A BRIEF OPERATIONS MANUAL (UPDATE: 27 JUL 2007)
" THE BASICS YOU HAVE TO KNOW AS A NOR PILOT " -
(NOR/NA) would like that You to take a short
glance at these basic rules, that will ensure
ASSIGNMENTS IN VATSIM / IVAO ENVIRONMENT
operations both four You and us to be as REAL as possible and at the same
time FUN for all involed parties.
FLYING FOR NOR AND MEMBERSHIP
Our unique concept gives you the possibility of flying with any of our over 60 airlines covering the whole globe. We were the first to introduce that on the net in 1998 (other had then limited access to their ailrines). This gives you the unique chance to discover the worlds most intersting airports, and gives you the variety of not always having to fly from the same ariport or with the same airline.
You have two options of membership:
1) Membership in Flight Line
Club; You will be sent as in real airlines flight duty lists (rosters) as agreed ie once per month, the flights are
2) Just choose Yourself the flights and
Both memberships gives You every month the possibility of winning
the pilot-of-the-month contest. You will get aslo our monhtly newsbulletin. We can
provide You on demand with lot of useful NAV/COM/a/c info.
Due to our unique concept You can choose Your flight from whatever airline or airport (memebership
option 2, but also practicable to duty-lists in Flight Line Club, where You do not get back "
home ever day " ).
Membership is free to anyone who considers him/herself able
to fly with VATSIM / IVAO provided ATC-control, but that is not a requirement. You
can fly Your flights also in " stand-alone " mode, just for yourself. We allthough wish You
have some aviation/navigation/communication skills, but if You do not, we will be glad to train You
in that interesting matter. So just sign-up and start to have at Your desk
worldwide fun with NOR.
When You have decided what
flight or flights You want to fly, pleae send us an e-mail ie fomr the menu at each airline, and formulate three
notes in Your e-mail:
1) Your PID and name, (PID You will get after
registration as member, see page: JOIN),
2) The flight number and route,
3) Flying date and estimated real
connecting-time on VASTIM / IVAO in ZULU- hours or LOCAL, with info
from what city & country You are joining the session.
WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO TO GET THE FLIGHT AS REAL AS
POSSIBLE AND PIREP-RULES
To get as REAL and as FUN as
possible, we would like You to fly the flights according to timetables and
with aircrafts shown in the fleet use section of each airline. If You do not have the aircrafts or
the accurate sceneries, please download them from our site or any suitable
site. If you find suitables that we coudl have or inform about at our site please inform us about such wiht a shotrt e-mail!
Also we would like You if flying with VATSIM / IVAO to download the latest
sceneries, not only for Your own fun, but due to the fact that the
Controllers might direct You on taxiways which otherwise You might not see!
We would aslo be glad if You
could file in an Flight-report (PIREP) in our semi-automated PIREP system called NORPMS. You will get an automated password to that
system when joining NOR. This information which we wish is not too much required will
accumulate Your flight hours and i.e You can be eligible for the " Pilot of
the Month " -title. It will help also us to serve
You better, we will i.e know where we need more flights and which flights
are not popular, all this to be able to serve You better in this worldwide
simulated airline environment.
NEW effetcive 04 AUG 2007: All members have to fly 10 hours per year to maintain the membership. Other acitivity with NOR can void this rule.
For pilots up to 9539 the calculating period is 04 AUG 2007 - 03 AUG 2008, etc.
AND NON-SCHEDULED FLIGHTS
We would like to encourage You to take part in fly-ins
or otherwise also fly, if You do not find a suitable flight, as a test- or
birdge/equipment transfer flight in VASTIM / IVAO using as call sign NOR-9xxx,
where xxx is Your PID. Just remember to e-mail a PIREP to us, and Your
flight hours will accumlate!. You can also some days earlier request for a
charter flight for such a specific occasion, You will get a realistic timetable with baisc FPL. Such a charter will be valid for one month and can be flown
after You by anyone.
This is all for You and us to
live up to a dream of flying airliners according to real schedules with all
that professionaslim and courtesy it means. We would like You to appreciate
this in our community of lotīs other enthusiasts not only from NOR. We are
glad to help You with all training or other problems You might find, and we
will try to find for You if we can not answer ourselves somebody else to
answer Your questions. Just feel free to contact the management.
WELLCOME ON BOARD A NOR-FLIGHT !
Hans Peter von Knorring
President and CEO, Nordic Air
Last updated: 27 JUL 2007
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