flight Reports(FREPs) but we give you all the necessary training to make you feel comfortable.

I am one of three current CFIs stationed at KTNT and I can attest to the professionalism of all of our staff and pilots. Come drop by our forum and ask any questions you may have, or send me an email and I will be happy to answer any and all questions you have concerning Meridian Airlines.
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winair
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:35 pm

Im the SFO hub manager with Meridian and I can vouch for their level of realism and quality! Great fleet, good route structure, but most importantly a great environment! Some of the nicest people you will meet anywhere  Smile

 
NWADC9
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:33 am

I joined http://www.simairline.net, which is a virtual airline network. They add new airlines every so often, and all you do is join, download planes from the airlines, read the schedules, fly that flight, file a flight plan, and no training!
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soontobepilot
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:14 am

I have had a great experience so far at Mountain Air. They specialize in shorter flights, so none of those 10-hour trans-pacific wonders. You actually fly the airplanes! The website is:

www.mountain-air.org

Highly recommended!

Sincerely,
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:49 am

WinAir = Jordan???  Wink/being sarcastic

how ya doin? man, i gotta get back in the air! i think i'm still sitting in Denver!

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FlyingColours
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:42 am

Hiya,

Well as CEO I would say A.NET Airlines http://www.FlyingColours.tk however there are some other great airlines out there.

Texas Atlantic
Delta Virtual (If they are still around - I'm Sure they are)
Meridian (An excellent one I had thought about joining)

What about Air Lambert - the idea of one of our other members.

On the side of A.NET Airlines;

We are expanding, I will be discussing with CanadianNorth about the development of a Canadian Regional airline called A.NET North or something else. We are gaining fleet types again with the introduction of the 747-200 and the L1011 Tri-Star among others. We are expanding in South America with a number of regional and long haul flights. Expansion will also see the introduction of PMDG 737-700's with potential for the 800/900 series too.

All in all it depends upon what you are after. Good luck making a descision.

Phil
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:51 pm

A.NETnorth all the way!



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Alitalia744
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:49 am

Personally, I like atlanticsunairways.com

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aviationwiz
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:18 am

I like UPSVAC myself. http://www.upsvac.com
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jwenting
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RE: Virtual Airlines-recommendations?

Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:32 am

TradeWind Caribbean has some US operations (mainly south and central America though) http://www.tradewind.org no entry requirements or seniority.

If you own the RFP, Virtual Atlas Air Inc http://www.globecargo.org has the ultimate in realism. Limited to legitimate owners of the addon only, the VA is run by the people that created it with some (unofficial) support from Atlas and full endorsement.
Schedules and procedures are kept as close as possible to the real ones (IMO a bit too closely for a hobby).
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