FAQ

What is NordFly?


The Virtual Aviation Group emerged from a german group of real pilots to teach virtual pilots to fly. With a change in leadship within the group, NordFly – VAG was born, wich has been a “complete” package since September 2020.

NordFly itself is our registered virtual Airline on IVAO.

Die Nordfly – VAG now offers its members everything from an exchange opportunity, flight lessons to flying in a virtual Airline.

Who is behind NordFly?


Behind NordFly-VAG is a team of real pilots & simulator pilots.

NordFly concept


Our concept is easy to understand: Every pilot of our own airline is allowed to fly any type of flight right from the start without having to have an evaluation or having passed an examination.

Our routes can be made or left out of our own route sequences.
In order to provide a stimulus for success, we offer a two-stage rating.

Ratings can be made by collecting lessons and will be improved by our flight school. You can find more information on the website of our flight school.

Is NordFly for free?


Yes! The use of NordFly is completely free for our mebers!

How do I become a pilot at NordFly


In order to become a pilot at NordFly, you have to meet the following requirements:

•  You are at least 14 years old
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You have an active account with IVAO or VATSIM
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As an  IVAO user you have at least the rating FS2 or AS2.
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As a VATSIM user you can prove at least 20 flight hours on your account.
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You are safe in handling your aircraft or take flight lessons with us after registration.
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You pass our entrance test
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You do not belong to any other virtual airline. *

The registration takes place in three phases, the first phase consists of passing our entrance test, then your registration takes place.

As an IVAO user, if the verification is successful, you will receive an email from IVAO in which you can confirm your airline affiliation.
Your OPC access will then be activated.

As a VATSIM user, your account will be checked for the requirements and then your OPC access will be activated.

If no flight is completed within 7 days of registration & activation, the account will be deleted automatically. 


* If you belong to another virtual airline, please contact us by email before registering. We then individually check whether nothing stands in the way of a career at NordFly 
(info@nordfly-vag.com)


Which systems does NordFly use?


Nordfly works with the latest software available on the market.

Currently still in the beta phase, we are using phpVMS version 7 in conjunction with the ACARS software.

We made a conscious decision to use this software in order to be able to support a large number of simulators in the future.

The flight recording is done by the ACARS program that starts at the beginning of a flight, the flight plan is submitted and at the end the pirep is created fully automatically. All important data of the flight are automatically recorded by the ACARS and later summarized in the Pirep, so manual entry is no longer necessary.

Our ACARS program also supports Simbrief, which further simplifies handling and keeps the effort low.

As the word already describes, the operation center serves the pilots as a center. Here you will find our predefined flights that can be booked, information on collected flight hours for Nordfly, ratings, AWARDS, meta, download centers and much more.

How does flying work for NordFly? (System)

NordFly uses the most modern software phpVMS ACARS available on the market.

ACARS is an easy-to-use, simple program that you receive after successful registration in our OperationCenter.

Everything you need for this is already in the download and a user manual is also included, which will guide you step by step through all the important points if necessary.

In contrast to many other virtual airlines, we rely on a user-friendly interface.

This means that starting a flight for NordFly never takes longer than 120 seconds.

Thanks to the modern software design, you have the option of simply loading the flight plans you previously created in SimBrief as .xml files.

This saves time and nerves and makes flying more fun.

At the beginning you enter your flight number, start / destination and aircraft in ACARS, press “Start Flight” and the ACARS will now record all relevant data fully automatically.

When you arrive at the destination airport gate, with the parking brake set and the engines switched off, you open the ACARS again and press “File Flight”.

Now you get an overview of all the recorded data. With “Send Flight” you send the Pirep to NordFly.

That’s it! And that’s how easy it is to fly with NordFly.

What liveries does NordFly have?


Nordfly has a large number of liveries for a wide variety of aircraft types and software manufacturers.

Nordfly has its liveries created almost exclusively by professional painters; this fee-based variant enables us to provide liveries from all common manufacturers.

How does NordFly communicate?


NordFly mainly communicates cia Discord, here you will find everything from text chat to voise chat that is nesessary to get in touch with other pilots.

What are our rules?

Generally:

1.1 Instructions from the staff team should be followed immediately.

1.2 The “Nordfly” VA is a pure virtual Application

Criteria:

2.1 You are at least 14 years old.

2.2 You are in possession of X-Plane, FSX, P3D or MSFS2020.

2.3 You have an active IVAO or VATSIM account.

2.4 You have at least the rating FS2 or AS2 on IVAO.

2.5 You can prove at least 20 flight hours on VATSIM.

2.6 You are confident in handling your aircraft or take flight lessons with us after registering.

2.7 You are not a pilot of another virtual airline. *

2.8 You pass our short entrance test.

2.9 You own Discord (Free).

* If you belong to another virtual airline, please contact us by email before registering.
We then individually check whether nothing stands in the way of a career at NordFly. (info@nordfly-vag.com)


Flight operations:

3.1 After registration and in ongoing operation, you will familiarize yourself with the applicable SOPs in the OPC and observe them.

3.2 IVAO & VATSIM Rules & Regulations apply while flying online.

3.3 Please use current charts while flying online.

3.4 Each VA pilot carries out 5 flights within 3 months.

3.5 Every VA pilot should plan his flight with a virtual flight planning tool (e.g. Simbrief).

3.6 In general, phpACARS is used on NordFly flights.

3.7 Manually submitted pireps will be considered if they can be traced on IVAO or VATSIM.

3.8 Flight lessons as well as private flying for VA “Nordfly” can be counted as flight lessons.

3.9 In the event of a simulator crash, the flight below a flown distance of 60% will be refused.

3.10 In the case of a manual pirep, please indicate in the remarks on which network the flight was carried out.

3.11 For online flights, a correctly completed flight plan must be submitted to IVAO & VATSIM.

3.12 At the beginning of each flight, you must stand on a “stand” / “gate”.

3.13 Every flight ends at the gate / stand.

3.14 Flights that are billed twice – ex. for other airlines, lead to exclusion from the VA.

Discord rules:

You can find our latest Discord rules in the Discord itself.