USCG-IF Virtual Major Updates:
Over the past month, USCG-IF Virtual has been busy, completing critical rescue missions, such as the Nuclear Submarine Radiation mission on IFC, responding to an Earthquake in Washington State and responding to multiple calls for evacuation in the New England states as storm after storm aggressively hit. In addition, we have been implementing some new initiatives to increase our effectiveness, as well as add more enjoyment and diversity for our pilots.
Here are some of our big changes:
We have cancelled our MD11 contract and signed a new contract with Spectre Air Group for the new MD11F. This aircraft is playing a critical role in one of our new initiatives, the Transport Division.
We have restructured into two Divisions, each playing a critical role in our mission success:
Aircraft: C208B, Dash 8 Q400, ERJ170, Citation X and our Flagship C130J
Mission: To conduct Search and Rescue, Patrols, Drug Interdiction (Current Operations) and Planning Exercises and Events (Future Operations). This division has two wings, one on the East Coast (Florida), and one on the West Coast (California) as well as a fully-manned outpost at Kodiak, Alaska. Pilots in these wings can fly missions for both divisions for variety and mission accomplishment.
Aircraft: B739, A333, MD11F
Mission: To conduct movement of personnel and cargo around the world in support of critical National and International USCG-IF Virtual missions. These missions can range from delivering troops to an international exercise in Australia to delivering 20 pallets of toilet paper to our outpost at Kodiak Air Station, Alaska.
New Automated Transport Division Mission Request System
We have developed a new Mission Request and Assignment System (MRAS), enabling our base commanders to submit requests for personnel or equipment. The Global Transport Officer then analyzes the mission criteria, and puts mission out for pilots to volunteer to take, based on location and aircraft rating. Early feedback is extremely positive, giving pilots the option of flying a long-haul flight from Point A to Point B as opposed to patrols or shorter missions.
Main Global Bases
Our map has been updated with the bases that we currently conduct transport missions. New routes are always being added based on mission criteria, and there is always something available for anyone to fly.
VAM Automatic PIREP
The most exciting update we have is our biggest update to VAM to date. Through our partnership with Spectre Air Group (SAG), both groups have developed an automatic PIREP, utilizing ACARS and making PIREP filing much quicker and easier. This is a major breakthrough for us, as well as Infinite Flight!
New Promo video
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Media Officer (photo and video)
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Interested? Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Come fly with us! We are looking for active pilots to fly with us. You can join on our VAM site under the About tab…Join, as our Weebly informational site will be going away shortly. We have a lot of great updates planned for the near future.
If you are another VA that would like to do a joint event with us, reach out to us by email or DM us.
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