About UsAlaska Air Virtual (AAv) was established in 2017 on the foundation of aviation enthusiasm and continual learning within the flight simulation community. We are not in affiliation with any real-world airline; merely a group of enthusiast simulating the routes of Alaska Air Group, its merger with Virgin America as well as host of codeshare partners. Founder, Marcus Bobbitt has been flying on simulation platforms for over a decade to include flying for many virtual airlines. Yet throughout the years he discovered most VA's either interject severely strict operation rules of which corrodes the fun element of flying or opt-out of any structure which derails the learning/realism components of aviation.
AAv takes on the mean between the extremes, we welcome pilots that want to fly what they want, when they want, to where they want (within our network) to pilots whom care to fly aircraft that is only within their typical rating/rank. Although we have ranks and virtual compensation, emphasis is placed on the quality of PIREPS. Traditional VA's place heavy emphasis on flight hours and ranks, although we track this as well, it says very little about the quality of the flight. Our automatic PIREP system grades each flight to ensure our virtual passengers experience nothing less than excellent. So, sure you can jump on the flight deck of a 747 or 777, but what's your score? Landing FPM? We have a saying here, fly quality over quantity.
Marcus also noticed many VA's lack routes that allow their pilots to fly a host of aircraft from a DASH-8 within a region to a 747 across the Atlantic - AAv has the range covered. AAv embraces realism by aviating real world and up-to-date flights, providing routes for each service, embracing checklist, encouraging VATSIM/IVAO, and providing training/how-to's to foster continual learning. Our Values are simple - We are committed to excellence, committed to our guest/passengers, and most importantly, committed to our pilots. Our mission is set - Establish sustainable marketshare within the VA community by fostering brilliance and devotion to our pilots - Our Vision is clear - To become the worlds preimer VA
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