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|09/04/2018||Delta FLY! Publication to Resume with a New Editor - Shane Reilly||Terry Eshenour|
|After 6 years absence, the publication of Delta FLY! will resume with Shane Reilly as Editor. Initially, we are hoping to publish at least two editions annually with the first one by year's end.
The publication experienced several updates over its history. There are many factors attributable to its sporadic publications mainly it is lack of content. We are excited that Shane volunteered his time and is enthusiastic about taking on a new challenge, it is important that our members provide him with stories, articles and other content relevant to Delta Virtual Airlines and flight sim. There are more than 1,000 active pilots. Each of us has stories to share with our like-minded aviation enthusiasts. Write a few sentences to share with your buddies. Don't be concerned if your latest epistle did make the New York Times bestseller list, we can assist in getting your thoughts in presentable form. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your story published. If you need ideas, refer to prior Delta FLY! Newsletters that can be found in the Pilot Center.
You will learn more about Shane's plans in the forthcoming weeks. Drop him a line at Editor@DeltaVA.org
|02/11/2018||Delta Virtual Airlines FAQ updated||Andrew Vane|
|We are proud to announce that we have updated our FAQ. Hopefully this document will help prospective and new pilots find answers to basic questions about our organization and how we operate.
|10/06/2017||Support For X-Plane and Lockheed Martin Prepar3d Users||Andrew Vane|
|Delta Virtual Airlines includes staged programs based on pilot's skill and experience with advancement accomplished via exams and check rides. Our ACARS program, check ride structure and flight academy are focused around FS2004, FSX and FSX Steam Edition. At the present time, we are working to improve and implement more functionality of these facets of our virtual airline for pilots who use Lockheed Martin Prepar3d and Laminar Research X-Plane.
We welcome all new pilots but want to be clear that presently, your pathway may be limited in the short term if you use X-Plane 10 or use Prepar3d v1-3. Since X-Plane 11 and Prepar3d v4 are newly released simulator platforms, functionality with these platforms within our programs and opportunities to advance through stages are more limited at this time.
Staff are making significant progress with our own ACARS program and in our Flight Academy courses in this regard but the work will still take some time. Check the Water Cooler for future announcements especially with regard to aircraft compatibility.
Thank you all for being a part of our Virtual Airline, now in its 16th year of existence. We continue to see new pilots join us daily and are putting forth our focus and efforts to continue to grow and serve this great hobby that has brought us together. We appreciate your support and involvement.
Stay tuned for more developments announced in the water cooler.
Delta Virtual Airlines Operations Department
|06/25/2017||Stage 2 B737 and A320 Programs Now Accept X-Plane for Check Rides||Andrew Vane|
|Thanks to the hard work of Salem Gbian and Luke Kolin, we are pleased to announce that we can now accept X-Plane (version 11) as a simulator for check rides in the B737 and A320 programs. The default X-Plane 11 737 may be used for the 737 program check rides and the payware X-Plane 11 JarDesign 320 and A330 may be used for check rides in the A320 and A330 programs, respectively. The latest version of ACARS v3.2 (Build 120 as of 6/24/18) can be obtained in the fleet library via the pilot center. We realize that one of these aircraft is payware requiring financial investment but we're working on the freeware versions as fast as we can. This is too good news to keep to ourselves and an amazing accomplishment given the absence of support from the developer.
Please keep in mind that all necessary data must be captured during the check ride by ACARS in order for the Chief Pilots to evaluate the check ride, regardless of the simulator version used. If for some reason not enough data is captured by ACARS which is essential to evaluate the flight, the check ride cannot be approved. We are continuing to add more aircraft as we go through the testing phase. We are also working to get ACARS to acknowledge enough information to accept x-plane aircraft in the Flight Academy and to verify it works with XP10.
This addition to DVA opens up a huge opportunity for our DVA pilots to advance and we're very appreciative of the efforts of Luke and Salem to bring this feature to our virtual airline.
Stay tuned for more announcements in the X-Plane channel of the water cooler including what hopes to be a growing list of compatible x-plane aircraft. We will also be updating the DVA Pilot's Manual in the near future. Please also used the x-plane channel of the cooler to share screenies, ask questions, and provide general feedback on ACARS so we can continue to improve upon it.
(on behalf of A330 Chief Pilot Salem Gbian and DVA Web Programmer Yoda Luke Kolin)
|05/10/2017||Delta Virtual Airlines Announces Completion of 1,000,000th Flight||Andrew Vane|
|Delta Virtual Airlines is proud to announce that after about 16 years as a virtual airline with over 12,000 pilots passing through our doors, we recently have reach 1,000,000 logged flights. The 1,000,000th logged flight was achieved by Alex Pal flying a Boeing 717 and the flight report was approved by Boeing 737 Assistant Chief Pilot Peter Lund. This achievement marks a significant milestone in the history of Delta Virtual Airlines. We are proud of this achievement and grateful to all of our pilots and staff, past and present, who were all a part of our success, making us who we are today. We are also thankful for the support of VATSIM, IVAO and their controllers who make our flight simulation experience more enjoyable.
We look forward to continued success and fun moving forward as we grow and implement more programs and features for our pilots.
DVA Senior Staff
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