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Westwind Airlines Announces Kim Stolt Promoted to Chief Pilot

It gives me great pleasure to announce to you that Kim Stolt has been promoted to Chief Pilot and EVP of Training in addition to his other duties effective September 15.

Kim flies jets for a living and is an FAA certified flight instructor. He has over 8,000 hours of flight time at WestWind. He has been involved in leadership at WestWind longer than I can remember. He is one of only a handful of pilots at WW that I consider to be qualified for this job.

This promotion has been in the works for a few months, but we wanted to give Kim some time with his family over the summer months before taking on new responsibilities.

Kim, replaces Ed Ward, Jr. who had held the position since the early days of the airline. A few months ago, Ed decided it was time to retire. Ed did a superb job for WestWind and he will be missed. He will forever be remembered as one of the pioneers of the airline.

Please help me welcome Kim as he takes us into the next chapter of the airline.

Mike Gibbs
President

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Atlantic International Virtual Announces AIV 3.0

Chicago, IL,Atlantic International Virtual Airlines (AIV) announced today AIV3.0, their upgraded web site with a new company logo and much more. AIV senior management has been working behind the scenes to come up with a refreshing look, as they recently re-branded the airline. AIV3.0 is scheduled to be release to the public in June 2012 with a much power punch to the flight simulation community. Also, with AIV3.0, AIV will be changing their Corporate Headquarters and Home Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (KORD). Back in April 2012, AIV announced 2 new additions to their fleet, which it will be the Boeing 777-200LR and Bombardier Q-400. We will be position these new aircraft’s to their new Domiciles within the new few weeks before we launch AIV3.0, said Corey Durham, Vice President of Flight Operations. AIV re-brand also allowed the airline to do a major makeover not only our web site and logo, but a new paint scheme, which it has painted all of their B777?s and Q400?s. Their will continue to paint the remaining fleet and should be completed by end of 2012. We have worked countless hours during the past year on planning and developing our re-launch to the flight simulation community, said Nathan Cox, Vice President of Domicile Operations of Atlantic International Virtual Airlines.

Project AIV3.0

Project AIV3.0, Atlantic International Virtual customized and advanced system, will offer its members the most updated technology and enhanced award and recognition system. We are really proud of Continue reading

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Russell Reed named VP of Marketing for WestWind Airlines

We are pleased to announce that Russell Reed has been named Vice President of Marketing for WestWind Virtual Airlines. The position of VP of Marketing is a new position at WestWind. Russell is a resident of Moses Lake, WA and is a real world pilot. He joined WestWind in 2006. Russell also serves as the Assistant Hub Manager for the Washington- Dulles Hub.

About WestWind Airlines
WestWind Virtual Airlines is an international online organization dedicated to promoting aviation through simulation. It offers real world pilots the opportunity to inexpensively maintain their piloting skills and provides people who are interested in aviation a chance to learn the skills that are required to pursue a career in aviation. WestWind began operations in 1996 and is one of the oldest virtual airlines in existence. It has members all over the world with management concentrations in The United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. WestWind is an all volunteer organization.

For more information, see our web site at http://www.flywestwind.com

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WestWind Airlines Announces Mike Bergman Hired as EVP of Aircraft

We are pleased to announce that Mike Bergman has been named Executive Vice President of Aircraft for WestWind Virtual Airlines. Mike is also the Executive Vice President of Information Technology at WestWind and a member of the WestWind Executive Committee and will remain in both of those roles. Mike is a resident of Fresno, California. He has been a WestWind pilot since 2007.

The position of EVP of Aircraft became vacant when Kim Stolt, a long-time member of WestWind’s Executive Committee announced his desire to refocus on the Cargo division. Kim will remain in his role as EVP of Cargo Operations and will remain on the Executive Committee.

About WestWind Airlines
WestWind Virtual Airlines is an international online organization dedicated to promoting aviation through simulation. It offers real world pilots the opportunity to inexpensively maintain their piloting skills and provides people who are interested in aviation a chance to learn the skills that are required to pursue a career in aviation. WestWind began operations in 1996 and is one of Continue reading

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SKY BLUE RADIO VA DAYs- Featuring FREE! Advertising for Virtual Airlines

Sky Blue Radio will be celebrating VA Days the third weekend in January on the 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2012. That weekend Virtual Airlines (VA’s) will have the opportunity to promote their airlines for free! on Sky Blue Radio and can enter to win one year of advertising if selected as the Sky Blue Radio Virtual Airline of the Year!

Airlines must submit their intentions no later than January 17th 2012. If they want SBR to produce their on-air promos they must submit copy no later than January 15th, 2012.

To be considered for Sky Blue Radios VA of the Year. VA’s must submit a one page summary of what makes their VA unique, and how does it best promote the feeling of community within flight simulation. VA’s do not have to be affiliated with any online network. Each summary will be evaluated by our panel of judges with a winner selected from the submissions. Submissions must be made no later than Continue reading

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Introducing Nippon Virtual Cargo

Introducing Nippon Virtual Cargo!  Unlike other virtual airlines, Nippon Virtual Cargo does not want to be the largest virtual airline, but rather an organization that offers a home and a place where aviation enthusiasts can join together and communicate, collaborate, and participate in and about aviation.

Nippon Virtual Cargo’s flight schedules correlate to those of the real world.  Every tail-number and flight number is relative to the flight number and tail number of each route and aircraft of Nippon Cargo Airlines.  The majority of these schedules are about 4+ hours long while there are 2 hour schedules. Operations are directed to the main hub, Narita-Tokyo International Airport, from Alaska, Illinois, New York, and California as well as European and Asian-Pacific cities.  Frequent flights from Rockford-Chicago International Airport to Anchorage-Alaska International airport connect the central United States with the Asian-Pacific territories.  This is because of direct flights to Narita and air cargo operations between Incheon.  As flights between Continue reading

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Caal Airways Virtual Announcement


Caal Airways has had an excellent October. It recorded over 100 pireps
and continues to grow from strength to strength. All staff positions are now filled with a hard working and dedicated team. We also launched our first Airbus A320 to go along side our fleet of B738 . More A320 will be delivered shortly which should give our VA a fine balance of aircraft and a good variety of choice for our pilots to fly. This months tour is in South Africa and has been designed and hosted by our Belfast Aldergrove hub manager Liam Davis. We will also be holding our first event this month which will be with Vatsim on a short flight frm EGAA to EGPF.

Alan Cooke
CEO CAAL AIRWAYS

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