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|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
|01/05/2017||737 Airman ATP Rating And Training Course Open||Andrew Vane|
|You will find in the document library a new document for the newly released 737 Airman ATP Rating and Training Course. This course is designed to test a 737 pilot’s knowledge and skill above and beyond the basics. It is designed to teach pilot proficiency in the aircraft and help the pilot “know” the aircraft inside and out, its limitations, abilities and how to handle it in various situations. This course was designed to mimic the training real world 737 pilots receive in the simulators. Once successfully completed, a 737 pilot will receive the 737 Airman ATP designation. This designation will be attributed to the pilot for one year. To maintain this 737 airman rating, the pilot will be required to take and pass a refresher check ride each subsequent year.
If interested in signing up for the course, please read the new document in the Document Library, accessed via the Pilot Center. If you feel you meet the qualifications and would like to take the course, go to the flight academy link and sign-up.
This course is extremely challenging and only open to pilots in the 737 program. The document explains in detail what requirements must be met in order to take the course. We will be evaluating interest in this course as a determining factor of whether or not to roll it out for other programs in the future.
This course has been almost two full years in the making and we hope you'll all enjoy it!
Delta Virtual Operations, DVA Flight Academy and the DVA 737 Program
|01/03/2017||Document Library Addition: DVA's Propliner Operations Manual||Andrew Vane|
|Delta Virtual Airlines Senior Staff and the DC-6 Chief Pilot are pleased to announce the release of the DVA Propliner Operations Manual. This manual can be downloaded from the Document library accessed via the Pilot Center. Author Jim Daigneau, the DVA DC-6 Chief Pilot and real world commercial pilot, has developed quite an extensive, one-of-a-kind manual on how to fly historical propliners. The manual highlights most of our propliner fleet, how manifold air pressure (MAP) works, and even includes a detailed tutorial of a typical flight. Even if you're a jet lover, you'll gain valuable knowledge from this manual on how the piston props of yesteryear worked back then and still today. Props to Tom Gibson of California Classic Airliners (www.calclassic.com) for his contribution (pun intended). Much thanks also to Terry for editing and final publication of the document.
We hope you'll enjoy this 77 page encyclopedia of piston props Jimmy has put together!
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