The airways of the world are still open to simmers. The landscape for real world airlines is much more uncertain. RED's tenth anniversary year will be all the more memorable for all the wrong reasons. Despite this it is only right that we acknowledge the efforts of the founders of our virtual airline. Thank you guys!
During this period of unprecedented turbulance to our everyday lives, please take care of yourself and those around you.
It is great to see some airline and pilot earnings bolstered by revenue from package cargo in addition to passenger and checked baggage. As we ease into this new feature, there is of course a learning curve. Twice now, RED has been hit with penalties where packages have not reached their destination and are flagged as being not delivered. Your CEO can admit to one of these occassions, and to a loss to RED of around $40,000. I have recently indicated experiencing pc issues.
On 25 March, RED sustained a loss in the region of $500,000 relating to a RED Logistics flight between Sydney and Melbourne that failed to depart. Once packages are accepted onto a flight, there are only two outcomes. The packages either reach their destination and the associated revenue is received, or a penalty equal to the value of the undelivered package is applied against the airline.
Traditionally, where a pilot booked a flight through FSA and failed to fly the route within 24/48 hours, the system would simply remove the flight at no cost . However, booked flights that include package cargo are treated differently and incurr penalties as outlined above, where the flight fails to depart.
Fortunately there is a simple solution. If a pilot books a flight with package cargo and later discoveres they will be unable to fly that flight within 24 hours, they simply Cancel that booked flight in FSA. The pilot will incurr a v$ penalty equivilant to 10% of flight revenue.
If there is interst in having a Discord chat around packages and the new co-pilot feature, let us know through the Forums and we will schedule some times.
Only four Dreamlifters were made
Boeing bought four 747-400s. One came from Air China, another from Malaysia Airlines, and two from China Airlines. The reconfigured aircraft were to have a bulging fuselage similar to the equally elusive Super Guppy.
The reconfiguration was a joint venture between Boeing’s Moscow outpost, Rocketdyne, and Spain’s Gamesa Aeronautica. They did the reconfiguration in Taiwan using Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation. It was truly a global enterprise.
Darwin is a city with a population of only 132,000. It is the capital city of the Northern Territory and has a reputation as a freewheeling frontier town. Its airport normally sees flights to Indonesia, Singapore, Dili, and around Australia. London will be a glamourous new addition to Darwin’s departure board.
A Qantas spokesperson told Simple Flying the stopover in Darwin was because of Singaporean Government travel restrictions.
One of our stalwart pilots suggested we give some publicity to a country airfield in New Zealand shared by both real-world lifght aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft and drones. The YouTube channel is xjet. There are literaly hundreds of videos to keep you entertained.
"he posts great vids at
usually Sunday meets and interesting info regarding uav's rules and reg.,
Tokoroa Airfield ICAO - NZTO
The Tokoroa Airfield is owned by the South Waikato District Council (SWDC). It is located at Amisfield, just south of Tokoroa. It comprises a grass runway 1,120m long by 60m wide including a sealed landing strip 850m long by 18m wide. Aircraft up to 5,700kg are permitted to use the runway. The civil aviation status is 'non-certified' and 'unattended'. There is a single public toilet on site.
The airport is available for daily rental for community events and commercial activities subject to prior bookings. Pilot training schools in the central North Island area use the airport for landing practice and 'touch and goes' on a regular basis. Several private hangar sites are leased on-site.
In addition to aviation uses, the airfield is used for the flying of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), model aircraft and drones. The airport property also accommodates the Tokoroa Street Rodders Club, South Waikato Motocross Club and Tokoroa Kart Club and is used for a variety of other recreational activities and events..
Read more here.
Thanks to Don Grace!
Pilot Bonus Award
The top three pilots by flight! According to the monthly flight report will have
Month : March
flights : 11
Miles : 34,949
Score : 384,439