Welcome to BVI virtual, the airline created by blind pilots. We have a vast fleet all around the world and put on frequent events on the vatsim network. We run our airline on FS airlines, so if you are interested in joining to fly with us, create an account at FS Airlines home page.
Select BVI Virtual from the list of available airlines to join.
It is expected that you will ask any questions after reading this document in the relevant groups. Completing the training flights is a declaration that you have read and understand this document. Ignorance of these policies will not be accepted.
All new pilots must complete the two training flights in the set locations. They must receive 100 per cent ratings to be promoted. Pilots must complete at least one flight every 3 months to remain active, but the airline encourages pilots to undertake more flights as this is only a minimum. Pilots who do not undertake at least one flight in three months will be demoted to training and must complete the training flights again to become active members.
When flying on vatsim, which is not a requirement, pilots must use the iko code of BVI, and the verbal callsign of 'vision'. We ask that when flying on Vatsim, please keep things professional, meaning we will not tolerate airline members taking a bad attitude with controllers, or using their visual impairment as an excuse for being unable to use software correctly.
No pilot, having a flight where unusual events have taken place E.G crash-landing, overspeed's ETC, must submit their flight on the fs airlines client. They must press alt f4 to ensure the flight is not submitted and the airline is not penalised for the lack of flying skills on the part of the pilot. Pilots must check on the information section for their plane of choice the fuel level on board before flying. They must take this into account when adding fuel, with the understanding that fuel left over must be deducted from sim brief figures. Pilots who land overweight by a substantial amount (a couple hundred pounds is fine) will cost the airline. Any pilot who receives a negative income for the airline due to mistakes on their part must make donations to the airline to give this money back. This thus comes out of their category payments, and must be made continuedly until the debt is paid back. If necessary, the airline reserves it's right to cut a pilots salary. The airline also reserves it's right to ground a pilot who continuedly makes mistakes, or remove them completely from the pilot listings. Any pilot who is grounded must retake the training flights to prove their air-worthiness. Pilots must be competent in flying the aircraft they choose, E.G have a general idea of it's characteristics, remember that no one aircraft type is the same and to assume so will leave you open to error. Note that any actions taken by the airline are not personal, or aimed at any individual, but that we are aiming to run the airline like a business and thus must remain profitable. Please understand that if you land and have too much fuel, you are to pay back the airline from your account you have with the airline. You can do this by making a donation under your profile. We are only asking you pay what ever the dollar amount was that you was negative.
The last thing we are asking from all pilots, is to have fun. We are glad to have you here with us at Bvi Virtual. We intend to create a fun network of flights for any blind pilot to fly. As such, we purchase many different types of planes, and spread them around the world from Europe to North America and Canada, with room for further expansions. We aim to bring monthly events to you in the future, and ask that you work to enjoy yourselves as well as to benefit the airline. Note: the airline reserves it's right to remove members from fs airlines if they do not follow this code of conduct.