GLOBAL AIR Virtual Airlines has arrived. After the devastation on January 13, 2013 of the former Atlas Virtual Airlines website from a hack, GLOBAL AIR very quickly established itself. Literally with hours of the Atlas site going down, administrators were busy uploading schedules, re-establishing airport and fleet files, and accepting registrations from former Atlas pilots. Seven flights were flown that day, and GLOBAL continues to grow and attract new people.
Based in Frankfurt, GLOBAL has hubs in New York, Los Angeles, and St. Maartin International in the Caribbean. Future hubs are planned in Asia, Australia and South Africa. We have an extensive schedule of over four hundred and sixty routes, from Hawaii, across Canada and the continental United states, spanning the Atlantic and covering Europe with stops in Morocco and Egypt. Our fleet consists of turbo-props to the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with everyone's favourite aircraft in between. We even have a fully refurbished Boeing 737-300 with a wonderfully functioning new autopilot designed and maintained in-house.
GLOBAL's operating philosophy remains the same: easy to join, no hold-backs from aircraft because of rank or flying experience, fly as many hours as you like, for as long as you like; our rules are deliberately kept to a minimum. There is little emphasis on examinations, though they are available to those who wish to expand their knowledge and become qualified in certain areas of GLOBALVA aviation. GLOBAL believes flight simulation should be fun, and we emphasize this by hosting our own IRC channel on the flightgear.org net where pilots and administrators mingle and chat, answer questions and help one another along. We have two qualified Air Traffic Controllers who regularly host training sessions, so you learn how to do thing right, and to feel comfortable when eventually venturing into the world of virtual air traffic simulation (VATSIM.)
At GOBAL, we offer simplicity, direction, choice and challenge.