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.

Right from your date of hire 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 members.

In order to maintain an organized and active roster, all members are expected to abide by the minimum activity requirements listed below.

  New Hire's must submit their first flight report within seven ( 7 ) days of hire using CAVacars.

New Hire's that fail to submit their first flight report within seven ( 7 ) days of hire using CAVacars will simply be dismissed without notice.

 All members must submit a minimum of one ( ) flight report per Calendar month using CAVacars.

Members who fail to submit a flight report for any given Calendar month will be marked as inactive at the end of that Calendar month then placed on our inactive roster. 

Members still remaining on the inactive roster on the 10th of the next Calendar month that have not contacted the Canada Air Staff Team will simply be dismissed for inactivity without notice.

If a member is dismissed for inactivity and re-applies, your past record of participation will be looked at ! 



LOA - Leave Of Absence

If needed pilots are allowed to request a LOA (leave of absence) at any time, up to a maximum of ninety days ( 90days. 

LOA exceptions maybe made for special circumstances. 



Flight Reporting - PIREPS

Members must use CAVacars on each flight.

Slewing is not allowed

Mid Air Refueling is not allowed

All flights must be flown with a Maximum Sim Rate of 1x

Flights with a Maximum Sim Rate greater than 1x will be rejected

No excessive overspeeds (maintained for more than 5 minutes)

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



Manual Flight Reports

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

CAVacars error is encountered.

Flight Simulator error is encountered.

Maximum landing rate has been exceeded.

A reason must be provided in the comments section of the Manual Flight Report.

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 - minus fifteen hundred ( -1500 fpm ) 

If your landing rate is higher than this, no problem, just follow the listed step below.

1. File your original CAVacars flight report that has exceeded the maximum landing rate of ( -1500 fpm )

2. Now file a manual flight report using the information from your originally filed flight report with the exceeded maximum landing rate.

3. Original Flight reports with landing rates that exceed ( -1500 fpm ) will be held for 24 hours then deleted.

( If you want credit for your exceeded maximum landing rate flight a manual flight report must be filed. )



Transfer Hours

 Canada Air accepts 100% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline transfer hours, here's why...

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

Transfer hours will be added to your profile after your first flight report has been approved.



Online Flying Conduct

Pilots are reminded that when using the 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 TeamSpeak 3, 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, they will be given a written warning. Should a member conduct themselves in a disruptive/inappropriate manner for the second time 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, Teamspeak3, 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.