PE Virtual Airlines?

Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby onevim » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:21 pm

Life is one of those pesky things that always seems to get in the way of things. ;-)

Sounds good, Matthias. I may or may not have time to do something with this myself. I'll keep researching. One of us will get to it... eventually. ;-)
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby signmanbob » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:54 pm

Hey Guys,
I just joined American Airlines Virtual and they give online credit for flying on Pilotedge and have it as an online option on their company ACARs. I've only been a member for a few days, but it seems like a very large and organized VA that has been around for a while.
http://aavirtual.net/
V-3 * CAT-11 * i-11 Ratings 8-)....Yeah!!
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby kawfeebassie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 pm

I joined a virtual group a while ago called the Virtual Pilots Association. So far it has been pretty fun, but they only reward online flights done on VATSIM and IVAO, and a lot of the pilots are not in the US. Some of the things I like about them:

- their motto is "Free your Wings"
- you can fly VFR/IFR, GA, Non-Scheduled Charter or Cargo, or scheduled airline flights
- they have tons of awards for things like # of airports in an area, # of night flights, # of airliner flights
- they have tons of very cool tours/missions (think Alphabet Challenge but lots of them)
- to move up the ranks requires taking exams to verify your knowledge
- they have lots of forums where pilots talk about aviation (real and sim), gear/planes, skills, etc)

Some of their missions are just epic. They have a North America VFR tour that is 250 legs. The Alphabet Challenge on MyFlightRoute is popular with PE clients, but there is only 1 of them. Tours and events can be incredibly fun, and I think PE would benefit a lot of there were more *things* to do on the network in addition to just FSEconomy.

I would like to help organize something like this focused on just the PE subscription area.

- allow flying anything, anywhere\
- recognizes the PE CAT and I ratings, and then augments with additional ratings to help pilots keep increasing skills
- supports training/certification for getting aircraft type ratings
- scheduled airline flights between all the supported PE airports for airliner buffs
- allow non-scheduled charter and cargo (can use with FSEconomy)
- have lots of neat tours and awards for PE subscription area (e.g. Idaho Back Country tour)

The combination of free/open-source SimACARS (http://www.simacars.net/) and the Virtual Airlines Manager (http://virtualairlinesmanager.net/) pretty much gives you everything you needs out of the box to launch and manage a virtual airline including tours, events, awards, hubs/routes, etc. There may be others available too. The reason to use an ACARS system in addition to PE flight tracking is that it can help with establishing awards, and organizing/tracking events/tours, etc.

If anyone is still interested in this, let me know here, or on the PE Discord - @Kawfee Bassie#0270.
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Dean33 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:19 am

Count me in!
Been looking at VA’s and ACAR systems yesterday and I’d prefer to stay ‘local’.
Frankly I sometimes struggle with the time for a 90 minute flight so I don’t need somewhere where the norm is long haul.
Tried FSE but it didn’t float my boat (or the equivalent aeronautical term).
Don’t forget the executive charter flights!
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