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nighthawk
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Im Looking For A VA...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:24 pm

Right, ive decided I want to get back into the Virtual Airlines scene, ive completed my round the world tour, and im sick of trying to think up exciting routes to fly.

However im not looking for any old VA, the airline I choose must meet a few conditions.

I want a VA that is realistic. I hate these airlines with 10 bases across the world, that fly every aircraft ever built. I want something plausible and realistic. Simple fleet, simple route structure.

The only planes I will fly these days are the payware aircraft, freeware doesnt cut it. Im in love with the level-D 767, it is trully a remarkable aircraft. I will also fly the PMDG 737 (600/700/800/900) if need be, but 767 would be preferable.

I dont particularly like long flights, so would be looking to do flights under 4 hours, although ill do the occasional long haul flight if required.

So, i need a realistic virtual airline that operates the 767-300 on flights under 4 hours, that offers a decent selection of routes to provide variation. If the airline uses tools such as FSACARS or any other program like that for added realism it would be a bonus.

So............. anyone got any recommendations? Big grin
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:28 pm

Hey Gavin.....

try mine, http://www.freedomspirit.co.uk

Currently flying 737-800s at the moment but looking to introduce bigger and better aircraft in the future

Glenn
http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
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nighthawk
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:05 pm

Hey Glenn, hows things?

Your website doesnt work in firefox under linux. I just installed flash especially to view the sie as well, ive been trying to avoid installing it!

Screenshot: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/gavco98uk/snapshot1.jpg

Someone sent me a PM suggesting First Choice Virtual ( http://www.fcava.co.uk/ ). which is the favourite at the moment, although again youve got ebsite problems, youve got a DB error on the routes page  Silly

A charter airline sounds exactly lik what im looking for, they tend to operate 767s on short high density holiday routes, and offer a wide selection of destinations, which should keep things interesting.

Anyone got any more suggestions?
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:14 pm

www.flysmartair.com/fleet.htm

My VA (well, i am Cheif Operating officer). Launching 30th sept this year. We also having a "taster day" in other words, an open multiplayer to accompany our launch. We will be opening up for pilots very soon.

More information is to be posted on the 'hub : reloaded' forum at www.ifdg.net

cheers,
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boeingguy1
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:35 pm

Might I suggest...

Pacific Airways
http://pacific.flyafa.com

Operating PMDG paints with our 747, 73G, AND 739... also your beloved Level D 767! We have hub-hub flights that use the 767 and these flights are under 4 hrs. Codesharing with our Sister Airline, AFA, your options are endless! Hubs in London, NY, ORD, LAX, MIA. Over 5 years in the business, also with a substantial cargo operation. check us out!

[Edited 2006-09-04 13:37:41]
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:25 pm

I fly for FTG with TG. http://www.cpavirtual.org/VirtualATP.asp I think they run a good program. They are based off real airlines, and use their schedules. http://www.cpavirtual.org/ATPAirlines.asp
You only need to pass a 40 question test with 70% or higher and you're in. There is not requirement for flights, except that you need to fly one flight in the first week and then one flight every three months (I think)

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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:49 am

Quoting VTBDflyer (Reply 5):
I fly for FTG with TG

I also fly for FTG but with DL  Smile

I love it!

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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:13 am

I suppose a plug for Air Lambert (US division) is in order.  Smile

We don't operate the 767 at the moment, but it is a possibility for the future, and we do fly the 737-700 and -800, as well as the 757-200 (so when the LDS or PSS 757 comes out....  Smile )

All our 737 routes are under three hours, except for two long-hauls if you ever need to get that long flight fix. We are based at SFO.

We did shut down operations for a bit, but we'll be back soon, and more information about specific routes will be available in the near future.

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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:09 pm

I also am looking for a good VA, anyone help that I can get will be very much appreciated. I want one that has short-haul ops only, in the US or UK, one that operates MD-80 to A332 in size. Uses freeware but has payware repaints and one that enforces use on VATSIM.

I have been in so many VA's but none were really what I wanted, I tried...

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 4):
Pacific Airways

but...

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
I want a VA that is realistic.
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:03 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 8):

 Wow! Is that SmartAir's Operation's Director going against us. Ask jamie about VATSIM and stuff.

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QFA380
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:10 pm

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 9):

Maybe  footinmouth  lol . All i can do is boring stuff, so I sort of quit  stirthepot  , without telling Jamie, but he knows. I haven't talked to him in ages.

(Sorry Nighthawk for hijacking your thread slightly)
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:40 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 10):
(Sorry Nighthawk for hijacking your thread slightly)

grrrrrrrr  Silly

I still need a VA, I was tempted by First Choice virtual but their signup is currently closed and it doesnt look terribly well run, so might pass on that one.

There seem to be very few airlines using the 767, most seem to be 757, 747, 777, skipping the 767. Perhaps I should just settle for the PMDG 737...... :S
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:25 pm

Come and take a look at MetroAir - we pride ourselves on being one of the most realistic VAs. We fly 737-200s, 767-200s and Dash 8-Q200s We'll soon have three 737-700s joining us as well...





We have very active forums too; we pride ourselves in having a very strong community.

Furthermore, we will soon be implementing a financial management system that will most certainly be unrivalled by any other VA in the FS world. Profits and losses will be tracked, and each flight flown contributes to that, with pilots seeing the balance sheet on each flight. Lots of other technical goodies on the way too...
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:20 pm

i have to say, im VERY tempted by MetroAir, that livery is stunning!! Its a real shame you picked the 767-200 and not the -300, or I would have signed up on the spot.

Im tempted to join and fly the 737-700, but I see it is not yet available for download, and is not scheduled, so I might hold off a few weeks and see what other airlines I can find.

MetroAir is exactly the kind of airline im looking for, just not quite got the right fleet at this exact moment...
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:10 am

Fair enough! The 737-700 really isn't far off though - paints are done and being tested:



Keep watching us too on the 767 front - we're happy thus far with the -200, and everyone will agree that the Level D model is absolutely fantastic - we'd love to have it in the fleet one day if the economics make sense.
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:14 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 10):

 Sad now i will have to take over all your jobs...

Oh well

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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:49 pm

Quoting VTBDflyer (Reply 5):
I fly for FTG with TG. http://www.cpavirtual.org/VirtualATP.asp I think they run a good program. They are based off real airlines, and use their schedules. http://www.cpavirtual.org/ATPAirlines.asp
You only need to pass a 40 question test with 70% or higher and you're in. There is not requirement for flights, except that you need to fly one flight in the first week and then one flight every three months (I think)

I tried the exam, got 98% on it ....  Big grin .

Question though, what all do you need as far as software goes? Do you just need FS, or do you also need VATSIM, fspassenger, etc.? Also, do they provide the aircraft for download, or do you just go to avsim and get the required equipment?
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:35 pm

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 12):

That livery is beautiful. I'm interested but I can't get VATSIm to bloody work. Azza40 I PMd you about your VA, I'm interested in anyone that will have me.
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 17):
That livery is beautiful. I'm interested but I can't get VATSIm to bloody work. Azza40 I PMd you about your VA, I'm interested in anyone that will have me.

Just waiting for Jamie to return off holiday and we can get things sorted  Smile

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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:46 am

Hiya,

I would love to promote North Star Airlines here, but sadly we are down for a a few weeks to get new systems installed.

We fly A318, B752, B762ER and B763ER. We are based in EDI with hubs at EDI and NCL. We are a fairly small operation but effective for our hubs. Shoot me a PM if you are interested  Smile

And also I am very sorry to Hijack this thread but I would just like to say we have some staff positions available.

USA Operations Manager ~ With Possibility of Future Promotion

Financial Advisor ~ Age Restrictions Apply #Applicant must be over 20 Years Old

North Star Sun (Charter) CEO/Director ~ Applicant must have 5+ hours spare time per week to work with NSN.

If interested please download application forms here:

.DOC ~ http://www.flynorthstar.net/ApplicationFiles/StaffApplication-NSX.doc
.PDF ~ http://www.flynorthstar.net/ApplicationFiles/StaffApplication-NSX.pdf

and send completed ones to: ceo-mike@flynorthstar.net OR northern@flynorthstar.net

Once again sorry to hijack the thread, but I thought perhaps there would be some people interested  Smile

Thanks
Mike
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 16):
I tried the exam, got 98% on it .... .

Question though, what all do you need as far as software goes? Do you just need FS, or do you also need VATSIM, fspassenger, etc.? Also, do they provide the aircraft for download, or do you just go to avsim and get the required equipment?

All you need is FS. If you fly on VATSIM or IVAO even better. Fspassengers is great to fly with and a lot of fun. I believe that all of their airlines have freeware aircraft for download and often AFCAD files and sometimes scenery.
I joined not knowing very much about real world regulations for the exam and got a 81%. I am pretty sure that I could get in the high 90's now.

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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:01 pm

Thanks VTBDflyer! I was thinking about joining the Virtual AF/KL. Looks kinda fun and you only have to fly once every three months, so there is not much pressure if one doesn't have the time to fly as often as possible.
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:32 pm

Quoting BA787 (Reply 17):
That livery is beautiful. I'm interested but I can't get VATSIm to bloody work.

You don't need to be on VATSIM to fly with us; you can fly offline too.  Smile
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:49 pm

I would promote my VA...but it's closed indefinately...hehe.
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:49 pm

http://www.deltava.org/

My VA


Cheers,
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:40 am

http://www.simairline.net

The virtual airline I fly and paint aircraft for! 32 airlines at the end of expansion all based on real-life, and with all those airlines, you can use your Level-D 763 for Delta, Hawaiian, ANA, Air Canada, Alitalia, KLM, British Airways, Sobelair (under Sabena), and Varig, and that's just now!
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:28 am

The most realistic VA I have found is United Virtual Airlines...It was actually started by someone who works for UA and, at one point, was actually hosted on united.com.

http://www.united-virtual.com/
 
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RE: Im Looking For A VA...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:32 pm

I'm going to second MetroAir. They do operate the aircraft that you're looking for, in a way, since there's an easy process to merge the panel from the Level-D 767 to the POSKY 767-200.

If you still decide that Metro doesn't suit your tastes, two VAs based on real-world airlines that I can recommend are United Virtual Airlines, mentioned in the previous post, and Lan Virtual, both sponsored by their real-world counterparts and flying the 767-300.

All three, however are very realistic and very-well run VAs; they're great places to start your career!

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