about VA France
What is a Virtual Airline (VA)?
A virtual airline simulates a real-world airline, flying its own aircraft and routes in the virtual world of Flight Simulator.
Member of the virtual ailine (virtual pilos) join the airline and choose flights which they then fly in Flight Simulator using realistic airline procedures.
After the flight, virtual pilots report their flight in a pilot report (PIREP) and the hours of the flight are automatically added to their logbook.
As flight hours accumulate, members consequently progress through the ranks at the virtual airline.
Instead of flying aimlessly in your FS world, virtual airlines aim to bring together a community of FS pilots, and provide them with a fun and educational environment in which to fly.
Virtual pilots seek to learn rules and discipline required to fully enjoy the simulation of an airliner flight, and a virtual airline provides learning material, operation rules, fleet informations and schedules to achieve that.
In other virtual airlines when you become a member your only job is to complete a flight for the same airline, day after day, month after month, year after year. The learning curve may be too high for some or the realism level manic.
For this reason many pilots choose to join several VA's or quit over time. Who would want to fly the same planes and routes all the time? Boring.....but not with us!
This is where VA France comes in.
We have very basic rules to keep the learning curve low and have a custom made ACARS program that will provide help and support, and take care of all the flight data so that you can enjoy and concentrate on flying.
We provide complete airline fleet information and flying procedures. We also encourage our pilots to learn them but its not mandatory and every member of VA France can set his personal realism goals for themselves.
New virtual pilots will find all they need is a quick start, and will progressively learn, while experienced ones will get full support for all the realism they wish to simulate.
We like to reach for the "as real as it gets" but, most of all, we know it's a hobby meant to be fun. Our members are able to choose whatever flight, route or aircraft they like, we even include cargo operations and historic flights for some of our airlines allowing the operation of classic aircrafts from the golden age of aviation!
VA France works side by side with both VATSIM
for online flying with real time traffic and traffic control.
We actively support Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, FSX and X-Plane.
Last but not least we invite all our members to join our Message Board
where the heart of our community resides.
Here you will meet and get to know your flying colleagues, share experiences and opinions, find the latest aviation news and addon reviews, get support for whatever problem and surely make new valuable friends from all around the world.
Flying Tigers Group
VA France is a full virtual airline affiliated to the Flying Tigers Group (FTG): "The gateway for airlines of the world".
Each virtual airline of the Flying Tigers Group includes different divisions for owned or child airlines, and where applicable even cargo
FTG even allows its pilots to fly a selection of flights from all airlines that are member of the OneWorld
and Star Alliance
Members of one virtual airline can login in any virtual airline affiliated to the Flying Tigers Group and can do flights for any of them, be it passenger, cargo, alliance or historic, all of them appears in the virtual pilot personal logbook and count in his flight hours and experience.
FTG Virtual Airlines:
The Flying Tigers Group is a nonprofit organization, not endorsed or affilated to any airline or other business activity of any kind.
All virtual airlines part of the Flying Tigers Group shares the www.flyingtigersgroup.org
domain to stress the nonprofit organization nature and to avoid any possible confusion with the unrelated real counterparts.
All airline logos are different and all images are taken from within Flight Simulator, the graphic is kept intentionally different from the real airline to avoid possible copyright infringement.
Trade mark infringements are not possible since the organization is nonprofit and does no trading of any kind.
Joining and flying with FTG is absolutely free and involves no monetary exchange.
All funding is provided by donations and the FTG is proud to keep a neutral position in reviewing, discussing and promoting freeware and payware flight simulators and related addons.