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