That's right! Slipstream Virtual Airways will be turning 5 years old July 28th!!! This is a big accomplishment in the virtual airline world, and we are very proud of it. We have seen some really great Virtual Airlines emerge with great Public Relations, Livery, and Websites. However, just as quickly as these airlines appear, they slowly slip into stagnation and then, eventually, cease to exist.
Admittedly, it is not easy to keep an active Virtual Airlines. Like any hobby, activity is cyclical. To be recognized as a great virtual airline, it requires:
•UNYIELDING desire to NOT ACCEPT FAILURE
•Endless HOURS of unpaidm and unrecognized work
•PASSION and DEDICATION for a hobby that generally offers nothing in return
•A CEO with great VISION
•A DEDICATED staff to support the vision
•LOYAL pilots that can APPRECIATE the hard work and effort that goes into such an elaborate organization
•Friendship, comradery, community, and helpfulness
Slipstream Virtual Airways has been able to survive 5 YEARS of successful operations because we have been fortunate enough to meet many of these requirements. Moreover, we have done this with one idea in mind:
So, with all that in mind, what better way to celebrate than by rewarding pilots for flying! Prizes and giveaways! Our pilots have helped us get where we are today, and we can't wait for everyone to take part in this great event! In addition, on July 28th, we will reward all Slipstream pilots with a gift besides the prizes listed below. Announcement to be made on our special day!
Originally Posted by Slipstream Virtual Airways Mission Statement
We want to recognize and thank our official sponsors for this event:Captain Sim http://www.captainsim.com/
BluePrint Simulations http://www.blueprintsimulations.com/
Commercial Level Simulations http://www.commerciallevel.com/
These developers are providing the majority of the aircraft and scenery addons we will be giving away! In order to show our appreciation, you will soon find their linked banners on our website. In addition, we would like to say that Slipstream Airways actively discourages software piracy. These developers and others put hard work and a lot time into creating great addons for MS Flight Simulator.
You must be a Slipstream pilot in good standing as of June 30, 2010. A Slipstream pilot in good standing is defined for this event as, any pilot who has:
•completed a flight in the last three (3) months
•completed their first flight within 30 days of joining the airline, or has averaged at least 1 flight per month since joining
•new pilots with less than 30-days that have completed a flight before June 30th are eligible!
NOTE: Pilots who plan to participate must also be registered users of the Slipstream Virtual Airways Forums before the events starts. All updates and info about the event and contest will be distributed in the forums only.
For all Rules and Prize listings, please visit the press release in the Slipstream Virtual Airways forums, which can be found here: Slipstream Celebration Event
About Slipstream Virtual Airways
Home officed in Los Angeles, California, Slipstream Airways commenced commercial operations in July 2006 with 3 Boeing 717-200's and 11 Boeing 737-700's. Slipstream's goal is to give pilots a realistic approach in a virtual world with an operational plan to grow like a real-world airline. Today Slipstream Airways currently operates hubs in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago, and services 130 cities across North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific with a regional and mainline fleet of 196 aircraft composed of ATR, Embraer and Boeing. Slipstream Global Logistics (SGL), a cargo division of Slipstream Airways, serves 52 destinations with a distinct focus on connecting Central and South America with with the rest of the world. SGL utilizes a fleet of B747-400F, MD-11F, DC-10-10F/30F/40F and B757-200F aircraft.