|Pilot Orientation and Regulations
Welcome to California Airlines (CAX). Cal Air began airline operations on January 1st, 2001. Soon after the inauguration of Cal Air, we became one of X-Plane's most sought out virtual airlines. Cal Air pilots are a part of an elite group of aviation enthusiasts. We are part of a dynamic community of flight simulation pilots who, together as a group, are transforming Cal Air from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
The contains information a pilot needs to successfully plan and execute their flight. Prior to each flight, pilots are encouraged to check the weather and download the appropriate charts for their flight. After the completion of the flight, a pilot must file a Flight Report (PIREP) so that they receive proper credit. The PIREP data is entered in the pilot’s log and a copy is sent to the Base of Operations Pilot Supervisor for review. Pilots can view their flight logs by selecting their assigned Base of Operations Roster.
CAX Pilot Active Status - Monthly Minimums
Cal Air is a prestigious corporation, and requires each of its pilots to maintain an active status. Active status is obtained by flying a minimum of two scheduled flights per month. The following flights count towards the monthly minimum:
• Scheduled Cal Air flights (including Golden Bear)
A pilot will know when he/she has met the monthly flight minimum through the use of colored dots next to their name on the Base Roster. The dots will have the following meanings:
When a pilot first joins Cal Air, their name is added to the Base of Operations Roster that was chosen on the application. The pilot is restricted to Basic ITC training flights until they have graduated from the Basic CAXITC Training Course. The pilot will then be promoted to General Aviation (GA) Pilot and be given access to new Aircraft for download.
Pilot ID Cards
All Cal Air pilots are given a Pilot ID Card. The pilot can access their ID Card by clicking on their name in their Base Roster. The Pilot ID Card contains special pins that are awarded to the pilot after completing Training Courses, Advanced Check Rides, Special Operations flights, Tours, and other accomplishments.
Flight reporting and time limitations
All flights must be flown, and flight reports (PIREP) sent, using the Cal Air XACARS system. If you are not able to connect to the XACARS system because of a technical reason, you may file a manual flight report and enter a comment as to why you were not able to send the PIREP with XACARS. A pilot's flight time may not exceed 24 hrs of flight time within a 24 hr period. Any one flight that exceeds 8 hours in duration must be flown in compliance with the Long Haul Policy and will be subject to verification. Additionally, excessive flight time over a short period of time will also be subject to scrutiny by Cal Air management.
Pilot Ranking and Aircraft Privileges
There are 3 separate divisions at California Airlines:
As pilots advance in rank, there will be new aircraft available for download. In order to advance in rank, the pilot must achieve the required hours, must pass the Pilot Rating Certificate (PRC) exam for each new aircraft, must fly the newly acquired aircraft on at least 2 scheduled flights, and must maintain a current Medical Certificate.
Pilots may not report flight time for aircraft that they are not qualified to operate.
Charter Flights - BYO Flights - Golden Bear Premium Flights
A Charter flight is a non-scheduled flight flown from and to any airport chosen by the pilot. Only GA aircraft are available to qualified pilots for charter flights. Qualifying restrictions apply.
Cal Air Online Regulations
Cal Air flights may be flown using one of the online networks, such as VATSIM or Pilot Edge. However, all online flights must be made in compliance with the Cal Air Online Policy. Please refer to our Online Center for specific details.
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Advanced Flight Check Rides
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Cal Air Aircraft, Scenery, Plug-ins, and Addon Files
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