Airline Operations


Our Tour Centre is the newest part of our airline operations. It provides pilots the opportunity to fly journeys that are made up of multiple legs, giving them a more felxible flying experience.

Perfect for those pilots who dream of flying to far off places, but can only fly for 1-2 hrs at a time. It's perfect for those who just want to try something different and fly to places they've never been to before.

Current tours available include:

Around the UK in seven legs

Island hop around the Carribean

Visit the Nordic Fjords and Mountains

Visit the highlands and the lowlands on the Scotland Tour!

Around the World Tour

Malta and the Med

Switzerland Tour

DownUnder Jet Tour

The Flybe Route Tour

Our Cargo Ops module gives those pilots who love the TNTs and FedEx's of this world, their chance to make it as a Cargo Pilot. The module creates scheduled freight flights for you to perform for one of a number of our cargo airlines.

The scheduling provides a multitude of cargo types and schedules against different airlines. You can also set your flight sim to the scheduled departure time to see if you can hit your scheduled arrival time.

If you fancy that more realistic airline pilot feeling, our Charter Ops centre is perfect. The Charter Centre Module creates a randomized series of charter flights using our various airlines. It provides pilots with a set route, with set departure and arrival times.

Test yourself against these schedules and see if you have what it takes to operate just like a charter pilot would.

Our Pilot Academy is still in its infancy, but our aim is to make this a great resource for new and experienced pilots to learn more about basic flight and more advanced techniques.

We already have tutorials on SIDs, STARS and ILS landing approach with more to come.

Our Pilot Events are an excellent facility for both staff and pilots to create and add their own events. Whether you want to do a group flight, a training flight or just simply an impromptu invite to some friends.

The Events Centre allows you to create, advertise and manage sign ups for events and it will even email pilots to remind them of your event.

Vat Spy

What is it and what does it do?

VAT-Spy is a simple application that allows you to view current ATC staffing and traffic levels on VATSIM. It is modeled after ServInfo, a very popular traffic and ATC viewer for multiple online flying networks. ServInfo is a fantastic program that left little room for improvement, but there were one or two areas that you'll find are different in VAT-Spy, mainly the map and the CPU usage during data downloads.

VAT-Spy's map looks very similar to ServInfo's map, but it has a different interface for panning and zooming. You can smoothly pan and zoom the map using the mouse. There is full documentation available on the Vatspy website (see link below).

As for CPU usage, VAT-Spy differs from ServInfo in that it is a multi-threaded application, which means that it does a lot of its work in the background while the user interface remains responsive. This means that, for example, you can still pan and zoom the map while VAT-Spy is downloading the latest VATSIM data. This also means that VAT-Spy can take advantage of multi-core processors. One processor core can handle downloading and parsing the data, while the other core can handle drawing the map, etc.

Features

  • World map with smooth panning and zooming.
  • Most fonts and colors on the map are customizable.
  • Multi-threaded for high performance and responsive user interface.
  • Customizable filters.
  • Map bookmarks allow you to save favorite views of the map.
  • Favorites allow you to quickly jump to any country, FIR/ARTCC, or airport details.
  • METAR lookup window can fetch multiple METARs at once.
1335
# of Flights
957
# of Routes
2325
Miles Flown
73
Pilots