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Fly the Canadian North with the Canadian Xpress Air Inuit Tour


Air Inuit started operations in 1978 using a DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver and is collectively owned by the Inuit of Nunavik through the Makivik Corporation. Based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, it operates domestic passenger services, charter and cargo services in Nunavik and Nunavut.

As Air Inuit continues to grow, they often require assistance to complete certain flights and Canadian Xpress® has been asked to help complete some of their scheduled flights.

The Air Inuit tour consists of 34 legs of actual Air Inuit flights that must be flown in order.

Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting and fly the Canadian North!

*Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or Continue reading


Freight Dogs Switches to PHPVMS / Joins VaCentral


Founded on Dec 12, 2008 Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo pilots have enjoyed flying on the VATSIM network flying any cargo aircraft they choose anytime, anywhere worldwide. Recent hiccups with our old website forced our hand to rely on the popular PHPVMS technology to keeps us on the network and visible to the internet for the flightsim community.

Our pilots now enjoy using the PHPVMS system flying online via VATSIM and now offering offline flights as well. Freight Dog pilots can fly their own chart flights as well as picking one of our timetable cargo or passenger flights. Whether you like the heavies or the bush planes, Freight Dogs has something for everyone anywhere, anytime in any aircraft you like. Now offering passenger flights with our partner airline Hoosier Express.

Do you have what it takes to fly freight worldwide? Join today, and we’ll transfer up to 250 VATSIM flight hours to your Freight Dog Log.

Check out Freight Dogs online @


Caal Airways Launches New Website to Commemorate 5 Years in Service

Caal Airways will be 5 years old this year and to celebrate we have launched a new website. Activity has increased and we have become a very popular VA. We are very relaxed in our rules as we understand real life commitments must come first. All we ask is that you file a flight report every 90 days.

Our hubs are EGAA,EIDW,EGPF,EGGW and KIAH and we have a dedicated staff team to ensure the smooth running of operations.

We are currently 14th on the VA Central list and are steadily climbing higher. We also hope to launch a new livery this year and also hold events on the VATSIM network running up to out 5th birthday in August.

Caal Airways has a bright future ahead and would love to recruit more pilots to experience the fun and relaxing atmosphere of our wonderful VA.

Visit Caal Airways online @


Eastern Airlines Virtual Kicks Off Around the World Tour


Eastern Airlines Virtual is excited to announce that the 2016 version of our Around the World Tour has kicked off. This years tour kicks off from our Corporate Headquarters at Fort Lauderdale-

Hollywood International in Florida and heads south, it then zig zags across the Equator, down through Australia. From Australia it heads to Fiji and from there you turn North and head up the Western edge and around the top of the Ring of Fire and back down through the Continental US and end up right back where you started. In all 28 legs of fun flying to some exotic locales and some well known ones as well.

Eastern Airlnes Virtual offers many benefits including;

- 10 hubs spead across the United States, from traditional Eastern Airlines hubs in Miami and Atlanta to non-traditional Eastern hubs in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Seattle.

- Fleet Hanger with 33 Aircraft ranging from modern aircraft in new liveries to traditional Eastern Airlines birds in the iconic Eastern Hockey Stick livery. Fly the DC-3 to the A380 and 747-8

- Earn Ribbons and Medals flying Tours and Challenges. Our website contains a complete pilot profile page where you can view and keep track of all your awards.

- Ranking system based on Hours flown.

- NO hourly or minimum rank requirements to fly bigger aircraft.

Come see us at and see how, from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale and everywhere in between, we’re still “Earning our Wings Everyday”.


Channel Express Opens New Hub at Newark Liberty International Airport

ChannelExpressWe at Channel Express Virtual would like to announce the opening of a New cargo hub at Newark Liberty International airport New Jersey. which went online on January 4th 2016

Currently the fleet consists of 1# Lockheed Tristar and 2# Boeing 727-200 Freighters, Although there are plans to update this fleet at a later date.

Yes these are older aircraft, but we have found there are a few out there who prefer the classic’s.  If these are not your thing, we do have newer aircraft available.

This will be our first hub on the other side of the Atlantic.  As to the question will there be others? lets just see how this one pans out.

Other Airline News
We now have 5 Senior Captains within our ranks, One of which has now completed 2’000 flying hours.  Maybe to some no big deal, But to us this is a great achievement.

We have had a steady flow of new pilots joining us, some have proved to be a great asset to us, and have got stuck right in, also showing a great deal of commitment to the airline. Continue reading


Astraeus Airlines Starts Operations


Astraeus Airlines has started operations flying from our Hub at London Gatwick Airport.
We fly a fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 757-200 to destinations such as Sharm el-Sheikh, Berlin-Schonefeld and Palma.

We are also a charter airline flying our aircraft on routes you want to through our smartCARS 2 flight tracker.

You pick the Departure airport, Arrival airport and Aircraft then fly!

We fly online on Vatsim or Ivao as well as flying offline.

We hope to see you in the skies soon.


Platinum Airways goes Skating on Thick Ice

PlatinumThickIcePlatinum Airways, the Open Skies virtual airline, is starting 2016 with a slippery Destination of the Week series. Skating on Thin Ice will visit four large glaciers on as many continents.

It has become a tradition at Platinum Airways to dedicate each year’s first destination of the Week series to a wintery theme. 2016 is no exception, as the very virtual Open Skies airline is off to four airports that are close to four significant glaciers. Skating on Thick Ice kicks off with a visit to Antarctica, home of the world’s largest Lambert Glacier, and of the Wilkins Runway (YWKS), an ice runway in the East. From there, we move on to the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska, and its main access airport of Yakutat (PAYA). Our third Skating on Thick Ice DOTW is Skardu Airport (OPSD), the closest airport to the Siachen Glacier in disputed territory between India and Pakistan in the Himalaya – OPSD was selected only on the basis of proximity. We conclude Skating on Thick Ice with a glacier in Patagonia: the Perito Moreno, and its feeder airport, Armando Tola (SAWL).

Each DOTW comes with charts to be downloaded and links to scenery files. A selection of YouTube videos usually contains flight deck and ground views with landings and departures. Continue reading


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