Redwood Virtual was founded by Chase Morgan and Dan True in May of 2014 with one goal in mind; the launch of a very unique virtual airline (VA) to serve the virtual skies emulating the real-world operations of Virgin America. In December of 2014, Chase Morgan brought Eric Watters aboard as the new CEO with the mission of growing the VA. Eric quickly began to gauge the desires of Redwood’s flight team members and work to grow the VA.
In March of 2015, founder Chase Morgan stepped aside and turned ownership of Redwood Virtual over to CEO Eric Watters. Soon after, in an effort to continue growing, Redwood expanded beyond the Virgin America brand to include other Virgin Group partner airlines – Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. This expansion allowed for an expansion of the available aircraft in the Redwood Virtual fleet to include wide-body Airbuses and Boeing aircraft.
In April of 2015, Redwood Virtual entered into a partnership with Virtual Delta Airlines, which allowed for the addition of nearly a thousand new codeshare routes to the Redwood Virtual library of schedules. This significant partnership is helping Redwood Virtual to continue to grow as an up-and-coming virtual airline to be reckoned with.
Redwood Virtual excels in the virtual airline community by recognizing that its members and community partners are the keys to its success. We at Redwood Virtual are dedicated to continually developing our network systems, information, and operations to cater to our fast growing virtual airline. We value our flight team members and see them as our most important asset. Our dedicated pilots are one of a kind and stand out in the virtual airline community.
Not only do our flight team members possess superior flying skills, they demonstrate leadership, integrity, and the ability to connect with others in a positive and meaningful way. As a flight team member or sponsor at Redwood Virtual, you are not only making a decision to change the virtual skies, but also the world. The Redwood Virtual community is dedicated to helping our flight team members grow both within the virtual airline community and in real life. With a quickly expanding international network of flight team members spanning the spectrum of ages, cultures, education and experience we are looking to Redwood Virtual will help you expand your horizons, elevate the virtual skies, and reach your maximum potential!
Redwood Virtual provides its flight team member with a superior benefits package that includes:Flight Team Member Benefits
Redwood Virtual is a non-profit virtual airline, which exists within the flight simulation community only. Redwood Virtual is in no way affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Delta Airlines, or their affiliates or parent corporations. All content contained or displayed within the Redwood Virtual network, to include its website, VXCARS system, forums, and social media pages, are the sole intellectual property of the owner(s) of Redwood Virtual and they claim copyright and trademark on all the aforementioned intellectual property. The unauthorized copying, distribution, reuse, or the sale of such intellectual property is prohibited by law. Violators may be subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution under United States and/or international law.
The Redwood Virtual flight team is a group of dedicated virtual pilots. As a member, our leaders will usher you through our day-to-day operations and act as examples of leadership, integrity, intellect, and so much more! The application process is as follows:
Redwood Virtual allows and encourages our flight team members to broaden their horizons and check out other virtual airlines in the flight simulation community. There are a lot of options out there and each community has something to offer to pilots. All we ask it that you maintain your flight requirements and do not share Redwood Virtual members only information in other communities without the expressed permission of the CEO of Redwood Virtual. Members who hold a staff position with another virtual airline may not simultaneously hold a staff position with Redwood Virtual.
Redwood Virtual's human resources personnel will review the Vataware profile of every new crew member upon acceptance and will award automatically award hours from said profile. Also, any newly accepted crew member may request to transfer in existing flight hours from another virtual airline by emailing the chief executive office (email@example.com) and providing sufficient proof of said flight hours. The hours will be evaluated (e.g., aircraft type, flight quality, etc.) prior to being approved for transfer. A maximum of 30 documented hours may be transferred in any combination of hours.
Unfortunately, once in a while a member of our executive management team may make a decision that a flight team member doesn’t agree with. This may be a ruling we make on a flight report or a disciplinary action. If you wish to dispute something, please send an email to the Chief Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a dispute. Dispute reports can take up 48 to 72 hours for processing and final determination.
|Certification Category||Rank||Pay Rate||Authorized Aircraft|
|CAT-I||First Officer||$30||A319 & A320, & B736/7/8/9|
|CAT-II||Regional Captain||$90||All Cat-I, DH8D, E145/75, CRJ7/9, MD-88/90, A318, A321, & B712|
|CAT-III||Captain||$280||All Cat-I/II, A332/3, B752, B763, B772/L/W, & B788/9|
|CAT-IV||Senior Captain||$320||All Cat-I/II/III, A343/6, A388 & B744/8|
|CAT-V||Command Captain||$400||All Categories of Aircraft|
Flight Team members are allowed up to 90 total days of approved LOA per calendar year. Military personnel are allowed a LOA equal to their deployment time plus 90 days (with proof of military orders showing the deployment dates). If you require more than the allotted time, we approve extended LOAs on a per case basis. LOA applications may be submitted via the Flight Team Portal (FTP); however, extended LOA requests must be processed via email. Please email the Chief of Operations at email@example.com to request an extended LOA.
Redwood Virtual believes that the diversity of our members is one of our biggest strengths. We encourage our flight team members to share their cultures with us all as it will help us all become closer and understand each other, and the world in general, much better. Redwood Virtual has a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind or for any reason (e.g., because of a member’s gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, or political or religious beliefs. However, in an effort to avoid discriminatory conflicts, we suggest that flight team members limit discussions or comments concerning politics and religion as these tend to be inflammatory subjects. If you choose not to share the #VXLOVE your employment with Redwood Virtual may be suspended or terminated, and you may be permanently banned from the Redwood Virtual community.
The Redwood Virtual social media sites and forums are an awesome way to share information, photos, events, and your career with the rest of the community. We have multiple ways for you to share information and ask questions of other members. We ask that you use your best judgment for making posts. We have a few guidelines that will help to keep our social media sites and forums a fun, professional, and safe place for all our flight team members.
Redwood Virtual utilizes a crew rewards system through which crew members earn points that can be redeemed in the crew store. The rewards points system is structured as follows:
|Registration||1,000 pts||Points awarded upon registration as a new pilot with Redwood Virtual.|
|PIREP Submission||50 pts||Points awarded for filing an accepted PIREP.|
|Landing Rate*||5 pts||Points awarded for each fpm under the maximum landing rate of -600 fpm.|
|Landing Rate Exceeded||-1 pt||Points deducted for every fpm above the maximum landing rate of -600 fpm.|
Redwood Virtual allows charter flights so that our flight team members can fly to their favorite airports that support aircraft the size of the aircraft they’re flying. Charter flights must be flown using the VXCARS system. Should you desire to fly to an airport that is not currently available in the VXCARS you should email the Chief of Operations to request that the airport be evaluated and added to the system.
|Aircraft||Short Haul (<4hrs)/Delayed/Headwind||Long Haul (>4hrs)/Ahead of Sched/Tailwind|
|DH8D||No Published SOCI||No Published SOCI|
|A332/3 & A343/6||40||37|
|Speed (Knots)||0-90||91-120||121-140||141-165||Abv 165|
Every Redwood Virtual route has a preferred aircraft that follows the real-world route's assigned aircraft, but as with any airline's operational needs, aircrafts change. Therefore, Redwood pilots are free to change the preferred aircraft to any make/model of aircraft they wish so long as the aircraft can reasonably make the flight; even if the selected aircraft isn't in the real-world fleet of that airline.
Pilots should fly utilizing a livery that matches the airline's routes being flown, but only liveries from Virgin America or Redwood's listed codeshare airlines may be used. To that end, fictional liveries are allowed to be used when flying an aircraft that is not in the real-world fleet of the airline whose routes is being flown. When a matching livery is not available a pilot may fly another available airline livery, blank livery, or a default aircraft designer livery (e.g., Boeing, Airbus, Aerosoft, PMDG, BBS, etc.).
Each Redwood Virtual flight schedule includes a suggested route; however, Redwood pilots are free to alter that route as they see fit.
Redwood Virtual's VXCARS will provide with an assigned cruising altitude for the flight that closely matches the real-world routes assigned cruising altitude. With that being said, Redwood pilots are free to adjust the cruising altitude as needed for optimum flight performance.
Redwood Virtual's VXCARS will provide each pilot with a randomized passenger (pax) count. Pilots should followed this randomized passenger loading count but are free to change this as needed to balance aircraft loads. The VXCARS does not, however, provide randomized cargo loads so those should be determined by the pilot for each flight.
Redwood Virtual encourages connected flight deck operations with other Redwood Virtual pilots. Connected flight deck adds to the realism of flight, but there are some technical issues that may affect PIREP submissions. Therefore, below are some general rules regarding connected flight deck flights:Both pilots running VXCARS:
Occasionally the VXCARS records positive landing rates. This generally only occurs on Majestic Q400 flights due to a known issue with the model reporting some data outside of the standard simulator structure. It can also occur when pilots fly a connected flight deck. Therefore, should any PIREP include a positive landing rate, that rate will be changed to a flat -100 landing rate to pilot record and rewards calculating purposes.