VA checklists/tips

Hi I’m going to show you VA owners/co-owners how to make appropriate checklists for your pilots

Pre-start
Brefing
NAV lights off
Becon lights on
Flight plan made
No smoking on

Start-up
Seatbelts on
pushback approved
flaps 2(airbus) | flaps 15(boeing)
spoilers checked
breaks off

Taxi
Taxi to rwy __ approved
Landing lights on
trim 20%
strobe on

Takeoff
Takeoff Approved
trim 26%

Climb/Cruising
Gear Up
Strobe lights off
NAV lights on
flaps up
trim up
landing lights off

Decent/Landing
Spoilers Armed
flaps 3

Landing
Gear down
flaps full
breaks on
nav off
landing lights on
strobe on
becon on
Locking up
breaks on
flaps 0
trim 0%
spoilers off
becon off
landing lights off
seatbelts off

Securing Aircraft
No smoking off
strobe lights off
end flight

##Tips

  1. Work on a website VIA weebly or wix
  2. Have a Pilot Priep system
  3. Have a communication system VIA Slack or Discord
  4. Consider an ACARS system
  5. Don’t have KLAX as your hub
  6. Have many routes
  7. Have a logo
  8. Have a relyable fleet (Consider using something other than the A380 or 737-7)
  9. Don’t PM everyone, they will come to you





Go check out the Virtual Airlines Database

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really helpful! but don’t you turn your strobe lights on when ready to take off?

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no they are for taxi

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ah ok, thanks for your help. i was mistaken.

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Flaps 20 for Boeings on takeoff is a bit much isn’t it? Between 5-15 would do depending on the length of the runway.

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No.

Strobe lights are used when on an active runway.

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well I saw in another checklist telling me that

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Read this if you’re confused.

Or check the FAA manual of aircraft operations and systems.

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Ok I will take it off and check my manule

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I fixed the links, now they work

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Flaps 20 is something you would use to slow down rather than take off. For takeoff you want your flaps at 10 and your trim at 10%. Also, Strobes are only used when taxing across runways or when entering runways so other aircraft know your there. And Landing Lights are only used on landing or takeoff.

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Strobes aren’t taxi lights, on the contrary you don’t usually taxi with them on, you fly with strobes on. @Sam1

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  • NAV lights are turned on once you have taxi clearance.

  • Landing lights are usually turned on once you’re ready for takeoff at the hold short line, strobes only when on a runway or airborne.

  • You don’t necessarily need trim.

  • You can’t put Trim ‘up’, you can only set it to 0%

  • Not all aircraft land with full flaps

  • You don’t set brakes for landing. You activate them once you get to the 60kts-limit when you mustn’t use reverse thrust anymore

  • Beacon lights should always be on unless you’re shutting your plane down to cold-and-dark state, which is not possible in Infinite Flight, so beacon lights, always on


  • PIREP, not Priep

  • I don’t think how having KLAX as your hub is something you shouldn’t do, you just shouldn’t operate in totally pointless region when managing a real world VA (e.g. Southern California with EasyJet or airberlin)

  • I don’t see how the A380 or 737-700 are not reliable planes. Explain further…

  • ‘Don’t PM everyone, they will come to you’ - Says the one who sent me a PM telling me that I should join the EasyJet VA.


Perhaps leave things like checklists and VA tips to those who have at least sort of an idea.

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I stopped doing that

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5 wasn’t necessary. Most airlines have klax as a hub

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yeah, VA owner my Vas hub is at EDSS whats yours other VA owner Mine is at KLAX like 87% of the other VA’s

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Pretty sure it’s 1+F on Airbus with that setting.

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