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PILOT BRIEFING: Aircraft relocation & Scheduled Flights

Busness at RED has seen a decrease in flight revenues offset by a big increase in revenues from aircraft sales. Over thirty aircraft have been made available to new operators. Overall the RED fleet has decreased from over 170 aircraft down to 148. At the same time, five aircraft have been placed into long-term parking at YBAS. However there are still over 100 well maintained aircraft ready to fly.

The need to nominate for the few remaining relocation flights has been removed. These flights are still good to go.

There may well be a further peiod of low activity, at least in relation to the RED website. Your current webmaster is jettting off on an Airbus A380-800 to Amsterdam, then to Glasgow on a Boeing 737-800 and then for a little water flight in a De Hallivard. Throw in a visit to see Concorde at the Scottish Aircraft museum, a trip on Eurostar to Paris then a return to Perth on another Boeing 777 after a few days unwinding in Dubai. 

Thanks to Slinky for holding the fort.


Following the relocation of RED-108 from Sydney to Canberra, RED Airlines is proud to;launch a schedule of domestic flights. A dedicated link to the timetable has been added to the RH sidebar. 

This initial schedule links Perth and Canberra through Sydney with one-way flights each day on Monday through Saturday and a direct flight Canberra - Perth - Canberra on Sundays. The direct flight uses a Boeing 747. QANTAS currently use a Boeing 737-800 on this route, however RED has used the B747 to provide some variety. Boeing 737-800s will fly the Sydney - Perth - Sydney leg with the DASH8 flying the Canberra - Sydney - Canberra leg. 

QANTAS used the DASH8 for years through its City Link program on the Canberra - Sydney - Canberra leg. Using it in our RED schedules provides for pilots to experience a range of different aircraft and also allows trainee pilots to link immediately with more experienced pilots handling the jet traffic. 

A DASH8 is available at both Canberra and at Sydney. Two B737s are available ex Perth. Each of these scheduled flights carry a specific flight number for easy identification in DSA Book Flight. Fare structures carry a small premium over the regular RED fares. 


The top row contains column headers. The first actual table row displays left to right, 

  • flight number - to more easily identify this flight in FSA Book Flight
  • Departure Airport - in this case Perth YPPH
  • Arrival Airport - in this case Sydney
  • A flight between Perth and Sydney may only be booked and flown on Mondays, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Aircraft - Only a Boeing 737 may be selected for this flight

The return flight, Sydney - Perth, is shown at row four. This flight may only be booked and flown on Tuesday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday. It is also restricted to using the Boeing 737.

The Sydney - Canberra leg is shown at row two. This flight can only be booked and flown on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It can only be flown in the DASH8.

As noted previously, pilots may combine to share legs of the same flight. 

It is important to note that the introduction of scheduled flights is an addition to the fly anywhere anytime any plane focus of RED. These flights have been added for pilots interested in comparing themselves to others using the same aircraft and same airports. All existing routes and aircraft remain available for booking as per the regular processes.

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Aviation News

New Microsoft Flight Simulator is on the way
Launch date 2020

Microsoft has announced a new installment of its long-running Microsoft Flight Simulator series. The new Flight Simulator, which was teased briefly at Microsoft’s E3 keynote, is powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud artificial intelligence. There’s not a lot of detail beyond that — except that the trailer, captured in 4K video, looks gorgeous.

The hyper-detailed Microsoft Flight Simulator series has been running since the 1980s. Its last installment was the 2014 Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, a continuation of the 2006 Flight Simulator X. 

The series has generally been PC-only, and although this installment is part of the Xbox Game Pass program (which is also available on PC), Microsoft still refers to it as “Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC.”

Read the full story here.


Emirates Launches World's Shortest A380 Flights

Emirates Airline on Tuesday marked the launch of the world’s shortest revenue flight with an Airbus A380 with the arrival of the first twice-daily service to Muscat. Flights EK 862 and EK 864 from Dubai International Airport stretch just 185 nautical miles each way, a distance shorter than the internal wiring of a single A380.

Both A380s flying to Muscat operate in a three-class configuration, carrying 429 seats in economy class on the lower deck, 76 flat-bed seats in business class, and 14 first-class private suites on the upper deck. Flight time between Dubai and Muscat lasts about 40 minutes, or five minutes longer than the time a team of 42 people takes to clean an A380.

The world’s largest operator of the A380 with 111 in service, Emirates hasn’t expressed total satisfaction with the economics of the superjumbo on the more traditional routes it typically flies. In fact, Emirates’s decision to reduce its outstanding order by 39 airplanes proved a tipping point in Airbus’s decision in February to cancel the program.

At the time of the announcement Emirates chairman and CEO Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum joined then-Airbus CEO Tom Enders in describing the end of the program as disappointing and noted he accepted the reality of the situation following months of failed negotiations with Airbus and engine maker Rolls-Royce over price concessions and performance improvements.

Read the full story here.

  Pilot Bonus Award 

The top three pilots by flight! According to the monthly flight report will have their flights multiplied by their miles flown. The pilot with the highest calculated number will be awarded the pilot bonus award for the next month. The bonus is 60% of VA income Per flight and Home page status for the month.

  Bonus Awarded To..

         Robert Finlay

 Month : July

 flights :  2

 Miles   :  8,004

 Score   :   16,008

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