Pilot Handbook


A Note From Our Chief Executive Officer

If you are looking for a pilot’s handbook or policy manual that reads similar to Transport Canada’s Aviation document Booklet,

I wouldn’t say you’re at the wrong virtual airline, but you defiantly won’t find that at Canada Air Virtual.

We have adopted just a handful of basic common sense rules and reasonable airmanship is expected on each flight, allowing for

the newest pilots to the most experienced.

Our pilots have the freedom to fly any aircraft, livery, and route or charter flight at any time!

We do not require our pilots to fly online, but we do encourage you to give it a try!



Minimum Activity Requirements

Inactivity creates a burden on staff resources and time that can be better spent improving our VA for active pilot's.

In order to maintain an organized and active roster, all pilot's are expected to abide by our Minimum Activity Requirements.

Canada Air Virtual will not issue inactivity warnings to pilots.

It is a Pilot's responsibility to ensure he/she is meeting the minimum activity requirements. 

If a pilot finds he/she can not meet our minimum activity requirements it is the pilot's responsibility to submit an LOA request.

LOA requests that are submitted after a pilot has been already placed on the inactive roster will not be accepted.


  Applicants must submit their first approved flight report within seven (7) days of registration acceptance using CAVacars to remain on our active roster.

Applicants that do not meet this requirement will simply be dismissed without notice.

 Pilot's must submit a minimum of one (1) flight report per Calendar month using CAVacars to remain on our active roster.

Rejected flight reports do not count towards the minimum flight requirement.

Pilot's that do not meet our Minimum Activity Requirements for any given Calendar month will be placed on our inactive roster on the 1st of the next Calendar month.

Pilot's that still remain on our inactive roster at the end of that Calendar month will simply be dismissed for inactivity without notice.




LOA - Leave Of Absence

Leave of absence requests will only be approved for pilots who have been employed for a minimum of ninety (90) days.

Pilots must have a mimimum of three (3) approved flight reports filed prior to requesting a leave of absence.

Pilots are allowed up to a maximum of ninety (90days of approved LOA per Calendar year.

Extended LOA exceptions maybe made for special circumstances on a per case basis.

Leave of absence requests may be submitted within a members Pilot Dashboard.

Pilot's returning from LOA will have seven (7) days to submit an approved flight report using CAVacars before being dismissed for inactivity.




Flight Reporting - PIREPS

Members must use CAVacars on each flight

Members must set CAVacars fuel display to Kilograms (kgs)

Mid Air Refueling is not permitted

Unlimited Fuel is not permitted

Slewing is not permitted

Fast Travel is not permitted

Maximum Sim Rate 1x, time acceleration is not permitted

Exceeding an aircraft's maximum airspeed or range is not permitted  

No excessive overspeeds (maintained for more than 3 minutes)

No excessive speed, in relation to the flight altitude (> 250 KIAS < 10,000 ft)

( Violating any of these rules will result in your Flight Report being rejected )



Manual Flight Reports

Manual Flight Reports are only to be submitted for the following reasons.

CAVacars error is encountered.

Flight Simulator error is encountered.

A reason must be provided in the comments section of the Manual Flight Report, failing to do so will result in your flight report being rejected.

Submitting a screenshot to the Canada Air Staff Team will greatly improve the chances of having a manual flight report approved.

Manual flight reports are held for review and approved at the Staff Team's discretion.



Maximum Landing Rate

Maximum Landing Rate -750 fpm 

CAVacars is capable of recording multiple landing rates.

 If a Pilot's landing rate is between -751 fpm and -999 fpm. 

Pilot's then have the option to take off again, do a go around, and re-land to improve their landing rate to -750 fpm or less.



Transfer Hours

 Canada Air accepts 100% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other VA transfer hours. ( transfer hours can not be combined)

We do not believe in asking seasoned pilots to "re-start" their career because they have chosen to join our community.

Verified transfer hours will be added to a pilots profile after his/her first flight report has been approved.



Online Flying Conduct

Pilots are reminded when using VATSIM or IVAO online Air Traffic Simulation Networks that every member is an ambassador of Canada Air Virtual when using our CAN call sign.

Pilots are to exercise good manners and are not to engage in arguments over the networks. Pilots are expected to announce all intentions when operating in the vicinity of any other traffic.

General chat between Canada Air pilots should be conducted on Canada Air's Discord, and not in the ATC clients, Unicom is NOT for chat.

If at any time Canada Air Virtual receives communication from any of the networks about the behaviour of one of our pilots, the matter will be investigated and the pilot may be removed from Canada Air Virtual following an investigation if deemed appropriate.



Code Of Conduct

Canada Air is run by volunteers who work very hard on running our VA. In order to provide an enjoyable VA experience to all members, we have established a Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct is not designed to confine or restrict our member's activities, but rather ensure that Canada Air remains a safe, friendly, fun and enjoyable environment for all. 

Be welcoming

Be friendly and patient

 Be respectful

Be careful in the words that you choose.

The Code of Conduct serves to set minimum standards of conduct by which all members of Canada Air are required to adhere to. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds. Everyone in the community deserves to be treated with respect, whether you agree with them or not. We understand that from time to time there will be differences in opinion. While we respect these differences and promote active discussion, the following are considered to be unacceptable behavior.

This includes, but is not limited to:

Public or private harassment, insults or threatening

Profanity, vulgarity or derogatory comments towards any member

Personal, religious or political attacks

Trolling or sharing private information of other community members

Should a member conduct themselves in a disruptive/inappropriate manner their membership will be terminated and a permanent ban will be placed into effect immediately.

 Always be respectful to fellow pilots and staff, remember in order to get respect, you must show respect.

That’s it!

Welcome to Canada Air


Please Note: This pilot’s handbook is subject to change as we continue to develop and grow Canada Air

Any and all changes will be fully documented on this page and communicated to our members.


Legal Information:

 Canada Air is a Virtual Airline; we are in no way affiliated with Any Real World Air Lines, Inc. or its affiliates. We exist only to enhance your Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D or XPlane experience. All material published on our website is only for flight simulation purposes and should not be used for real world operations. The Canada Air website, CAVacars, Discord, and any other feature of Canada Air are not for commercial use. No part of the Canada Air website may be copied or reproduced in any form.