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Canadian Xpress British Columbia Float Tour

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Fly the Canadian Xpress® British Columbia Float Tour

The Canadian Xpress® British Columbia Float Tour is based on Harbour Air which is a scheduled service, tour and charter airline based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The all-seaplane airline specializes in routes between Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, Sechelt, Comox, Whistler and the Gulf Islands, primarily with DeHavilland Canada floatplanes. Along with West Coast Air and Whistler Air, it operates DeHavilland Beavers, Otters and Twin Otters.

The Canadian Xpress® British Columbia Float Tour consists of 34 legs that follow routes of Harbour Air that must be flown in order using the Canadian Xpress® DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300F float aircraft.

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Moving Forward with Virtual United Social Club, Inc.

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Chicago, Illinois -  Being social, realism, organization, and visually appealing are just some of the things that help make a Virtual Airline stand out amongst the vast number of organizations out there. It is our pleasure, from the hard working Staff Team at Virtual United, to introduce Virtual Project Forward. This is a new project will help make us one of the best in the World. When you hear that “Rhapsody in Blue” you automatically think United, but what about it from the virtual point of view?

Virtual Project Forward will revolutionize the ways of not only Virtual United, but also the Virtual Community. To begin, you have to be social. The community is what makes your airline succeed. At Virtual United were are working on moving to new heights with the start of live streaming on Twitch.tv. Next is realism. By working with our new members on the staff team, we are improving and adding those routes that you love to fly. There is nothing worst then looking forward to a flight, but not having it in the database. This is all being improved so if Star Alliance has it, then so do we. Organization is another key factor for something to succeed. In our case, Virtual Project Forward will improve the navigation of a new interface. Not going to say much, but don’t be surprised if one day there is a new website layout. This also ties into the visually appealing aspect. If something looks appealing, then it is proven more people will be drawn to it.

In conclusion, we would like to welcome you to Virtual United as we make a new beginning with Virtual Project Forward. These changes will help us tackle our goal of making Virtual United Social Club Inc. a place where Continue reading

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MetroAir Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

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EVERETT, WA – MetroAir Virtual Airlines celebrated its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Monday with a special pre-delivery ceremony at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center. The 787-8 variant of the Dreamliner is the first of 5 first 787 orders that MetroAir has placed with Boeing. MetroAir also has 5 options and 10 airframes to be leased.

MetroAir will initially deploy the 787-8 on a series of trial flights to Los Angeles, Portland, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Austin, and Fort Lauderdale from their central hub in Kansas City. This trial period will give MetroAir an opportunity for both flight and ground crews to become familiar and get hands-on experience with the aircraft. The 787-8 will be operate on these routes until March 1, at which point they will begin service on their permanently scheduled routes.

While specifics have not been announced beyond the initial Los Angeles-Manchester route, Chief Operating Officer William Hogarth stated “the 787 is expected to make appearances in Mumbai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and Honolulu”.

The high-profile Dreamliner is part of MetroAir’s broader fleet growth effort, which also includes the recent addition of the Embraer 145 to the regional fleet, and the Airbus A330-300 last Continue reading

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Citylink VA is Going to Beatles!

CityLinkYou read it correct. We are going to Beatles. Beatles refer to The Beatles. A very popular pop group in the sixties and seventies. And they came from Liverpool.  In fact is Citylink-va, going to Liverpool.
And by that we mean, we are going to open a new hub in Liverpool.

The grand opening of Liverpool will be executed with the RJ100. The plane that was just introduced in a couple of flights in the South of Spain. Malaga was the first point of starting our new strategy: ”Connecting the dots”. In fact we are connecting our future hubs with the RJ100. Liverpool is our new hub, and following Malaga, in the project “Connecting the dots”.

Liverpool connects to the following dots:
(LEMG) Malaga (+/- 3 hours)
(LFSB) Basel (+/- 1:45 hour)
(ENBR) Bergen (+/- 1:45 hour)

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Canadian Xpress February 2016 Challenge – Dangerous Airports IX

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This month, we depart Marseille Provence Airport (LFML) and travel to Courchevel is an airport serving Courchevel (LFML), a ski resort in the French Alps. The airfield has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%.

There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. The runway has no instrument approach procedure or lighting aids, thus making landing in fog and low clouds unsafe and Continue reading

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Happy 10 Year Anniversary MetroAir Virtual!

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A little more than 10 years ago on a cold Michigan morning, founder Mark McCoy had a crazy idea to build a new virtual airline that was focused on realism. The plan was to start the airline off like a new real world airline with a very limited fleet (and  cash balance).  The airline officially started with 6 Boeing 737-200ADVs and 3 Bombardier Dash 8-Q200s. ”Today is just the beginning” said McCoy on that very first day; his words have never rang so true.

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For those of you who like numbers, in the 10 years we’ve had some impressive stats. Keep in mind that we did lose some data at one point so the numbers for all are really a little higher. In the Continue reading

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Bluestar Airways is Ready for Boarding

BlueStar_logoBluestar Airways was founded in June 2015. We are a virtual Airline with no reference to an existing company. Any matches are purely random. Our goal is to simulate as realistic as possible the operation and process of an airline. We use a pilot software (cACARS, kACARS, xACARS) that sends all relevant data live to our flight dispatch center.

With modern aircrafts of the type Airbus 319/320/321, Boeing 737NG (738) and Bombardier Dash Q400 we start from our main hubs Berlin EDDBDublin EIDW and Stuttgart EDDS to numerous destinations in Europe. Our home base is the airport of Berlin-Brandenburg. Until the real opening of the airport of BER, we start from the old airport of Schoenefeld.

Some highlights of our Flight Dispatch Center,

  • Bookable flights, depending on pilot location
  • Aircraft maintenance simulation
  • Rank system depending on Continue reading
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