PE Virtual Airlines?

PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Matthias Geiss » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:39 am

Seeing the PE livery in the other thread, I was thinking about starting a PE VA, because most VAs lean more towards long-ish flights to long hauls, and FSEconomy just isn't my cup of tea at all.

Just some first ideas about the concept I am thinking off:

- All flights will be inside the PE coverage area (and upcoming airports when the expansions get active) and of course need to be flown on the network during ATC service hours
- Pilot ranks will be determined by a combination of flight-hours and the PE ratings. All pilots will start with zero hours, but of course ratings which were completed earlier would count.
- There wouldn't be a fixed fleet, so everybody can use the plane he/she wants to. But there would be different classes a pilot can use dependent on rank
- There would be a fixed schedule between towered airports, but also randomly generated pax and cargo jobs between airfields of all sizes, even non-towered strips.
- You could split jobs, so e.g. if you would like to take a job where you would need to bring 20 pax from A to B but you are only rated for smaller aircrafts, you could split the job in multiple runs while eventually finishing another job on a return leg.
- You would always need to start where your last VA flight ended. So when your last flight ended at C, and you want to do a flight from A to B, you would first need to fly from C to A (as a ferry flight, if there is no scheduled flight or job covering the leg).

Think of it as a mix of a normal VA and a job-system similar to FSE but without the economic factors.


It's not about detailing the rules&regs at the moment, I just want to get a picture about what you guys think about the general idea. :)
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Keith Smith » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:23 am

It'd be great to see PE-based VA's come to fruition!
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Kyle.Sanders » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:37 am

Just curious why FSE wouldn't fit into this plan?... It already provides automated tracking of information like this. I just joined FSE so I'm not trying to push it, I'm just curious.
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby stevekirks » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:57 am

Kyle.Sanders wrote:Just curious why FSE wouldn't fit into this plan?... It already provides automated tracking of information like this. I just joined FSE so I'm not trying to push it, I'm just curious.


FSE doesn't have airliner type jobs except in specific circumstances. You don't get any real control over destinations, aircraft types or even when the jobs show up. Not that it's a bad thing, but it's not what FSE was designed for. There are tons of posts on the FSE forums about the pros/cons of this. :)

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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Tim Krajcar » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:54 am

Keith Smith wrote:It'd be great to see PE-based VA's come to fruition!


I definitely want to echo this too, we'd love to see more PE-centered VAs. You're probably already thinking this, but I do want to make sure that you come up with your own name/brand to avoid confusion - it's already hard to explain to people outside of the sim community what exactly PilotEdge is :)

That said, I can get you some logo files if you want to badge it on your livery and so on :)
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Matthias Geiss » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:23 am

I will definitely choose an independent name, because I don't want people to think of it as being "the official" PE VA.
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Steven Winslow » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:45 am

I'd love to see more Air Northwest pilots on PilotEdge....or is it that I'd like to see more PilotEdge pilots flying for Air Northwest? Either way.....
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Jimmy64 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:40 pm

I think it's a great idea! To make it appealing to a wide audience, perhaps you should consider either a takeoff, a landing or both in PE airspace, controlled or uncontrolled, as a valid pirep. My 2 cents.
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Matthias Geiss » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:33 pm

Jimmy64 wrote:I think it's a great idea! To make it appealing to a wide audience, perhaps you should consider either a takeoff, a landing or both in PE airspace, controlled or uncontrolled, as a valid pirep. My 2 cents.

That's the plan. :) I would like to concentrate everything on the PE area (and ATC service hours). That would also have the advantage of not needing an additional ACARS software, because the report on PEaware would be sufficient for logging the flight.
Of course you could join one of the existing VAs that let you fly anything from anywhere to anywhere (Worldwide Virtual, Zon Executive, Freeworld etc.) and choose to do every flight on PE.
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Re: PE Virtual Airlines?

Postby Jari Junior » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:59 am

I'm about to create a VA, I already have custom acars, site and everything "we" need. I was thinking about "AeroCargo", for cargo operations and also I want to operate every good plane (addon) like J3, 172, 182, cherokee, seneca, king, baron, c310 and so on. KSDM or KSBP are nice for a "starter" zone. And we can also have some ferry flights.. when we "buy" a plane, the pilot who bring the aircraft to our hub gets an award and such..

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