1.         General information:


  1. Every new pilot must complete two legs within the first 15 days with an avarage rating of minumum %50.
  2. Trainee pilots who do not fullfill the above rule will be remove immediately.
  3. Istanbul Virtual Airlines aim is to provide a fully realistic aviation environment based on our available instruments (flight simulators and IVAO network), we offer a friendly circles and a lot of destinations to fly to.
  4. Istanbul Virtual Airlines fleet consist of B738 ,B777, A320,A321 ; pilots are requested to fly only these type on aircrafts.
  5. Istanbul Virtual Airlines wants to run up a professional group of pilots within IVAO network showing realism, respect and professionalism on all its operations.


2.         Minimum requirements to join us:


  1. The candidate must be in possession of Flight Simulator 2004, X-Plane,FSX, FSX Steam or PREPAR3D.
  2. The candidate must have an active account within IVAO.
  3. The candidate must be over the age of 16.
  4. The candidate should fly at least 4 leg every 30 days.
  5. The candidate must provide accurate and relevant information about himself.
  6. The candidate must be fluent in both speaking and writing English.
  7. The candidate must show professionalism when flying with Istanbul Virtual Airlines.
  8. The candidate must have at least 50 flight hours logged on IVAO network and applicants must be Advanced Flight Student(FS3) or have a higher rating in IVAO.. Additionally, real flight hours will be added to your account and those will count as transferred hours and Istanbul Virtual Airlines normal hours in order to promote yourself.
  9. The candidate must complete two flights within the next 15 days from his acceptance day.
  10. Istanbul Virtual Airlines has the right to deny the admission of the candidate.
  11. Istanbul Virtual Airlines has the right to revoke the membership of any pilot who fail to adhere to the airline's rules and regulations or does not behave according to the airline's policy.


3.         Pilot inactivity policy:


  1. The pilot must complete 4 leg in 30 days.
  2. Pilots who are marked as inactive ones, will be asked by email if they want or not to continue on Istanbul Virtual Airlines giving him a 7 days period to reply our email.
  3. The pilot might send a leave of absence request to us; in which (if accepted) the pilot will have a 90 days period in which he must fly at least once in order to remain on Istanbul Virtual Airlines. This request can only be sent once a year.
  4. You will not be able to send a leave of absence until you served 90 days or at least 2 flights for Istanbul Virtual Airlines.
  5. We strongly recommend to consider your ability to fulfill Istanbul Virtual Airlines basic commitments before applying.
  6. If you cannot comply with these minimum requirements you will be removed from our pilots roster.
  7. If you were removed from our rosters before, you can reapply to join us again and your past records will be looked at.


4.         Disciplinary code:


  1. First of all, pilots must show respect and cordiality to other Istanbul Virtual Airlines pilots and the whole virtual community members like to another virtual airline members or IVAO and other social networks.
  2. All Istanbul Virtual Airlines resources are only usable by our pilots, and are not publishable.
  3. Pilots are requested to show the real aviation and IVAO spirit, cordiality and seriousness when using Istanbul Virtual Airlines callsign.
  4. Pilots must fill an appropriate ATS flight plan and carry an appropriate amount of fuel for the intended flight, prioritising safety on all operations.
  5. Depending on the importance of the event, softer or strict measures will be taken by our staff to ensure and maintain the quality on our operations and of our virtual airline.
  6. Istanbul Virtual Airlines pilots must show professionalism at all times during the operations on the network, especially in communications, flight planning and flightexecution.
  7. Istanbul Virtual Airlines pilots are requested not to make a fuss on public forums, social network or IVAO network itself, especially when flying for Istanbul Virtual Airlines.
  8. Istanbul Virtual Airlines will take measures against any pilot who disobeys any of those rules.



5.         PIREPS and operations policy:


  1. Tracking must start before pushback or engine start, whichever is earlier, and must finish after engines shut down.
  2. You must always fly an available company route, booking them by our crew system.
  3. Any crash flight will turn the aircraft automatically to a maintenance status and will be disabled from the Istanbul Virtual Airlines active fleet for 15 days this will suppose an economical penalty on your virtual account of 500 euros.
  4. A five days period is established for those aircrafts which reach less than a 30% status by the normal usage in order to repair and check them, taking them out from Istanbul Virtual Airlines active fleet.
  5. Accelerated time simulation is strictly forbidden on Istanbul Virtual Airlines operations.
  6. You must fly the company route or you may plan a new one suitable for your flight, direct GPS or similar routes are not allowed.
  7. All reports must be sent via the vFDR software, although manual reports will be accepted in the event of a simulator crash or any other kind of failure reporting your flight by SIMACARS.
  8. All flights start with 100 %.
  9. All routes must be flown as regular routes.
  10. The following penalties are established in our system to ensure our airline's quality:
    1. Crash flights will take out 100 %, those flights will be reviewed by a designated staff in order to assess and take a decision about the occurrence. The pilot will be informed about the result.
    2. Taxi without taxi light will take out 3 %.
    3. Taking off or landing with no landing lights will take out 3 %.
    4. Stall warning will take out 20 %.
    5. Any over speed will take out 20 %.
    6. Refuelling during tracking will take out 50 %.
    7. Hard landing with a rate between 300ft/min - 500ft/min will take out up to 5 %.
    8. Hard landings with a rate higher than 500ft/min will be automatically considered as a crash where the aircraft requires maintenance and will take out 25 %.

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