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1. Legal, Policies and Procedures

Pacific Airways policies & procedures are found in here.

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Pacific Airways Operations Manual - Revised January 2024

3. Partnerships

Partnerships we have with other groups can be found in here.

4. Pacific Journal

Pacific Airways Newsletter for Airline News and Information

5. Memorial Page

Place to honor Pacific Airways pilots we have lost

6. Help

Website operation guides can be accessed via this book.

Legal

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures

Policies

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures

2024

4. Pacific Journal

Dispatching Flights

6. Help

Age Requirement

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures Legal

To join Pacific Airways, you must be at least 13 years of age. By applying to join Pacific Airways, you the applicant that you satisfy the below criteria. Meet the minimum age requirement, and If you do not meet the minimum age requirement that you have b...

Terms & Conditions

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures Legal

Terms of Service PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to utilize communication between the users (Pilots & Staff) with the expectation that the Company (PAY) has set forth for anyone's access to our systems. SCOPE: Pacific Airways (PAY) maintains information...

Privacy Policy

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures Legal

Pacific Airways asks that all pilots remember that we will not, under any circumstances, redistribute your e-mail address or any other personal information to any third-party organization(s). Your e-mail address is only viewable to authorized staff members. Pl...

VATSIM

3. Partnerships

We are proud to be be one of VATSIM Virtual Airline Partners, which for our pilots mean we have met all of the requirements to gain the accreditation. You can find us in the Virtual Airline list found at https://my.vatsim.net/virtual-airlines

vaBase

3. Partnerships

Our core system has been developed by vaBase Virtual Airline Management System You can visit them at https://www.vabase.com/ You can also find our airline in their airlines list at https://www.vabase.com/airlines and look for Pacific Airways (PAY)

Disclaimer

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures Legal

Pacific Airways is a non-profit virtual aviation organization and is a fictional company operating solely for the entertainment of flight simulation enthusiasts. We are a proud member of VirtualAirlines.com and are owned and operated by Pacific Airways Inc Gro...

About the Airline

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Pacific Airways Was established in 1997. We are one of the oldest Virtual Airlines in the world. We operate primarily in the United States, with services to Europe and the Pacific Rim to include major Hubs in Seattle, WA(SEA), Miami, FL (MIA), Denver, CO (DE...

Membership Requirements

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Anyone over 13 can become a member of Pacific Airways; the best part is that it is entirely FREE. You should also have basic piloting skills (i.e., take-off,landing, etc.). To join the airline, click “Join,” fill out the new pilot application form, follow the ...

Supported Sims

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Pacific Airways supports FSX - FS2020 - XPlane 11-12. We no longer help FS9. However, because we are a 20+ year old airline, there are many FS9 planes and liveries available for download. FS9 pilots are welcome to use these older liveries, but we will not ad...

vaBase

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Pacific Airways is a member of a VA management software called vaBase. We pay a monthly fee for membership along with many other VA’s. vaBase ranks the airlines monthly by how many pilots you have, flight hours logged and percentage of pilots who use ACARS t...

Downloading Aircraft

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Pacific Airways has a variety of aircraft ranging from smaller turboprop aircraft for regional flights to a Boeing 747-400 or Airbus A380 for long hauls. Our fleets are mostly liveries only for default and payware aircraft. Only a select few freeware are ent...

Flight Lines

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Flight Lines: A flight line is a destination with a completed return. Every flight you log must connect back to the original starting point to end the flight line. Examples:  If your Hub is Seattle (KSEA), you will fly from Seattle to Denver (KDEN), then e...

General Aviation Aircraft

2. Operations Manual V3.1

All pilots, regardless of rank or hours, are approved to fly GA aircraft and log their flights. The simulation is that you own or rent the GA aircraft for personal use. There is no restriction on what or where you fly a GA. There are no routes designated for...

Flights

2. Operations Manual V3.1

The flights are broken up into code A and Code B flights. Code A flights are to a destination, and the code B flights are return flights from Code A. You will find that code A and B flights have the same flight number, just different codes. Mix and match the...

Jump Seating

2. Operations Manual V3.1

A jump seat, or a dead head, flight is when a pilot rides on a flight as a passenger.  You may make a one-jump-seat flight from your Hub to another Airport to begin a new flight line. Once your flight line is complete, you may return to where you started to ...

Pacific Elite Pilot Status

2. Operations Manual V3.1

Once a pilot has achieved 1000 hours you retain the rank of ATP Senior Commander but also achieve the additional status as a Pacific Elite Pilot. Elite pilot status adds certain privileges over and above normal flight restrictions.   An Elite Pilot can fly a...

Finances, Experience Points, Ranks

2. Operations Manual V3.1

FINANCES: All pilots flying on vaBase earn a flat fee of $1.00 a mile which goes into your virtual bank account. You can use these funds to make Jumpseat flights. We hope that in the future, you will be able to use the funds for other things like purchasing me...

ACARS

2. Operations Manual V3.1

ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) is the preferred method of logging your flights at Pacific. In real aviation, the ACARS communicates by satellite or radio to relay location and maintenance information to the ground during a fl...

Flight Simulation Time

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures Policies

  Flight Simulation Time: ALL flights that are logged are to be flown at 1X Simulation time only. The only exception to this rule is to catch up to where you were after a computer lockup. However, you will be docked points for doing this.  

Inactive Policy

1. Legal, Policies and Procedures Policies

Inactive Policy: Pilots must log one flight every 30 days to remain active. (Lifetime Members are exempt) After thirty days, you will be automatically marked on leave. You will be contacted by email and the internal message system to review your status if you...