SimAirline.net's Mission as "Virtual
Airlines of Choice"
-To offer pilots passenger service to
worldwide destinations with a wide variety of aircraft and flights to choose
-To follow the operations of the real
airlines as closely as possible
-To be a respected leader in the flight
-To encourage a sense of community among
-To train responsible and safe virtual
airline pilots accountable to high standards
-To create an enjoyable flight simulator
experience by removing restraints and encouraging choice
SimAirline.net is a virtual airline organization
of twenty-seven virtual airlines: Air Canada Virtual,
Tahiti Nui Virtual,
Alaska Virtual, Alitalia
ANA Virtual, AOM Virtual,
Virtual, Copa Virtual, Delta Virtual,
Virtual, Frontier Virtual, Hawaiian
Virtual, Hong Kong Virtual, Virtual
Icelandair, KLM Virtual, Korean
Midway Virtual, Northwest
Virtual, Pan American Virtual,
Virtual, South African Virtual, Swissair
Virtual, Thai Virtual, Varig Virtual,
and Virgin Virtual.
At SimAirline.net, you can fly any flight
and aircraft of our virtual airlines. We do not assign you to specific
hubs or flights to fly because we feel that you can create a better experience
by making your own decisions. If an aspect of our flight operations is
not covered in this Pilot Manual, then you may assume that the decision
is yours to make. However, we strongly encourage asking
if you are unsure of anything.
"Giving someone the freedom to take responsibility
releases resources that would otherwise remain concealed."
–Jan Carlzon, former SAS President
We strongly recommend using Microsoft
Flight Simulator FS2004. All downloads currently offered are tested for
compatibility in FS2004, although we are currently undergoing compatibility
testing for FSX. We do not have any age or financial requirements, although
we do encourage contributions. We do require
that you be able to safely fly for us. If you are moving here from another
virtual airline, then all of your hours will be credited. If you choose
to continue flying for another virtual airline, then 75% of your hours
will be credited. It is important to remember that you are not a member
of a specific virtual airline, but of SimAirline.net.
If you have not
flown for a virtual airline before, please read Flying
for a Virtual Airline before continuing.
You will be emailed a welcome letter after
applying. You may then select your first flight using the instructions
on the Flights page of any of our virtual airlines. Aircraft and panels
can be found through each virtual airline's Fleet page. After completing
each flight, you fill out a PIREP (Pilot Report). You will be emailed your
pilot ID number and added to the roster after filing your first PIREP.
Pilot rosters are not updated on a daily basis, so please allow a few days
to process your PIREPs.
Flights must be flown at the same time
and date in the simulator as scheduled, and with the same aircraft type
as originally scheduled. You must follow the instructions on the Flights
page when selecting a flight. All flights must begin and end at the gate,
or ramp where appropriate. Pilots may accelerate the simulation rate when
at cruising speed and altitude and with the autopilot on, but to no more
than 4x. We encourage using real weather conditions, ATC programs, navigation
programs, and FS Real Time, but these are not required. If you are unsure
of how to fly using online ATC, we recommend reading How
to Fly IFR With VATSIM. We strongly recommend using FS Real Time (found
on our Downloads page) to ensure correct flight
times when flying.
PIREPs must be filed through the virtual
airline that operates the flight. When filing a PIREP, file the simulator's
arrival and departure times in local
time and 24-hour
time, with each flight segment (one takeoff and landing) in a separate
PIREP. If your flight is unusually early or late, or if you flew the flight
several times, note that in the comments. If you make a mistake when filing
a PIREP, immediately file a corrected one and note in the comments that
it is a correction. If we feel there is an error in a PIREP, we will contact
you and ask you to correct it. We strongly recommend that you record your
flight information in a personal flight log for future reference. We also
encourage you to check the roster regularly to ensure that their hours
have been properly credited. Pilot rosters are usually updated one to two
times a week. Always check when the roster was last updated before contacting
us with questions.
You must fly at least one flight per month
to remain active or you will be removed from the roster. If you are unable
to fly for an entire month or more, then you should fill out an Inactivity
form through the Control Panel. You may
file for inactivity for a maximum of twelve months. If you are removed
from the roster and wish to return, then you need only file a PIREP. Please
let us know if your email address or location changes through the Control
Panel. If you ever wish to resign, you just need to not file a PIREP,
and you'll be removed from the roster the following month.
Anytime you contact us, you should include
your name and pilot ID number. Providing false information in applications,
PIREPs, or other communications is not allowed. Offensive, obscene, and
misrepresentative content are prohibited in our Message
Boards and communications to or on behalf of SimAirline.net. Advertising
for other virtual airlines, negative stereotyping, and illegal software
links are also not allowed. Violation of these rules is sufficient provocation
to be removed from the roster.
U.S. airport instrument charts.
Codes: Your source for airport codes.
Diagrams: Official diagrams useful when taxiing around an unfamiliar
Information: Detailed information on airport facilities, runways, communication,
Australia: Australian airport charts.
and WestCoastATC: Online ATC
networks with charts and other resources.
and Avsim: The largest websites for
real-time flight tracking
Simulator Checklists: checklists for multiple airliners.
Freeware Scenery List: A comprehensive listing of add-on scenery.
U.K. airport charts.
(France): French airport charts.
aviation safety information.
VFR and IFR charts for the U.S.
(South Africa): South African airport charts.
Time Server: Worldwide time zone information.
Navigation Charts and Flight Planning Tools
If you have any questions about the contents
of the Pilot Manual or any of our websites or operations, feel free to
contact our management team or ask in the
Started section of our
We also recommend reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
We hope you enjoy your time here at SimAirline.net.
the Pilot Manual, you may fill out an application here.