Every day, there
are pilot shortages throughout the world. Sickness, vacation,
family emergencies, strikes, and many other unforeseen events
force airlines to delay flights, and worse yet cancel them.
This is where AirSource steps in and keeps the planes flying.
We are a strong union of virtual pilots traveling throughout
the world with one goal in mind; Complete the flight in a
timely manner with safety first.
Hundreds of airlines have
contracts with AirSource because they know we can "take
off" where they left off. But it's not all business here,
we are here to have fun along the way!
From flying low
and slow using your own personal virtual flying time, to flying across oceans
and even around the world; AirSource has a flight that fits your needs! Read on
to learn more about the most diverse and exciting virtual flying community on
the net, AirSource!
website represents our community. We strive to bring you an
easy to use environment so you may progress efficiently and
happily. This virtual pilot union uses effective tools to
communicate and complete day to day activities. One example is
our automated database. This is a real-time system that takes
your data and organizes it in an easy to read format. Our
database accepts your flight data, immediately calculates your
total flight time and distributes the correct amount of
virtual money to your account. We have an extensive list of
statistics pages that are updated every time you open the
AirSource does not exclusively use their own fleet of
aircraft* members have their choice of simulation media.
We fully support Microsoft
Flight Simulator© series, but our Pilots can use any
flight simulator to fly basic scheduled and (select) bid division
flights. Additionally, most if not all add on aircraft can
be downloaded and used in conjunction with your favorite
simulator from popular aviation simulation websites like AVSIM.
and Bid Divisions may require specific version(s)
of Microsoft Flight Simulator©.
What is a "Virtual
Virtual Airline is a fictional rendition of a real-world
Airline. There are also Virtual Airlines on the Internet
that do not model themselves after any real world Airline,
and use a unique name. The term “VA” is used for
short. All VA’s offer multiple Aircraft for their
members to download, usually matching the scheme of the
Airline. The aircraft they offer are normally in one
format, such as FS2000, or FLY! Simulators. Therefore, it
would be required for any member of a VA to own a copy of
the simulator supported.
purpose of VA’s is for their members to be part of a
community with the same interest…Flying! Some advantages
of VA’s include: (1) Small technical issues can be
solved via the VA’s forums and E-mail from staff. (2)
Tracking of flight hours and recognition. (3) An overall
sense of community involvement. (4) Challenge above and
beyond the scope of the simulator itself.
Is AirSource a Virtual Airline?
the types of VA’s explained above, AirSource is a little
of both, and more. That is, we simulate flying for the
real world Airlines; yet have a unique company name to be
referred as. This means our Pilots may simulate flying for
a great number of real-world Airlines all under one roof.
Members consider the Company of AirSource as a Union
of Virtual Aviation Pilots (Hence the name
"Virtual Pilot Union").
the Aircraft that you may use are not limited to one
Flight Simulator. This gives us the ability to support any
Flight Simulator available on a computer, no matter the
computer type. You’re not limited to one type of livery
or paint scheme either. There are hundreds, and in the
case of FS98/FS2000/2002/2004/FSX literally THOUSANDS of different
aircraft to download for use while flying for AirSource.
AirSource pilots using Microsoft
Flight Simulator© (select versions) can perform their flights with verified
flight hours. The Active AirSource program runs during
your flight and communicates with the AirSource website
record your flight time and current action. ACARS
(Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System)
is the future of virtual flying. See
an example of pilots flying here.
AirSource Virtual Pilot Union
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