Customisation of Callsigns for Virtual Airlines & Organisations
The idea is easy, the concept simple. I propose VAs be given the right to have a limited number of personalised and private callsigns for it’s members flights.
Well, most of our communities airlines operate using the general aviation callsigns to give themselves an identity and to help advertise their VA. Using Infinite Flight Air Force as an example, they use IFAF### for callsigns because the “Air Force” callsigns are used by many people far and wide to intercept aircraft and “troll” or harass airliners.
How Would it Work?
Access rights could be managed at the lowest level, either by trusted VA owners or their nominated subordinate. It would be a basic type and submit system to be approved by IFVARB moderators to ensure safety and security of the communities policies and standards.
So, for a virtual airline such as Delta VA, who utilise DLVA### at the moment. They could submit the use of “Delta Virtual Flight ##” which would be read verbatim by the system, as opposed to the current “Delta Victor Foxtrot ##”.
Would all VAs qualify?
No, a grading system would be introduced based on a variety of aspects meaning those more permanent airlines would qualify for the privilege.
Minimum active period.
But How would VAs administrate the use of callsigns?
Like having access to IFATC or Expert servers, you could add a simple permission to the account. So the CEOs can dictate who gets access to their callsigns either direct or through the IFVARB.
I don’t think this will particularly work, especially due to the sheer number of VA’s that are founded, get all certified and get a callsigns but are only in operation for a couple of weeks and end up closing down shortly after, leaving lots of callsigns that won’t be used at all.
If you can think of a solution to that, then you have my vote.
Then there would be a probation period or requirements that need to be met? We could implement a grading system on VAs that are assessed by IFVARB, meaning only Grade 1 VAs qualify for the privilege, gradings being member number dependent and quality of the VAs infrastructure.
The superiority is a bad thing though. As bigger airline va’s are being created, most people (not from the VA) will just use those not even knowing about the actual VA. So I am asking how would EVERYONE in the specific VA have the access of the “custom” callsign. As well as the VA CEO… How would that work for the CEO’s grading system. Also about fairness… Not everyone would agree with the specific movement if this took place because current VA’s now that wouldn’t qualify (actual airline VA’s) would oppose. What would you add? What would the standards be? I am not quite sure if this explains my questions
I am glad you have an answer to each of our questions. I would take some of these questions and add this to your “feature”! All these questions and having great answers can really spark someones attention.
Im asking for the ability for VAs to use full callsigns instead of general aviation. So instead of something like DLVA, we could instead hear “Delta Virtual” or if American VA use “AVA”, you could submit a request to hear “American Virtual Flight 67” etc.
It would only be available to members of that VA by a permission granted from the VA owner or IFVARB.