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  1. Flying the Compass Airwego Virtual Airline Group Press Release May 2020 It is a little over twenty years ago since our first website was published and the Airwego Virtual Airline Group has this month moved to a brand new website. The original concept took shape in the final months of 2019 and has been developed through 2020. Very much at the heart of the project was to make the core content of the VA easily accessible in an “easy on the eye” design concept. A “Pilot Dashboard” presents our crew with an overview of their VA membership showing their virtual logbook, flights they have booked along with a snapshot of their VA Awards and Tour progress. Our extensively revised Tour suite compliments our comprehensive set of schedules operating from our twenty bases flying aircraft from Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer. All of our aircraft are available for both prominent freeware and payware aircraft via our easy to navigate Download centre. Also available from our Download Centre is our custom flight tracking software - Compass2020. This brand new program has been developed “in house” and compliments our website based Crew Centre in firstly, assisting in vital pre-flight preparation, tracking your flight and ultimately logging your flight in our databases all with minimal “key presses” so you can focus on enjoying your flight. Compass2020 will also assist in ensuring that all of our flight-plans are accurate as our internal reporting systems will flag if a route different from those in our database is entered and used prompting a review against current navigational databases. Supporting the release of Compass2020 is comprehensive user documentation detailing it’s usage following a long standing convention in the VA of making our hobby as accessible to as wide a range of people as we can. We understand that at first glance flight simulation can appear complex and to some extent exclusive however we firmly believe in creating a friendly environment in which all are welcome. This maxim is applied throughout the Airwego Virtual Airline Group manifesting itself in easy to install aircraft, detailed resources on how to expand your knowledge of virtual aviation and from our experienced Staff Team (with over fifty years of experience) a desire to share our knowledge. If you would like to find out more about Airwego Virtual Airline Group then visit our website at www.airwego.uk. Airwego Virtual Airline Group - Flying the Compass since 2000.
  2. Flying the Compass Airwego Virtual Airline Group Press Release September 2019 The year 2000, to some, will feel a long time ago.. To others perhaps not so. After the furore of the “millennium bug” had settled down a small virtual airline opened in March 2000 with flights from three bases across Northern England. Airwego, a slightly tongue in cheek name some would say, started life with bases at Humberside, Liverpool and Manchester airports with a quirky livery and diverse fleet. Free from the restraints of basing its operations on a real world airline, Airwego was the vehicle whose course was determined by the creativity of it’s team. With traditional fixed wing schedules supported by a “classic props” division in the Caribbean, Vertigo a helicopter division flying initially to the gas and oil rig industry in the North Sea and a “shuttle” division filling in the “niche” to small regional airports Airwego flourished attracting virtual aviators who sought a home for their hobby. The “crew” should always be at the heart of the VA. Without them a VA has no life, no sense of community and honestly, no purpose. Over many years Airwego has been blessed with a loyal and dedicated crew who continue to fly with the VA nearly twenty years after its inception. That core crew have been supplemented and swelled by virtual aviators who have sought out a virtual airline where “minimum rules - maximum fun” is more than just a slogan...it’s the DNA of the VA! Mirroring the timeline of Airwego was a virtual airline carrying “JGA” titles. JGA was similar to Airwego in many ways with a focus on enjoying the hobby and merged with Airwego in early 2018 with the primary title of the VA morphing to “The Airwego Group”. As the Airwego Group approaches twenty years of existence (we are actually older than some of our crew) and continues to evolve with multi-platform support and with a deep library of resources we can certainly offer a solid foundation for flight simulation enthusiasts. Fancy immersing yourself in our “regional” schedules flying the Q400, E170 or CRJ...we got that! Twin Otter fan...no problem...fly the Fjords of Norway or the Islands of the Caribbean. Want to cruise the busy skies of Europe? Take your pick from fifteen bases across the continent offering passenger and cargo flights or maybe you see yourself ferrying “high end clients” as flight crew onboard one of our AirweGOLD Tours? Whether you are looking for a new virtual community to explore or just curious for more information about The Airwego Group we do encourage you to visit our website and perhaps browse for a uniform in your size? You know you want to...come and “Fly The Compass” http://www.airwego.org.uk/
  3. Does anyone have the .bgl file linked to above please? The link appears to be dead.
  4. Is there a relationship between the Texture Resolution [OPTIONS>WORLD] and Texture Resolution [OPTIONS>DISPLAY] in terms of the visuals represented in sim or do they influence separate elements of the virtual world?
  5. ANNOUNCING HEATHROW ARRIVALS!! Over a period of time our management team has been asked why we never had Heathrow in our base schedules. The answer was it has been the Airwego Group policy historically to concentrate on more regional airports as our bases. However we have listened to those voices and are proud to announce that effective immediately we will commence cargo operations from EGLL Heathrow. If successful and well used we shall in the future be considering passenger operations as well. For now we are stationing a mixed fleet of Boeing 757F, 747F and 777F at Heathrow serving initially 20 no. destinations both on the European continent and worldwide. So lots to enjoy for those with both short/medium and long haul preferences. You will be aware that Heathrow carries one of the highest online controller presence in both Vatsim and IVAO. We would urge those of you who have experience in these online organisations to “fly the Compass” and let the Airwego callsign be a regular for all to hear at Heathrow. In doing this it goes without saying that you will be representing the good name of Airwego so having charts at the ready and using correct procedure will be a must for all of us. We hope you enjoy! www.airwego.org.uk
  6. I would recommend your presets Adam. I have used them for around twelve months and think they look great.
  7. @Nickybird - the AFCAD mentioned by Alex fixed the problem.
  8. Did anyone get this scenery working in P3Dv4? I have missing buildings and the whole airport looks "default" despite being added to the scenery library?
  9. Apologies for coming back to this post. Would it not be logical for scenery disabled by click the Group Node to also be shown as disabled (i.e in red) in the scenery list?
  10. Great...thank you for the reply and a fantastic piece of software. Richard
  11. Morning all. I've just updated to 1.33 and spent sometime setting up groups. Now when I disable a group ( by unticking the group box) and the therefore the scenery in it should I also expect to see the scenery disabled under the scenery category as well? Thank you.
  12. I have just recently discovered the excellent Addon Organiser by the author of this topic. When running it I checked for "encoding errors" with the result shown in the image below; An example of the text from one of the .xml files reported with the error is shown below; P3D is installed in my D Drive while the "Documents" folder is located on E. Only one adon-on.xml is not reporting a error but I can see now obvious differences in the format of the text. All the problem add-on.xml have been created by the installers for the various products and function / show up fine in P3D. Curious?
  13. Airwego Press Release April 2017 The first three months of 2017 have seen a consolidation of operations within the Airwego Group with a focus on ensuring the key projects launched last year continue to achieve their objectives. With “Norge” now well established and offering routes from both Bodo and Bergen our crew now have nearly one thousand flights to choose from across our network of bases from Aberdeen, Bristol, East Midlands, Humberside, Manchester, Southend, San Juan, Stansted and Palermo with all sectors supported by a comprehensive suite of flight-plans for not just the default “GPS” of FS9 / FSX but also PMDG, Majestic Dash, Qualitywings and Aerosoft. Pilot recruitment has seen a steady flow of new pilots joining Airwego but importantly the number of active pilots within the roster has improved. This increased activity has filtered through to both the social media accounts and forum with with both outlets “buzzing” with activity. Notably several videos of Airwego flights have been published with many positive comments being posted. 2017 hasn’t been without it’s new projects as Airwego continues to develop. With the retirement of the B757-200 from our mainstream fleet the aircraft has been put into service as part of our brand new “high end luxury charter” division - AirweGOLD. ‘GOLD will be offering a series of tours across the continents visiting key locations using the B757-200 with a “virtually refitted” cabin carrying just thirty eight passengers. A video introducing the new livery can be viewed at the link below; AirweGOLD - Livery Preview Each tour will be supported with extensive documentation included flight-plans, scenery list and a “Travel Brochure” which will feature detail on each stop on the tour. The first tour to be published, and available now, covers Australasia and Oceania. With Spring arriving across our bases in the United Kingdom flights to the Canary Islands and Mediterranean holiday destinations have returned to our schedule. These flights, previously flown under our “Sunspots” brand, mirror those offered by real world tour operators and will fly thousands of virtual holiday makers away from their daily lives for a precious few weeks in the sunshine! The next few months will see a review of both our long-haul and cargo schedules with plans to introduce new destinations to both. Our cargo schedule utilises both the MD-11 (iFDG & PMDG) and the B757-200 (POSKY and Qualitywings) but plans to introduce new routes will see the requirement for a new aircraft type to join the fleet. Airwego offers a relaxed environment in which to enjoy flight simulation. We have no minimum requirements to join our VA nor is there any entrance exam. If you wish to fly with a virtual airline that can help you expand your knowledge of virtual aviation and meet like minded people then why not visit our website? Thank you. www.airwego.org.uk
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