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What new features would you like to see in FSA

Poll ended at Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:37 pm

Co-pilots on flights.
2
10%
Faster website.
4
19%
Loans and Bankruptcy.
1
5%
More Aircraft Costs (gate fees, parking fees, maintenance when it sits idle).
9
43%
More modern website look/layout.
0
No votes
Paypal alternative
0
No votes
Personal aircraft rental.
1
5%
Stock Market
3
14%
Other, please describe.
1
5%
 
Total votes: 21

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New Year Poll

Post by joefremont » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:37 pm

Happy New Year Flyers!

I was thinking about what to work on for this year coming up and though I would ask what should be our priorities at FSA.
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by Vjacheslav » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Faster website? From Latvia FSA working very fast

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Re: New Year Poll

Post by wings138 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:25 pm

I see several things to choose: Co-pilots, Faster web site, and many other things, but more fees seems to be something I would like to see. I don't know if you could even create some kind of gate competition where an pilots person reputation would effect the percentage of passengers. So someone with 99% would probably get code to a full plane, but some one with say 90 would start to see more empty seats... with a 50% or less with very few passengers. All this would effect how much a flight would earn or loose. So a bad pilot would be more of a bad apple and wouldn't be wanted by most airlines. This would give pilots a challenge to try to do the best all the time.
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by joefremont » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:38 am

Interesting idea on gates. But the way gates work in the real world is that airlines lease gates at an airport and once they are all leased other airlines are locked out. Not sure how that would work on FSA
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by wings138 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:02 pm

joefremont wrote:Interesting idea on gates. But the way gates work in the real world is that airlines lease gates at an airport and once they are all leased other airlines are locked out. Not sure how that would work on FSA

I think some type of system that affects how many passengers for the pilot based on pilot reputation... that's more then trying to figure out a system of controlling the number of gates an airline controls...
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by Max Ymelman » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:43 pm

Я согласен с - wings138. Надо сделать более реально количество пассажиров и репутация пилота должна на них влиять. Количество пассажиров и груза должны влиять на динамику самолёта, как это влияет в FSpassenger.

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Re: New Year Poll

Post by wings138 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:56 am

Max Ymelman wrote:Я согласен с - wings138. Надо сделать более реально количество пассажиров и репутация пилота должна на них влиять. Количество пассажиров и груза должны влиять на динамику самолёта, как это влияет в FSpassenger.
what??? I can't read that sorry...
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by joefremont » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:01 am

We do have a system for having reputation effect number of passengers, but its on airline not pilot.
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by Skids » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:12 am

Hello again Joe and thanks again for your ongoing concern for the FSAirlines system.

You seem to have now opened up a can of worms so to speak with the suggestion of added features LOL

One in particular that has always been a hope of mine is the ability to create/provide random specialised flights for want of a better description. To make it clearer, a Medical or emergency flight. Like other countries we have our "care flight", in Australia it is known as "The Royal Flying Doctor Service" which services the rural outback to transport medical emergencies to main cities, you now the deal. These random ad hock flights generated by FS Airlines and accessible by all airlines paying much higher wages for pilots. With only select aircraft and able to reach the "pickup" and "dropoff" within a certain time period to enable success and payment?

This may only be a wish and not possible but A little fun all the same.

What are the thoughts?

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Re: New Year Poll

Post by joefremont » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:02 pm

Skids wrote:Hello again Joe and thanks again for your ongoing concern for the FSAirlines system.

You seem to have now opened up a can of worms so to speak with the suggestion of added features LOL

One in particular that has always been a hope of mine is the ability to create/provide random specialised flights for want of a better description. To make it clearer, a Medical or emergency flight. Like other countries we have our "care flight", in Australia it is known as "The Royal Flying Doctor Service" which services the rural outback to transport medical emergencies to main cities, you now the deal. These random ad hock flights generated by FS Airlines and accessible by all airlines paying much higher wages for pilots. With only select aircraft and able to reach the "pickup" and "dropoff" within a certain time period to enable success and payment?

This may only be a wish and not possible but A little fun all the same.

What are the thoughts?

Paul S CEO FSVA
Hi Paul,

This is something I am thinking about as its something that has been requested more than a few times for both medical flights and for bush flights. The minimum I requirements I see would be a flight that starts at an airport, lands at some random location some distance from the airport and then returns to the starting point. We would probably have to add a distance the flight would travel so we could calculate fares and wages and insure the pilot actually did what was required. That would not be too hard, if however we needed to land at a specific non airport spot or to save the location so the return flight could be done on a different day, that would be a lot harder.
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by Skids » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:58 am

Hiya again Joe,

I would presume that the whole idea would be to get to a location land, and take off and return all on the same day, within X amount of time. A big issue with something like Medical rescue flight that I can see in Australia for example is that there are many many airfields that are not in the FSAirlines database.
On a side note I have been building scenery for a few of these but there are many and they take time. I am also not willing to share the Airfield scenery simply because I am in the early stages of learning how to do this and thus far they are pretty bad but usable for my purpose.

Many of these airfields are privately owned and I am finding many do not have ICAO codes however they can be used to land a small aircraft in the case of an emergency. I imagine it is also the case elsewhere but here in Australia, there are a number of Highways that have designated sections and are marked as such for the landing of the Royal Flying Doctor Aircraft.

If there is a way that Hub or CEO's can import particular airfields into the system that would be both recognised by FSAirlines and suitable rural locations then it would make it much easier for developers like yourself. Even the ability to land and take off from specific co ordinates as the client reads them and not the Airport. However also, a need for a random generator within FS Airlines would be required to randomly pick an emergency location thus preventing the same route. There would be no need for PAX fares but just a higher wage paid to both the pilot and the airline successful in completing the task. Then the choice of aircraft need be addressed. An airline would need that specific Aircraft in its hangars and pilots type rated to fly them. All goals for pilots and Airlines.

I am nowhere near knowledgeable on how these things work, I do remember reading or understanding a VA in the early days issue flights and pilots then "Bid" for them or first come first served type thing. Once a flight was booked then it was gone and no other pilot could fly it. That Pilot was then expected to fly that route at the time given. If it was not started at that time then it would be re available to another.

Further, An award or set of awards for pilots and airlines as incentives?

This I expect would have to be how a medical or retreival flight would have to be dealt with.

No doubt there would have to be so much coding that I could not imagine how it would work.

Anyhow keep up the great work

Paul S CEO FSVA

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Re: New Year Poll

Post by joefremont » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:04 pm

Skids wrote:Hiya again Joe,

I would presume that the whole idea would be to get to a location land, and take off and return all on the same day, within X amount of time. A big issue with something like Medical rescue flight that I can see in Australia for example is that there are many many airfields that are not in the FSAirlines database.
On a side note I have been building scenery for a few of these but there are many and they take time. I am also not willing to share the Airfield scenery simply because I am in the early stages of learning how to do this and thus far they are pretty bad but usable for my purpose.

Many of these airfields are privately owned and I am finding many do not have ICAO codes however they can be used to land a small aircraft in the case of an emergency. I imagine it is also the case elsewhere but here in Australia, there are a number of Highways that have designated sections and are marked as such for the landing of the Royal Flying Doctor Aircraft.

If there is a way that Hub or CEO's can import particular airfields into the system that would be both recognised by FSAirlines and suitable rural locations then it would make it much easier for developers like yourself. Even the ability to land and take off from specific co ordinates as the client reads them and not the Airport. However also, a need for a random generator within FS Airlines would be required to randomly pick an emergency location thus preventing the same route. There would be no need for PAX fares but just a higher wage paid to both the pilot and the airline successful in completing the task. Then the choice of aircraft need be addressed. An airline would need that specific Aircraft in its hangars and pilots type rated to fly them. All goals for pilots and Airlines.

I am nowhere near knowledgeable on how these things work, I do remember reading or understanding a VA in the early days issue flights and pilots then "Bid" for them or first come first served type thing. Once a flight was booked then it was gone and no other pilot could fly it. That Pilot was then expected to fly that route at the time given. If it was not started at that time then it would be re available to another.

Further, An award or set of awards for pilots and airlines as incentives?

This I expect would have to be how a medical or retreival flight would have to be dealt with.

No doubt there would have to be so much coding that I could not imagine how it would work.

Anyhow keep up the great work

Paul S CEO FSVA
Hi Paul,

Thanks for the ideas on this issue. If its an actual airfield we can find a way to get it into the system and that would make medical flights you want easier. The issue with many medical or bush charter flights is that there is not fixed location where they land or an aircraft can be parked. The way FSA was built its all around airports. Airports have a location (latitude,longitude), pilots and aircraft are at airports. Medical flights around here are unusually random locations in the middle of nowhere, often helicopters landing on the freeway to pick up accident victims. I would not want to clutter up the airport database with thousands of possible landing spots.

So two possible solutions, both involve a new flight type which I don't have a good name for yet so lets call it a bush flight. The would either be to a specific latitude/longitude where you would have to land within 1-2nm of, and then return in the same 'flight', or more simply specify a distance they flight would have to fly out, say from 20-500 nm and then return, also on the same flight. The first option you would have to specify a new flight for each possible location, the second would be simpler but less challenging. As long as we don't have to stop the flight and restart a new one from the remote location it would not be that difficult to do.
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by Skids » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:23 am

Hi again Joe,

Perhaps you may have missed a sentence in my last post, I did suggest in there, rather than having an airport as a destination it could just be a set of co ordinates. As the FS Tracker records co ordinates and not the airport for the correct destination. so one would take off from an airport, land at specific co ordinates then return to the originating airport. My suggestion and question also is that whether these co ordinates can be input by CEO's of Airlines so they are applicable to the particular area. EG I am based and living in Australia so it would be far easier for me to know where would be suitable to land an aircraft in the outback than you. Either I could manually enter the co ordinates or if programming allows I right click on a location in google maps and select it/ add it as an accident site where an aircraft is required to take patients to the Main City. Similar of course to our ability to insert routes for our own airline. I hope that makes sense?


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Re: New Year Poll

Post by Cat » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:08 am

My request is simple

right under the airline logo on the main page have an "auto generated" line from FSA saying date the airline was founded.

"since 2006" or "founded in 2006" type of thing so a new pilot can see if they are trying to join an established firm or a fairly new operation that has figured out how to cheat the system and gain a lot of virtual money in a short period of time.
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Re: New Year Poll

Post by Timo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:28 pm

Hi, I'm new since some weeks. I have much to read & tryout. Till now I'm really positive, but also really curious about the current status & progress of FSA. What can I expect in the near & far future? Are there new add's, extentions, new options in development?
Are there also features in thought for business-companies?
Another nice feature would be the renting of hangar & office -space at a home-base. Loan, technicians & desk-staff salary at homebase.
Yeahhh, more home-base options & costs would be realistic and a nice add.
I'm really curious what the feature will give over here. Especially as small ambitious business company.

Kind Regards,
Timo
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