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Rules and Regulations

Welcome
  1. Welcome to PVP Portuguese Virtual Pilots and your virtual flying career with us.
  2. PVP was founded with main purpose of simulating real schedules of TAP, RYANAIR, EASYJET, BRITISH AIRWAYS, EMIRATES, LUFTHANSA, CARGOLUX, ETHIOPIAN, TUI, NORWEGIAN & ETIHAD for pilots who pretend a new and different approach to virtual simulation.
  3. Under special conditions you might have your own as well.
  4. The company is a non-profit organization and does not charge any fees to apply for, or to retain members of the organization.No member of PVP-Portuguese Virtual Pilots request money or charge fees as a prerequisite to offering any assistance or products.

Recruitment
  1. PVP Portuguese Virtual Pilots supports the simulators FS2004, FSX, FSX-SE, P3D and X-PLANE
  2. The applicant must be in possession of a copy of FS2004, FSX, FSX-SE, P3D or X-PLANE.
  3. Only Windows operating system is supported.
  4. The applicant must be 16 years old.
  5. All candidates will be required to an entrance exam with 30 questions and depends of its success his admittance. If you scored 75% you have been approved, however from time to time the admission if free of exam.
  6. The applicant must be able to make and file their first flight within 30 days of their application.
  7. The applicant must have the ability to fly at least one flight every 30 days.
  8. The applicant must submit his real identity. Failure to do so will result in a permanent ban.
  9. The applicant must be able to show professionalism and maturity in all aspects of PVP Portuguese Virtual Pilots operations.
  10. PVP Portuguese Virtual Pilots does not accept transfer hours.
  11. Any member removed from the roster as a result of an administrative resolution, shall be permanently banned from rejoining PVP Portuguese Virtual Pilots.
  12. Manual PIREP's are not permitted unless otherwise authorized. Pirep's filled manually and without permission to do so will be deleted.
  13. In order to remain active with PVP - Portuguese Virtual Pilots, all pilots must keep their email contacts always updated.
  14. If an e-mail is returned due to being “undeliverable” one more attempt will be made immediately. If the e-mail is returned again, a third attempt will be made after 16 days and the pilot will have 14 days to respond. If there is no response the Pilot will be removed from the roster.
  15. Pilots MUST log their flights using the official company acars software (PVP Acars), freely available for registered pilots at DOWNLOADS > DOCUMENTS section of the company’s website.
  16. At PVP - Portuguese Virtual Pilots, pilots are not required to fly online using either the VATSIM, IVAO, FSCLOUD, PILOT EDGE or any other networks, however we encourage you to do so.

Code of Conduct
  1. When using online Air Traffic Simulation networks (VATSIM, IVAO etc), you, the pilot, are an ambassador of PVP Portuguese Virtual Pilots when flying with PVP, JVA or FOX callsigns.
  2. Pilots must have good manners and not get involved in discussions on the network.
  3. Pilots shouldn't use the UNICOM channel of any network as a CHAT ROOM and must announce all intentions to avoid problems with traffic around them.
  4. Our pilots are expected to check for ATC at all times. It is the pilot's responsibility to contact ATC - not the other way around.
  5. If at any time PVP, JVA or FOX receives communication from any of the networks about the bad conduct of a pilot, the pilot can be removed from the pilot roster.
  6. Pilots are encouraged to use the callsigns PVP, JVA or FOX, and ID as your flight number. The radio callsign is ROOSTER for all three. Ex: PVPxxx, where xxx is the flight number and radio callsign will be ROOSTER xxx.     
  7. When flying ONLINE you are kindly requested to mention PVP website link www.pvpairlnes.pt on REMARKS of your flight plan.

Fleet

Our fleet of 1.514 units is composed of:

  • Airbus both NB, WB & Cargo
  • Boeing both NW, WB & Cargo
  • MD-11
  • Embraer E190, E195
  • ATR 72-500 & 72-600
  • Sukhoi SSJ 100-95

Schedules
  1. PVP uses a real BOOKING SYSTEM, it means that we have a realistic flight system based on TAIL NUMBERS and a HUB SYSTEM.
  2. Tail numbers selected will move with the pilot upon PIREP submission. For example, if a pilot selects PVP1, and flies from OMDB to EGLL, PVP1 will only show up on the schedule listing for flights departing EGLL and no longer show up in schedule for flights departing out of OMDB. As in real life, if a tail number goes to an airport, it can only depart from the airport where it is located.
  3. Since we follow a real booking system, it is encouraged, not required, that pilots not fly their aircraft to a remote location, not a main hub, and leave their aircraft there. Leaving an aircraft stranded leaves a tail number of a particular aircraft out in the middle of nowhere without anyone being able to book it in the system unless they jumpseat to that location.
  4. Pilots will notice that when they land at an airport, they may not have that tail number available to them to fly out. That could happen if someone else has booked that tail number for a flight, or the aircraft has been sent to maintenance. We operate a maintenance on aircrafts based on landing rate and time flown since last maintenance. If the aircraft is in maintenance, it will be released 24 hours after being sent into maintenance.
  5. If a pilot gets confused about the booking system ask at our DISCORD server, and you will get a full explanation.

Routes
  1. Our almost 13.000 schedules are based on real aviation airlines and updated twice a year on summer and fall.
  2. Our Booking System is very strict which means that you have to fly any flight available at your location, in case you are "STRANDED" at your location you have to buy a JUMPSEAT which in such circumstances is free of charge, however, if a flight is available you can still ask for a JUMPSEAT but you have to pay for the ticket.

Flight Academy
  1. At the academy you have access to our relevant information database.
  2. You can assign trainning flights.
  3. You can ask for theorical and pratical exams, as well as type ratings of any kind if available.
  4. Our Flight Academy meets the requirements to get certified as a VATSIM ATO ( Authorized Training Organization )
  5. You will get also an Advanced Student Administration Panel.

Tour Center
  1. From time to time tours will be created so our pilots may enjoy the several options available.
  2. Limited maximum number of pilots per tour.
  3. Tour can be limited by rank.
  4. Pilot has limited days to complete the tour after he has signed up.
  5. Pilots can follow their progress on the tour map.

Non Flown Flights
  1. Don't know where to fly today ? leave that with us, you don't need to worry about that anymore, and you even get an extra bonus miles.
  2. You also get bonus miles when you take a flight that nobody flown it yet.
  3. You also get bonus miles from a flight you never flown.

Premium Miles
  1. Premium Miles are assigned according to the performance of the pilot on each flight, and where they can also be withdrawn or assigned according to the same performance.
  2. For each daily visit  to the company's website, Premium Miles are also assigned in order to compensate the pilot for his attendance.
  3. Premium Miles is somehow the currency of the company since it is with them that we can make any and all purchase or payment.
  4. You can also buy Premium Miles using for that purpose the virtual money that pilot accumulates, in a 100:1 ratio.
     

Properties
  1. We offer to our pilots the possibility to buy properties, as restaurants, hotels, airports, airplanes, and with them get interesting profits.