And you thought we had forgotten all about the newsletter :)
After the manic race towards Christmas, January is somewhat quieter - which is good, right? Here at VirtualFlight.Online everything has been quiet too - which is most definitely good.
It’s been great to see so many new members joining us for group flights in recent weeks, and taking to the air in the airline too - recording their first flights in ACARS and complaining bitterly (along with the rest of us) about the unfairness of the landing lights test.
(we didn’t make the ACARS system - it’s an “off the shelf” solution - there are rumours of Jonathan writing a “Transmitter 2” though).
In this edition of the newsletter I thought it might be useful to give newcomers a helping hand once again - a “leg up” as it were :)
Perhaps in response to a tutorial video I put out over the Christmas period, a numer of newcomers have taken part in recent group flights. Long may it continue!
Here’s the video, if you missed it:
The only thing we need to do now is convince you all that you can organise as many events as you like throughout each and every week - in all parts of the world, at any time of day.
Anybody can create a group flight in Discord - a full guide is given here:
While we all know about the regular Sunday gatherings, there’s nothing to stop those of you with time to take advantage of our fantastic community to organise many more events throughout each week.
The #general channel returns at Discord
After much experimentation over the last few months with “forum” channels in Discord, we have settled on having both a “general” channel, and a “forum” for general conversation.
If you want to just chat with the rest of the community, use the #general channel
If you want to start a debate about a specific subject, use the #forum channel
Forum channels are great for topical discussions because all the replies stay together - whereas the general channel is much more like wandering into a busy club-house where several conversations might be happening at once.
We are always happy to listen to feedback on what is or isn’t working.
Business as usual for the Virtual Airline
After several months of intense building, routing, and polishing of rough edges, the virtual airline has remained somewhat calm over the Christmas period.
The process of releasing new tours each month as an event seems to be working well - and will continue throughout the year. Having focussed on class specific tours so far, we may begin introducing thematic tours soon. Watch this space!
If you’ve been taking part in the group flights, but not touched the virtual airline, it’s definitely worth a look. We run a far less formal organisation than most - allowing any and all pilots to fly whatever they like (within reason).
To find out more, visit the link below:
Huge thanks to the Patreon Supporters
It goes without saying - VirtualFlight.Online does not happen without the support of the community - and we can all thank those that contribute via Patreon for the existence of Transmitter, and the Virtual Airline.
If you would like to help support VirtualFlight.Online, click the link below: