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Hey Guys, last time you heard from us we were attempting to revitalize Virtual WestJet. Unfortunately that did not work out for us and now we have moved on. We've been laying out the framework and this is a general idea of what we have so far. Feel free to give us feedback. We are also looking for staffing in most areas. Global Gateways AirlinesFLEETBoeing 737NG, 767, 747-400 and Boeing MD-11The benefit here is the availability of high quality payware (these are the most realistic payware aircraft) and that most of these are also available in other freeware and shareware formats for those not wanting to fly to PMDG type standards.HUBSToronto, Calgary, Manchester, Heathrow, Stansted, San Francisco and Cairns AustraliaThis is not as many hubs as it first appears, please see below for distribution of equipment assets!HUB USAGEToronto, Calgary, Heathrow, San Francisco, Cairns - scheduled flights with the 737 Next-Generation aircraft - in Canada and the US this can use the Westjet and SWA destinations.In addition, these hubs will also serve some longhaul between each hub using 747,767, MD11, to give a full hub and spoke system, whereby there are connecting flights between all of the hubs with longhaul aircraft and lots of shorthaul at the hubs with the 737. So you can reach one hub from another for those who want to ensure that they can fly to each hub before taking flights from there. This is realworld realistic too. The ratio is about 75% 737 shorthaul for these hubs.Manchester UK - charter flightsA full holiday charter operation with the 737, 767, MD11 and 747-400, operating holiday charters around the world. This allows for flights that you would not normally see with scheduled flights, such as the Greek Islands, Gibraltar, Caribbean etc. - Manchester is now the world's largest charter hub in the realworld. To differentiate here as there is a difference to North American ops. In Europe charter operators are whole separate airlines (or divisions of) that operate round the clock timetabled flights carrying holidaymakers to destinations around the world. They are not one-off charter rents like you see in Canada and North America. There are many airlines in Europe that only operate package holiday charter and are often owned by the same companies that own the hotels and travel agencies for the whole packaged experience. From a VA point of view this allows us to serve many challenging airports with the 737 and other aircraft that would not normally be visited except by holiday traffic.London Stansted - CargoStansted is now the world's busiest cargo hub and acts as a stepping off point for companies such as UPS, FEDEX, DHL in the real world. The suggestion here is to employ the 747 and MD11 on worldwide cargo from this base. Again, offering a whole new spectrum of flights you would not do in passenger service. Cargo crews also employ a round routing around the world so they fly from A to B to C to D to E and back to A giving multi leg journeys around the world back to home base. This is very different to the passenger return flight. Some cargo operators operate as many as 10 segments in one schedule which loops them back to the home base. This also offers so many airports you would not normally visit, everything from Kazakstan to Kuala Lumpur!Pilot PrivilegesEvery pilot on joining can fly the 737 but we do check the standard of their flying via ACARS Pireps and intervene if needed.Every pilot can, if they so choose, take an elite path and typerate on the heavies or stay with the 737. Typerating to the heavies will require answering a multichoice exam on operating that aircraft and ACARS quality validation. Please note there are shorthaul segments with cargo and passenger on multi leg flights so flying the heavies does not mean long flights unless one is chosen! Alternatively, pilots are welcome to specialise on an aircraft such as the NGX. We are also allowing many GA bush flights and island flights to go along with our mainline airline service. We are basically allowing you to be as serious or as lax as you want. If you want to make it more realistic and challenging you can but you can also just have fun and fly on your own if you would like

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Fast search show www.gatewayvirtual.com, although it seems out of order

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We are currently in development. Looking for web personnel but most of our routes and timetables are almost done. I will provide examples as they are available. It'd be great to have you guys aboard though. Cheers Brad Cherrington

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You're missing a turboprop ;)

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You're missing a turboprop ;)
HAHA. We did think of that. J41 will be used on some of our regional flights. Hopefully the dash-8 in the future ;)

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HAHA. We did think of that. J41 will be used on some of our regional flights. Hopefully the dash-8 in the future ;)
You need web personnel, I can help if so!

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definatley count me in as a captain once youre up and running :D greetzTobias Gruber

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You need web personnel, I can help if so!
Sounds great!!! Ill PM you Thanks!! Brad Cherrington
definatley count me in as a captain once youre up and running :D greetzTobias Gruber
Tobias, Stay tuned to the thread here. I will be updating our progress and posting links in the future!! all the best,Brad Cherrington

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Whichever you would like to use, LDS, Captain Sim or other.

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Guys we want to hear from you!! If there's anything you want to see In the virtual airline feel free to discuss

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I've been thinking about Joining a VA, and Global Gateways looks interesting.Could you please give a bit more detail regarding what is required of pilots? For example,1) Are a certain number of flights/hours required per month?2) What (if any) ACARS type software do pilots need to install?3) Does it matter if flights are online or offline?4) Must flights be done in real time, or can the time and date be set as required (think 44-year-old with full-time job and even fuller-time wife and toddler)?5) What will be the policy on time acceleration/pausing/saving/re-loading flights (think as 4, plus FSX glitches)?6) Etc, blah blah blah...

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I've been thinking about Joining a VA, and Global Gateways looks interesting.Could you please give a bit more detail regarding what is required of pilots? For example,1) Are a certain number of flights/hours required per month?2) What (if any) ACARS type software do pilots need to install?3) Does it matter if flights are online or offline?4) Must flights be done in real time, or can the time and date be set as required (think 44-year-old with full-time job and even fuller-time wife and toddler)?5) What will be the policy on time acceleration/pausing/saving/re-loading flights (think as 4, plus FSX glitches)?6) Etc, blah blah blah...
Hey Phillip, Glad to see your interest and I would be glad to answer your questions. 1) We haven't made a final decision on that yet but i would guess that you may have to fly maybe once a month to keep activity up. Again it is about you we want to ensure that you have the best experience possible. 2) We are looking into that, it looks like the program KACARS is coming out ahead right now, but our goal for the future is to design and create our own system. 3) Nope, you may fly online or offline. No restrictions will be in place. We do encourage you to take part in our events but this will not be necessary. 4) Flights can be done whenever. It would be silly to think you could depart on the exact time. Although we do encourage this for more realism when possible. 5) There will be no accelerating flights. This takes the fun and a lot of the realism out of the experience. I dont see pausing as a problem at all. On the Saving Loading, this may not be possible then the ACARS client is running. May cancel your flight when you exit. 6) We really will be providing a lot of features that will make it one of the most realistic Virtual Airlines out there. There will also be the option to be very casual with your flying. Everyone gets a different experience out of it. We want to provide that freedom or that realism. Thank you for your time Phillip and please check this thread for current and future updates on our progress!! Sincerely,Brad CherringtonPresident & CEOGlobal Gateways Virtual Airlines

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I am intrigued by this...count me in :)
Great to hear! We would love to have you! SIncerely,Brad CherringtonPresident & CEOGlobal Gateway Virtual Airlines

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Brad, thanks for the info. I am definitely interested, and will look out for updates.

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Hi Brad ,Count me in too , sounds good .
Great to hear! Stay tuned for updates! Sincerely,Brad CherringtonPresident & CEOGlobal Gateways Virtual Airlines

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Great to hear!Stay tuned for updates!Sincerely,Brad CherringtonPresident & CEOGlobal Gateways Virtual Airlines
Anything going on with this?

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