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by Cat
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Boarded Pax
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Boarded Pax

Would that bill out within the flight report or generate a misc expense bill?
by Cat
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Rank System Upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Rank System Upgrades

Sounds like a plan for those looking to really limit their pilots in their career advancement programs. One thing tho - with "flights" count, be aware of those who only like to take off and land. We have a pilot who got his 1000 flights award fairly quickly as he only flies GA planes for very short ...
by Cat
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Boarded Pax
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Boarded Pax

Yes if you have aircraft permissions you can adjust seating and/or limit passengers.

Go the aircraft page (click on the little i) on the aircraft line when you are in fleets.
by Cat
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

There is always my first argument on the subject as well.... Resources Time & Energy vs Benefit to How Many? I came up with a simple plan solely for the purpose of offering some sort of option to the complex real world plan that was otherwise presented. You have a valid point about people gaming the...
by Cat
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Client 2.4 Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 5978

Re: Client 2.4 Beta

Report from one of our pilots at Fly Vegas: 2.4.7 client has fueling issues with XP-11 King Air C90. It is not reading the fuel tanks correctly. It appears to have the right main confused with the left aux. https://i.imgur.com/ab03TCx.jpg?1 The capacity of the left aux and the right main seemed to b...
by Cat
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Moving Map & Chat
Replies: 4
Views: 4031

Re: Moving Map & Chat

$$$$$$$ Who is willing to pay more for such features? Remember now most pilots fly free unlike just about every other online gaming platform where some fee is involved even at the entry level just to participate. Google Maps has extortion prices as it is. Anytime you start adding 3rd party features,...
by Cat
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

Well I took into account the average life span of the typical VA as well. So yes the rates are higher than real world, but we don't fly like the real world either. The final decision of course is all Joe's .... if this is even doable, that's entirely up to him. At a 6% drop as you suggest, it would ...
by Cat
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

OK after bouncing ideas off our CFO at Fly Vegas, we have come up with this plan. It is just an idea, so don't anyone go bonkers. Install a "YF" Years Factor that applies in a linear fashion to both the value of the aircraft and the life cycle on the status. Currently the life cycle to the B Check t...
by Cat
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

If it is to work, we'd need something very simple Like a "years in service" factor that could be applied to both value and status decline rates. An operator would not have to scrap it, they could have it 'refurbished' only at an FSA Maintenance Center (full price) for say the cost of a C Check. That...
by Cat
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

Just seems awfully complicated considering the life cycle of the average virtual airline is how long?
by Cat
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

And I agree with you on the value of having a more realistic depreciation factor than we currently have. HOW to implement it would be the issue I think, especially if current values are "reset to new" every time we perform a service to bring the aircraft back to 100%. It certainly seems wrong our 8 ...
by Cat
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

Just me again .... To be clear I am not against the idea of depreciation, and if you have a plan to make this work in the virtual environment where the life cycle of airplanes is far different than in the real world, I'd love to hear it. :wink:
by Cat
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Aircraft pricing, aging and useful life.

A valid point you bring up and I think I see where FSAirlines deviates from the normal business use of depreciation: We have a 737-800 we bought used in 2012 with 168.6 hours, 201 cylces (landings) on it. The purchase price was $70,650,000. We have flown it now an additional 374.2 hours / 198 cycles...
by Cat
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Compulsory flights for Students
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Compulsory flights for Students

Always my pleasure to be of assistance, we are all in this together - much like fighting that damn virus. I don't see any "competitive advantage" for any VA to withhold information on how to use the FSAirlines tools.


pssst - no sorries needed, you communicate just fine. ;)
by Cat
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Compulsory flights for Students
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Compulsory flights for Students

New video that covers the subject fairly quickly considering the information given.

https://youtu.be/1Uqf7Km5KYk