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RED Virtual Airlines - Pilot Survey Results
Firstly apologies for lack of website updates during January. We all volunteer our time. Sometimes life events keep us away.
Survey results are in.
Q1 asked duration of involvement in flight sim.
Unsurprisingly Forever scored highest !
Q2 collected data on flight sim platform most used.
FSX & FSX-Steam were the most used with Prepa3D and X-Pplane getting a vote each.
Q3 collected information on non-scenery addons used.
Aircraft was the runaway leader, particularly PMDG. Airbus, Boeing & McDonald Douglas were also represented in the payware dept. We have some very skilful and committed pilots out there. Payware aircraft have lots more buttons to press! Active Sky Next was also popular and Navigraph got a mention too.
Note: If you have questions around any of these products it is likely someone has the answer.
Q4 canvased views on possible additions to the RED Fleet.
Two votes were received for a Seaplane with one going further to suggest a twin --engine Otter amphibian. A Harrier Jump Jet was in there, a bat-wing (more info needed here??) and a Socata TBM850. The Socata is already fuelled up and ready at YMML. This result will be revisited
Q5 Interest in Competitions Multiplayer & Challenges
Answers here were amongst the most surprising. There was equal and multiple interest in both Multiplayer and Challenges with Competitions a close third. In retrospect, Competitions and Challenges could have been interpreted as one and the same. This result will be revisited.
Q6 Interest in regular routes and timetables.
There were equal votes for and against this item. Some Admin staff have a view that more pilots may be attracted to RED if a more traditional airline role was available. Both free flight and timetable routes could feasibly run alongside each other. This result will be revisited.
Q7 What do pilots like most about RED.
Strongest support was for freedom to fly, which conflicts a little with Q6. There was also some nostalgia for the, 'good old days.' Perhaps we can rekindle these!
Q8 What would you like to add.
Strong response was for Live Chat There was also requests for paints and a website overhaul. All of these results will be revisited.
Q9 Asked about volunteering and sharing skill sets.
It was both gratifying and unsurprising to find pilots were willing to share their skills and knowledge with others and to volunteer for Admin roles. These results will be revisited.
Q10 Any other comments
All comments were complimentary and helpful. One in particular talked about timetables and routes. This will be revisited as part of the results of Q6.
Pilot Bonus Award
The top three pilots by flight! According to the monthly flight report will have
Month : January
flights : 9
Miles : 28,105
Score : 252,945