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Below are the most important terms of membership and requirements for a successful virtual career at Premier Virtual Airlines (PVA). If you cannot meet them or agree with them, PVA might not be a good fit for you. Once you have read through and agree to all of the terms of membership, click the continue button to view our privacy policy.

You must be at least 16 years of age or older to be a member of Premier Virtual Airlines.

You must have and maintain a valid email address to confirm your application and receive important PVA communications.

PVA tracks flights and through an in-house ACARS software "PremCARS". The following flight simulators are supported for use:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
  • Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (P3D)
  • X-Plane

PremCARS requires the use of FSUIPC, or XPUIPC for X-Plane.

PVA fully integrates the SimBrief dispatching API into our systems to provide realistic flight planning, weight/balance and IFR Release. You are required to have a SimBrief account (which is free) to generate the flight dispatches for your flights and send it to PremCARS for accurate flight tracking.

IFR Routes will be built using the free AIRAC cycle for SimBrief. If you have a Navigraph subscription (which is not required), you can unlock that latest AIRAC in SimBrief. PVA will automatically build your route and track your flight using the AIRAC you unlock.

Being a member of PVA is free. You may enjoy all the events, missions and static airline schedules. A premium membership is available with a monthly fee of $10 to help support the costs of PVA and give you access to real-time IFR Flights and scheduled airline flights worldwide, along with other benefits. There is no obligation to signup or continue your subscription and you may cancel it at anytime with no penalties or loss of rank or hours.

You will be able to gain higher rank based upon number of hours and flights flown. Higher ranks will give you access to bid flights for and fly larger airframes.

You may transfer all hours from online ATC services like VATSIM or another virtual airline with a verifiable link.

A flight PIREP must be submitted once every 30 days. Inactivity will auto-retire you PVA. Premium members will not auto-retire while the subscription is active.

Flight PIREPs may be rejected for reasons to include the following:

  • Landing rate in excess of -1,000 ft/min
  • Using airframe not acceptable by flight bid
  • Departing or arriving at wrong location
  • Total AFK response exceeding 60 minutes
  • Excessive stalls or overspeeds (structural or regulatory)
  • Refueling the aircraft while in flight
  • Other reason as determined by management team

Time Acceleration or slewing inside of your flight simulator is prohibited during PVA flight operations. PremCARS will disable and report attempts to accelerate time or slew while tracking the flight. These triggers may lead to rejection of the flight.

PremCARS will randomly request confirmation from you to verify you are "in the cockpit" if you are not a premium member (Commonly called an AFK Check) A total of 60 minutes or more of delay to the requests during the course of the flight will reject your PIREP.

You are not required to fly your flights using online ATC services like VATSIM. You will however, receive 15% bonus time for each flight using VATSIM for your PVA flights.

Click this link to view our Privacy Policy. By becoming a member and continuing with your application, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to this privacy policy.

New members may transfer up to 500 hours to obtain the rank of Chief Captain by providing a link to your logbook of another virtual airline, VATSIM, IVAO or real world flights. Once it is successfully verified your hours and rank will be credited accordingly.

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