[jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM

  • From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 11:40 +0100 (BST)

If JHB migrates to Vatsim, I am absolutely convinced that new 
pilots will be looked after.  It is no way as frightening as its 
reputation... and I will start flying JHB air taxi sorties again 

The rules are as follows (from Ruth McTighe, Vatsim UK Deputy 
Director and a member of our club) We are seeking registration as 
a VA at this moment. Even though we are a VFR Flying Club not an 
airline, we think we satisfy the requirements, and Ruth agrees.
here's the criteria for being a VA:

All airlines listed in the VATSIM database must meet seven (7) 
basic requirements: 

(1) The airline management supports VATSIM and encourages their 
pilots to use SquawkBox for flying on the VATSIM network.
(2) Many of thier pilots regularly fly online, giving the airline 
a presence on the VATSIM network.
(3) The airline must have been in existence for at least three 
(4) Each airline has 10 or more pilots with a verified VATSIM 
PID/CID, listed in an easy to find roster or rosters (if hub 
based), who fly actively on the VATSIM Network.
(5) Each airline displays a VATSIM logo, with link, on their 
website homepage, preferably in a conspicuous location. Get logos 
(6) No VA website will attempt to install or alter any software 
on a client user's system.
(7) All VAs must maintain an active email address in which they 
can be reached.

A) VA's, when applying for partnership, must include all the 
requested information from above to help the application be 
processed promptly.  To apply for affiliation, use the form 

B) An airline may be removed from the database at any time for 
any reason. 
Reasons may include, but are not limited to: Dead links, bad 
email addresses, continuous misbehavior by pilots on the network, 
or lack of following the above stated affiliation requirements.

I've been loking thhorugh the lists of current VAs in Europe and 
There's only two that describe themselves as "clubs" - one is a 
mixed GA and commercial group, the other had a website with pages 
of closely written German which I haven't studied carefully yet!

Maybe we could be the first VFC (Virtual Flying Club) to 



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