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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

(Last update: 01 February 2018, 06:17:22)

I. General

1.1. What are the (flown) airplanes of the ACV-fleet?

- CaptainSim B-727-200F
- CaptainSim B-737-200F
- CaptainSim L-1011-200F
- JustFlight DC-10-30F (HD)

Shortly after going operational:
- CaptainSim B-757-200F V3 (as soon as available)
- PMDG B-747 freighter (expensive add-on)

Maybe in a later time:
- JustFlight DC-8-73F (still some bugfixing needed)
- CaptainSim B-767-300F (not "yet" compatible with P3Dv2/P3Dv3)
- Razbam SA227-BC METROLINER III (Cargo)
- CaptainSim B-777 freighter

Not sure yet:
- PMDG B-777 freighter (expensive add-on)
- Aerosoft A-330 freighter (still in development)
- CaptainSim B-757-200F legacy (flight characteristics are too simple/unrealistic)
- QW B-757-200F (flight characteristics are too simple/unrealistic)

1.2. How realistic do you fly at ACV?

Medium realistic. We are not wannabe pilots. We do not have ambition to perform a flight accordingly to ALL rules and regulations of a real aviation commercial flight. On the other hand, we perform a flight by working-off all checklists and by respecting minimum criterias. Lots of different pilot-errors get detected by our ACVacars and result in time-penalties or in refusal of flight acceptance.

For more information about our ACVacars - Click here

1.3. Consequences of a penalized pilot-error during an ACV-flight by ACVacars?

Each penalty results in a reduction of the creditable ACV-flying-time. The more severe an error is, the higher is the penalty therefor. This is handled/executed by our ACVacars automatically. Each ACV-member gets treated equally.

1.4. Time-limit before receiving pilot-error-penalty?

In most cases, yes. The most pilot-errors must be held up during a specific period of time before receiving a penalty therefor.
For example, if you forget to deactivate the landing-lights above an altitude of 10'000ft, you have a time-frame of 30sec. to recognize and to correct this error. Only if you do not correct this pilot-error during that time period, the penalty will be awarded by our ACVacars.
But, for another example, if you lower the landing-gear at 290kn, the penalty will be awarded immediately.

II. Pilot-Career at ACV

2.1. Money payed?, Contract closed?

The "career" at ACV as a virtual airline pilot is only just for fun.
NO real money gets payed and NO employment contract will be closed thereby.
The use of real currency symbols is just for fun, does not mean anything and is only for increasing the gaming atmosphere within ACV.

2.2. Do I have to pay something? Free to leave?

The ACV-membership is free.
No payment of contribution has to be payed.
Every member of ACV is free to terminate his ACV-membership whenever he/she wants.

2.3. Minimum criterias as candidate?

- Good kind of behavior;
- Minimum age of 18;
- Sufficient skills in speaking and writing English;
- At least intermediate flying skills and being generally experienced in using FSX or P3D;
- Being able to fly one of these candidate-aircrafts from A to B (flight-route): CS B-727-200F, CS B-737-200F;
- The will and discipline to fulfill each ACV-flight according to our rules and obligations;
- The will to appear from time to time on our forum (optional: and on teamspeak);
- Free ACV-pilot slot available.

2.4. How often do I have to fly?

You can fly as often or seldom as you want.
After 3 months of inactivity the membership will be deactivated.
After 6 months of inactivity the membership will be deleted (exceptions possible).

2.5. Flying hours of other VA's creditable?

No. Flying hours of other virtual airlines (VA) are not creditable.

2.6. Using Vatsim, ProATCX, etc., mandatory?

No. An ACV-flight can be performed offline with the standard ATC of FSX/P3D.
Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to use an ATC-tool like ProATCX or to fly online on Vatsim, etc.

2.7. Appearance on ACV-forum/ACV-teamspeak mandatory?

It is optional (but welcome) to appear on our teamspeak. It is mandatory to appear from time to time on our forum (of course not every day and not every week). But a complete and steady absence of an ACV-member from our forum results in a ban. The sense of ACV is to increase the flight-experience by doing it as a virtual airline pilot as part of a group, and not as a lone wolf. A virtual airline constisting of lone wolves does not make sense, does it?

2.8. How many pilot-slots are existing?

The number of ACV-pilot-slots depends on the number of aircrafts of ACV. Within ACV each flight can only be flown by one pilot at once. The purpose is to get as many pilots as needed for having the fleet-aircrafts flown steadily but not as many that some pilots do not have an airplane free to fly with.