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  1. 1. Login to your Operations Center. The Jumpseat feature is now located conveniently on the right. Current rate is set at $0.10 per direct nautical mile. Under this is comprehensive Airport Information for flight and weather information at any airport in the world. 2. Open the Operations menu and go to Book Flight Only flights originating from your current location will be shown Click on the Arrow to see more details on each flight, and click the Pin to Bid on the flight 3. Click on My Bids on the right to view your previously bidded flights. You will see your upcoming flights listed here Click on Generate SimBrief Online Flight Plan 4. Select the aircraft you wish to fly with. You may need to scroll down for routes with multiple aircraft types. Keep in mind aircraft location persistence is now a feature and you should be responsible in bringing her home on a subsequent return leg. 5. This is the SimBrief planning page. You may use RouteFinder, any 3rd-party generated route or leave blank to use SimBrief's latest auto-route for Preferred Company Route. Update the Cost Index appropriate for your aircraft based on our Operations Manual. Update the Estimated Departure Time for an accurate planning brief. 6. Click on the 3 buttons on the left to see further details about your upcoming flight. If flying online, click File ATC > VATSIM on the right to automatically prefile your OFP to the network. 7. Launch your Tracker and click on the magnifying glass for Flight Search. This will list your upcoming bidded flights. Click Load on the flight to start it. 8. Your flight planning should already be present. Leg and Code can be left blank. Ignore Lights Rules should be disabled at all times. If you are using Slew for pushback, only click on Start Flight after pushback but before engine start. 9. Map View will be shown while your are en-route. Click on the aircraft icon on the left to cancel the flight before you have arrived, and click on it to end the flight once you have arrived. 10. Once you have arrived, your will see your flight summary. If you are satisfied with it, proceed to File Flight. We hope this platform upgrade brings you greater realism and fun, and look forward all comments or suggestions. Please reply here for issues related to starting a flight, or hit us up on Telegram at any time.
  2. 1. Login to your Operations Center 2. On the top-right, open the Operations menu and go to Downloads 3. Download and extract the vmsACARS client to its own folder, upon first run let it update 4. The program will start automatically after updating 5. Click on the avatar at the top-right and go to My Profile 6. Click on the eye icon next to API Key to reveal your unique login key. 7. Enter your details under Remote Configuration (Note: after the official launch date, URL will be ops.singaporevirtualairlines.org instead of beta) 8. Download MakeRunways tool by Peter Dowson, save it to your sim's root folder Extract and Run As Administrator http://fsuipc.simflight.com/beta/MakeRwys.zip 9. Once MakeRunways is done, click Re-Sync Scenery and Save Tracker installation is now complete. For instructions on how to start a routine flight please continue here. If you have any questions related to installation, reply here or hit us up on Telegram.
  3. I see. We did try this a long time ago IIRC and feedback was it unnecessarily restricted pilots, so we went the other way and started "Flight of the Month (FOM)". Still, with this new system I will see if random feature can be added for those who can't decide which route they wanna fly, perhaps with a distance limit setting.
  4. Hi Alessandro, We do plan to resume Featured Flights shortly. Is that what you had in mind or more of a "dispatch to pilot" function?
  5. This August we celebrate 200 years since the founding of modern day Singapore, when Sir Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar established our little island as a trading post. A first for us, the VATSEA region and possibly any civilian virtual airline, SVAG is bringing to the virtual skies the customary formation flights over the National Day as it unfolds simultaneously in the real world. You will be flying in a group with your fellow pilots past the downtown skyline under the watchful eyes of air traffic control after an afternoon of hopping around picturesque tropical airports in the area. All are welcome. This event lasts the entire weekend, so for those who are unable to participate on the actual day, you can join us again on Sunday. ATC arrangements will be made for general public and SVAG pilots who do not wish to fly the formation to arrive directly at Changi on Saturday. Arrangements are being made to cinematically capture this on video to memorialize this historic event. Be a part of SVAG and flight sim history this National Day! 9 August 2019 Air traffic control will be provided throughout the journey. ALL TIMES LOCAL (GMT+8) WSSS-WMKP 70MIN DEP 1200 ARR 1310 TURN 30MIN PENANG WMKP-WMKL 40MIN DEP 1340 ARR 1420 TURN 40MIN LANGKAWI WMKL-WMKC 50MIN DEP 1500 ARR 1550 TURN 30MIN KOTA BARU WMKC-WMKD 50MIN DEP 1620 ARR 1710 TURN 50MIN KUANTAN WMKD-WSSS 60MIN DEP 1805 ARR 1905 SINGAPORE CBD WSSS-WSSS 15MIN DEP 1905 ARR 1930 CHANGI 10 August 2019 Air traffic control will be provided for departure and arrival at WSSS. ALL TIMES LOCAL (GMT+8) WSSS-WMKP 70MIN DEP 1200 ARR 1310 TURN 30MIN PENANG WMKP-WMKL 40MIN DEP 1340 ARR 1420 TURN 40MIN LANGKAWI WMKL-WMKC 50MIN DEP 1500 ARR 1550 TURN 30MIN KOTA BARU WMKC-WMKD 50MIN DEP 1620 ARR 1710 TURN 30MIN KUANTAN WMKD-WSSS 50MIN DEP 1740 ARR 1830 CHANGI Management is trying to plan the flight to be accessible to all pilots who posses basic flying proficiency. Auto pilot assist and buffer time and airspace will be provisioned for. Custom flight plans will be provided to participating pilots ahead of the rehearsal flights. Pilots flying in formation on Saturday please note the following information. To confirm your participation by 2 August 0759z via the Whatsapp group, Discord server or in this thread. To report the exact add-on, model and variant they will be operating by 2 August 0759z for flight planning purposes. To be available for at least 1 rehearsal formation flight from WMKD-WSSS on 3 or 4 August 2019. To install and advise on exact livery to be operated, and to ensure VATSIM mode and livery reporting codes are correct. To be familiar with and be in complete control of aircraft, especially airspeed and situational awareness. To have aircraft distance markers in FSX/P3D enabled. Rewards Pilots who fly the event route on 9 and/or 10 August will receive: 1. Triple hours and triple pay, including their rehearsal hours Additionally, pilots who fly the formation flight on 9 August will receive: 1. Exclusive Award Ribbon in VAFS 2. Permanent feature on the website's event page 3. Feature and tag on captured event and future promotional media Flights must be flown on VATSIM and VAFS. Infractions, except for rehearsal flight, will void any event rewards. Rewards will be processed and issued within the first two weeks of September. As this is something new, the scope and specifications of the event may change. We are open to questions, suggestions and ideas. Feel free to contact any of the staff at any time. Cheerio, Nicholas Ng VP (Admin) | SVAG
  6. The management has secured prizes for the event with generous sponsorship from Imaginesim which have offered WSSS2018 upon release very soon. Event will close on 30 September 2018 2359z, with whatever flights already in the air at that time considered valid. Flights that Block Off after 2359 are not eligible for prize calculation although your hours and earnings will still be added as per normal. 1st prize: Imaginesim WSSS2018 for Prepar3D 2nd prize: EUR10 Simmarket vouchers 3rd prize: EUR5 Simmarket vouchers Prizes are subject to change due to financial or release considerations. If the 1st prize pilot does not own Prepar3D, a Simmarket voucher of equivalent dollar value will be awarded or - at the pilot's choice - a copy of WSSS2010 + voucher up to the equivalent value of the 2018 release. WSSS2018 is scheduled for release in the very near future, and Management makes no commitment to a release timeline. Should there be a pushback, the prize will be awarded as and when it is released. Prizes cannot be resold or exchanged for cash.
  7. Antarctica Orientation and Tips Attached is a map of McMurdo. We will be landing at Williams Field (NZWD) on Ross Island. Landing can be tricky even in clear conditions as everything on the ground is white. The main runway 26/08 is 3000m long and has black markings on the Aerosoft scenery. 08 also has lead-in and PAPI lights. No ILS is installed. For those without Aerosoft scenery, there is also a decent freeware rendition of the Ice Runway (NZIR) that has previously hosted aircraft such as the C5M Galaxy, linked in the scenery post. You can still use the NZWD route as the two airstrips are close enough for VAFS to detect as a single location. The South Pole is an extremely remote region; owing to transportation costs, fuel and supplies are also similarly extremely expensive and scarce. If you'd like to make your trip to the South Pole more realistic, consider loading enough fuel at Hobart to sustain your journey all the way to Sao Paolo, some 6800 kilometers away. A guide for the 747-400 is supplied below. If you need advice regarding fuel planning please approach any of the staff. The most economical route in and out of McMurdo will be supplied by the staff at least 48 hours before the event but fuel planning has to be done separately if you're not flying the 744. As before, approach us if you need help. Because of how FS (and therefore P3D) is fundamentally coded, navigation and weather works a bit differently at the bottom (and top) of the world. See the second attached picture for a better understanding; the world tiles are basically squished at the ends. Clouds will also become squished, so it's best to set them to "clear" and turn down the visibility for best visual results. 40 mile visibility, clouds clear. Add precipitation and high winds for an extra touch of realism. The following are extracts from the Aerosoft manual on navigation and weather. Boeing, on operating their 747s and 777s near the poles: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_16/polar_nav_by_model.html Test flights to NZWD have turned up the following observations and precautions. 1. Do not load fragile or hazmat cargo. 2. On aircraft that have it, use TRU north mode when crossing 82S. 3. On PMDG 747v3/777, disable HIGH IDLE in the FMC A/C options so that thrust reversers are immediately available on touchdown. 4. Wheel brakes are ineffective on ice; taxi slowly and start braking far in advance. 5. It is very difficult to visually locate and line up with the runways (everything is white). Routes with specific LAT/LON waypoints will be provided for both NZWD and NZIR. Fuel Planning: To keep things realistic, tankering is advised due to Jet A unavailability at Antarctica. You will land overweight but Finance has concluded that the cost of transporting fuel there far outweighs the increased inspection and maintenance costs. The following is a rough guide for the 747. SIA9905 YMHB-NZWD FUEL CORR ENDUR TRIP 55202 ........ 04:33 CONT 5% 2760 ........ 00:16 NO ALTN 2745 ........ 00:15 FINAL RESV 5165 ........ 00:30 MIN T/O 65872 ........ 05:34 TANKER 97555 ........ EXTRA 0 ........ 00:00 TAXI 450 ........ 00:10 RELEASE 163877 ........ 05:44 FUEL TANK CAP 173425 KG / MAX EXTRA FUEL -38775 KG LIM BY LDW TRIP CORR FOR 4000 KG TOW INCR: +555 KG / 4000 KG TOW DECR: -508 KG 2000 FT LOWER: +722 KG / EET 04:33 CLB: 250/340/84 DES: 86/340/250 SIA9906 NZWD-SBGR FUEL CORR ENDUR TRIP 93104 ........ 09:41 CONT 5% 4655 ........ 00:37 NO ALTN 2002 ........ 00:15 FINAL RESV 3726 ........ 00:30 MIN T/O 103487 ........ 11:03 EXTRA 1288 ........ 00:10 TAXI 225 ........ 00:05 RELEASE 105000 ........ 11:18 FUEL TANK CAP 173425 KG / MAX EXTRA FUEL 50620 KG LIM BY LDW TRIP CORR FOR 4000 KG TOW INCR: +1242 KG / 4000 KG TOW DECR: -1045 KG 2000 FT LOWER: +1533 KG / EET 09:46 CLB: 250/340/84 DES: 86/340/250 Regular maps stretch the poles significantly due to limitations of mapping a globe out flat. The great circle map below is useful in understanding where the next two legs will take you.
  8. Flight plan for SIA9901B is now available at http://www.singaporevirtualairlines.org/doc/SIA9901B_FP.zip For pilots going to Kai Tak on 9901A, please visit http://www.vapap.com/kai-tak-airport Alternatively, if you do not wish to install additional nav files, you can manually intercept the IGS by using VHHH 07R approach maintaining 3000ft. This plate is all you need: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0iUKNGASJUo/maxresdefault.jpg
  9. Bring our newest bird home! Singapore Virtual Airlines Group welcomes 9V-MBA, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to its SilkAir fleet. Embark on an adventure with fellow pilots hopping across the Pacific, calling at Hawaii and Guam along the way. This is an ambitious event that will span the weekend and bonuses will be rewarded accordingly. While all effort has been made in consideration of all timezones, due to the complexities of the route and ATC availability, priority has been given to local time (GMT+8). Regardless, all SVAG pilots who complete the route 48 hours after event end will still be awarded. As VAFS does not yet have the 737 MAX 8, we will be speccing the route (and future MAX 8 routes served by SilkAir) with the 737-900 instead as it is the only equivalent aircraft with adequate range. Professional flight planning data and route files will be provided at least 48 hours before event start, so don't worry even if you're new or unfamiliar with the region. Join us if you can even if it's just for a leg or two. (Hint: PHNG has incredible freeware scenery).
  10. Is this a permanent link? The last one posted to the Facebook group seems to have expired.
  11. Event details here. Post your flight logs below to obtain your bonus hours.
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    KANGAROO ROUTE

    Event details here. Post your flight logs below to obtain your bonus hours.
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    BIG TOP JUMBO

    Event details here. Post your flight logs below to obtain your bonus hours.
  14. Logs of my flights: http://www.vataware.com/flight.cfm?id=11052448 http://www.vataware.com/flight.cfm?id=11052850 http://www.vataware.com/flight.cfm?id=11053641 Thank you Mei Fong for coordinating this wonderful event.
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