Congratulations to our promoted pilots!  Keep on rocking everyone and thanks for your service to the VA! FIRST OFFICERS SOA429 Paul Wood SOA593 Dave Steele CAPTAINS SOA441 Sam Castle

Our Skyhopper division is now on True Charter now and the division has been further sub-divided by region.  Please keep the planes in that division in that region.    Pilots flying planes out of their designated service areas will get a warning and then a boot to the head for violating this division operation areas.   Have fun!

Starting 9/21 those of you who love CorpJet flying will finally have the freedom to book your own charter flights.  You won’t have to wait for routes to become active.  We ask that ALL pilots who complete a flight add notes to your flight in the comments section about what/who you chartered.  🙂  Put some roleplaying into your flights for us!  ENTERTAIN US!    How does it work?  Easy! Step

A pile of promotions this cycle!  Great work everyone!   Two new captains and two more senior captains in the mix!   BEAST MODE ACTIVATE!   Keep up the great work!     One of you missed captain by .60 hours.  😀    One more flight and you got it for next week! SECOND OFFICERS SOA552 Neal Parry SOA555 Frank Frizzle SOA429 Paul Wood SOA589 Brandon Olah SOA593 Dave Steele SOA580 Mathias Reed SOA571

Company Handbook has been updated to v1.9 and includes the following changes: Spelling corrections. Added cost index for A300F. Updated Rank page to declare who can use what features as well as hours needed and pay raise expected. Added Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 to the list of used simulators and added information about connecting to FSA using MSFS2020. Updated the Community Communications page to get rid of Blackboard as a

Okay we are back to manually promoting people to give it that personal touch!    Below are our promotions for this week.  A lot of these should have been automatic but the auto system failed.  I also noticed the automated system is setting people’s actual hours back to ZERO each time you auto promoted.  Even if you have like 5 hours past the next rank that 5 hours gets reset

Solaris Air CorpJet is happy to add the new Cessna C700 Longitude to our fleet for use with CorpJet business flights.      This aircraft is available in MSFS 2020.   Specifications Data from “Citation Longitude Specifications”. Textron Aviation. General characteristics Crew: 2+1 optional crew member Capacity: 8-12 Length: 73 ft 2 in (22.30 m) Wingspan: 68 ft 11 in (21.01 m) Height: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m) Wing area: 537 sq ft (49.9 m2) Airfoil: 28.6° Wing Sweep Empty weight: 23,389 lb (10,609 kg)  Max takeoff weight: 39,500 lb (17,917 kg) Fuel capacity: 14,511 lb (6,600 kg)

With the latest patched version of MSFS fixing several key issues and the A320Neo getting ‘Zibo’ modded to be more functional we have authorized the use of this new simulator platform with the following aircraft: Airbus A320Neo Cessna C208 Grand Caravan Cessna C700 Longitude Daher TBM 900 Aircraft still being evaluated for usage: Boeing 787 Boeing 747 King Air B350i