I like your thread, it’s very attractive. I may consider joining in the future!
Thank you Shane! We look forward to having you aboard our amazing Q400s if you do fancy us one day 😉
Such an awesome VA! Glad to be here
I’ve been a part of this VA since April 2018. It’s a small group but one of the funnest ways to explore regional flying in Canada and the US. On top of that a great litlle social group who are always fun to interact with!
🎉 We are in need of a staff member!
Hello community members. It’s been a very long time since we’ve had a team of at least 3 Admins within the VA, but as we expand, grow and our workload increases, the time has come to recruit a staff member that’s as passionate as we are about the Q400. However, becoming an Admin at VirtualPorter is no easy job, as it requires dedication, high levels of determination and activity. We pride ourselves on being one of the best regional VAs out there (if not the best) and our reputation can only go up from here. So, let’s announce the role that is now open - we’re looking for an official event coordinator! To apply, we need members to meet these requirements:
- A minimum of grade 3 on IF
- Thorough experience with organising events (fly-outs, etc)
- A very good community standing
- Experience with the Q400 (and if not, willingness to learn how to properly fly the airframe)
- Ability to stay very active within our community
- A very high level of professionalism
- Minimum age of 15
If you feel you meet what’s needed, please apply to join our VA. Once in, you will go through a 4 week induction course in which you will get to know how we operate, the members and so on. Here is where we will observe if you really have what it takes to become an Admin here! We are very picky with our members - so show us what you can offer.
I very much liked that blandness minimalism to be honest
🎉 More changes to our VA…
In the last week, we’ve rolled out some long awaited features within our organisation, one of which is the Q400 handbook! This Discord exclusive PDF file includes all the tools and data needed to fly our beloved aircraft as realistically as possible on Infinite Flight. Being 16 pages long, it comes with our VA SOPs, speed tables, flight profiles and an index for extra clarification. We’re still adding more information to it, so that with every new version of the document we’ll take a step forward with the realism. It’s safe to say that we are currently the best operators of this airframe on the simulator! If you’re a Q400 enthusiast…don’t hesitate to click that application button. We’ve also introduced a new special offer which allows our members to gain x3 their flight time on Friday (beginning every 0000Z). Additionally, thanks to our server boosters, we now have a cool GIF for our server icon! Moving back, we had a great inaugural Porter Xplorer event last Sunday where we flew from CYHZ to CYYT as the first leg of our journey around the world. With this event series, we want to take our little Dash-8s to regions of the world never seen before by our members. Don’t forget that we still have an Admin position available, so click here to learn more about it. That’s all for now…and we promise we’ll have more news to share soon.
🎉 Update 3.03 is in the works!
We promised that we would have news to share soon, so without further ado let’s get straight into it! Although it may have been a little quiet within out VA these past couple days, @MisterButler and some other members have been at work adding new features and improving our community platforms. In our upcoming VirtualPorter 3.03 update, we will be refreshing our organisation vision and details, as we feel that our ‘purpose’ is not emphasised enough. This means that we will update our VA goals and ambitions to better reflect what we truly are striving for. Along with that, we will also refresh our main/event threads with the following respective new info. For our events, we will reintroduce an official ‘Event PM’ thread, where the latest flight details (including procedures and Q400 SOPs) will be shared. Our new event threads will also feature a brief procedures section, roughly going over how we will fly. As for other works, we are currently in the process of building the ‘YTZ lounge’ page on our website where members can access quick how-to guides and FAQs, pilot music playlists, Q400 video tutorials along with Porter related and aviation entertainment. We have a small community, so it is very important for us to ensure that ALL of our members feel inclusive within the VA because it is they who make up a significant portion of the organisation. Every member means a lot to us, so it is our duty to continue to provide a unique, vibrant, and professional environment for everyone. Without them, we would not exist. Expect this VA update to roll out near the end of August! As always, each and every update brings our VA closer to perfection, as there are always areas we can improve upon. Happy flying everyone!
This is an amazing VA for porter! Love flying around Eastern Canada and around the coast of the US. All in the Dash 8!
Truly one of the best, definitely consists of great staff and great aspects of the IF.
Will be applying soon!
We’re excited to have you aboard! Can’t wait!
🎉 A few things to mention.
As our members may know, the last couple of weeks have been very challenging for us as activity levels have dropped to a new low and member interest has fallen significantly. We’re trying our best to maintain and continue our operations as usual, but ultimately community interaction will determine our fate. On a lighter note, our update 3.03 progress is still coming together really well, and right on schedule. We also have 2 sponsored events that are currently ongoing, hosted by none other than @Pajd02 himself! The first event (this weekend) is a CYTZ flyout, so click here to visit the event thread! The second event is a CYUL flyout from our focus city of Montreal (also known as the Paris of North America). Show your Porter love and grab yourself a gate by clicking right here! Because we are sponsors of these events, all attendees that are also in our VA will receive 1 PDgold point, which can be used for many unique purposes.
@MisterButler I still haven’t received a response to my application…
We did send you an application and you never joined using our Discord link, make sure to check your inbox :((
Oh, I thought that I would get sent a PM via the IFC! Could you please re-send the link?
Yeah it is a message on the IFC, I think you might’ve missed it. No problem though, a new one is being sent right now!
Thank you :)
🎉 Join our Discord server!
We’re part of the more unique virtual airlines on the community, and one reason for that is because we’ve chosen to use Discord as our communication platform instead of Slack. Why? Discord allows us to have more customisable and flexible control over our server and allows easier management of our members. Using roles, we can set what our members see and don’t see, and we can also display award roles on every member profile to show off their hard work and dedication to Porter. Discord is also very user friendly, featuring a neat interface (so channels won’t be clogged up with audit logs), the ability to have voice chats (which make group flying much easier and fun) and organised channel categories to ensure text channels are not all clumped together as one. With our current server boosts thanks to devoted pilots, we also have a cool GIF for the server icon. From this moment onwards, we’re thrilled to announce that we will be opening up our server to the Infinite Flight Community where people can join as guests and interact with our VA members, who are also aviation enthusiasts like all of us! If you’re feeling a little down or lonely, or simply just want to have a chat about the Q400 and aviation in general, don’t hesitate to click here to learn how to get in. Guest members will not be able to view our operations channels. And to conclude this quick update, below is a morning shot of our aircraft parked at Sudbury, featured as our latest Instagram post. Psst…don’t hesitate to give us a follow.