Hello all and thanks for the support for Compass Airlines Virtual. When you get a chance please login to SmartCARS and update your details. To update your birthdate you will need to email one of the staff. We currently have A LOT of 10 year olds flying with us 😀
Two pictures today, as old friends rejoin us.
First our new live flight board showing Steve Cullen making his first Compass flight in some time.
Second shows our map display of all current flights. Again we can see Steve on his way to Perth and another flight just onto the blocks at NZWN....
We are happy to hear from any former or new pilots. Come join us and stretch your wings!
Our relaunch is here! Earlier today our new SmartCARS integrated pirep and ACARS system went live. We are now looking forward to welcoming back many old pilots, as well as many more new ones. Our repaint of the QualityWings B787 will be released shortly.
To join with us your options vary:
1. If you are a current former pilot and you appear on the roster page simply use the "forgot password" link on the SmartCARS login page to reset your password, download and install Smar...tCARS (it's free), and start flying.
2. If you are a former or inactive pilot not on the roster, drop us a line and we'll re-activate you and put your name on the roster. Then download SmartCARS and get flying again.
3. If you are new and would like to join us just fill in the form and wait until we activate you. This process is now far more streamlined than our old manual process and should happen quickly. While you are waiting you'll also need to download and install SmartCARS.
So join us as we stretch our wings!
The Compass Team
Our relaunch is drawing closer! The management, assisted by a small team have been testing SmartCARS, and we are thriled with the results.
Our web team have been getting the website ready, pages for all the SmartCARS and IPS functionality are done, we are now doing a complete check of every page on the site to get everything up to date and correct before we let SmartCARS go live. If you follow the links to a SmartCARS page on the current homepage right now you will get a 40...4, placeholder pages will be up shortly.
The QualityWings 787 has been sent to the paint shop, as soon as our painters, Padraig and Finnbar O'Buggaraigh are finished the Dreamliner will join our fleet.
One very important thing is that the old VAFS system has been decommisioned. We needed to ensure there was a separation between the two systems and so VAFS has been switched off. SmartCARS has a manual PIREP option, so if you fly in this intervening period simply keep a record of your flight and when the new system goes live you will be able to enter it manually.
Getting very close now!
We're coming back!
After a very lean period Compass is planning a re-launch. We have rebuilt our PIREP system and are replacing VAFS with the much more full featured SmartCARS system, including an IPS integrated system which will record and log your flights as they happen. The system also allows you to book flights, as well as conducting charter services that aren't in our regular schedule.
Any pilot who has previously flown with us who would like to do so again should se...nd us an email so you can be added to the revamped roster. Once the system is commissioned we will be accepting new applications once more.
We hope to have the system fully commissioned within the next fortnight.
Welcome to a new beginning for one of the region's oldest virtual airlines.
CADS, our Automated Dispatch System has been turned off. It is replaced by CAPS, the Compass Automated Planning System. This system will deliver you useful operational and planning information for your flight after you hve dispatched it in VAFS.