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STATS
HUB PILOTS
KDFW 9
KJFK 8
KORD 8
KMIA 8
KLAX 8
KCLT 3
EGLL 2
DFWT 12
KPSP 18
FLIGHTS
Total Flights Flown 72,441
Total Hours Flown 250,719

American Airlines Virtual Pilot's Handbook

Version 1.8.0

SECTION 1.0 - How to read this Handbook

This handbook was created to provide the pilots and management staff of American Airlines Virtual (AAV) with the necessary information and guidance to participate in AAV operations. The sole purpose of AAV is to provide entertainment to the voluntary members of the airline. Any operation or documentation that is similar to any actual airline is purely coincidental and is in no way intended to violate any copyright or other protection laws. The contents of this manual are the responsibility of the management staff of AAV. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through our AAVirtual Contact Page . The review of this manual is REQUIRED for all new applicants to AAV. This manual should not be used for any purpose other than flight simulation.

SECTION 2.0 - Requirements

Before applying to become a pilot for AAV, it is very important that you understand the goal of our virtual airline. We want to maintain a fun and light atmosphere, and at the same time, we want to portray a professional airline environment. This includes promoting a level of technical aviation simulation skill through a system of checkrides that teach, practice, and verify basic aviation simulation skills. Requirements for application:

2.1 - You must be at least 16 years of age to complete the application process and join AAV.

2.2 - You must use your real name on the American Airlines Virtual application.

2.3 - Previous Virtual Airline hours - Logging and Training Period

AAV will note all hours from other virtual airlines providing they are verifiable. The term "verifiable", for our purposes, means hours listed on a previous VA's Roster page, where your name, pilot ID, and hours are visible and accessible to our Human Resources manager. VATSIM hours alone, will NOT be accepted. You MUST show proof of past affiliation with another virtual airline. These hours must be entered on your original application and will not be accepted after the original application is processed. If you have previous experience from multiple VAs and cannot fit all the data on the application, please contact our Human Resources manager through our AAVirtual Contact Page for consideration of these hours

All previous virtual airline hours will be listed on your pilot profile. Previous virtual airline hours, up to 25 hours, will be added to your AAV flight hours total, and will qualify you to plan your own routes for your first AAV flight request.

SECTION 3.0 - Notes For New Pilots

All new pilots start their AAV career at the Dallas Training Hub (DFWT), where they will receive an initial introduction into AAV's tools and procedures, including how to file a Flight Request (FREQ) and how to file a Flight Report (FREP). At the training hub, you have the opportunity to ask for training, mentoring, and any help you may need, including VATSIM tools and procedures if you want to fly online. Your prior VA hours will be recorded in your pilot profile. Pilots with no prior experience will start with a standard four (4) flight first FREQ assigned by the DFW Training Hub Manager. This standard FREQ will specify the flights and airports. Pilots with prior experience may choose their own first FREQ from the flights that service the Dallas-Fort Worth (KDFW) airport. All 2nd officers will stay at DFWT until they have completed 50 flight hours and passed the 1st officer checkride. Upon passing the 1st officer checkride, new 1st officers may select their preferred AAV hub and will be transferred. 2nd Officers with 0 prior VA hours have an opportunity to accelerate their journey to 1st officer.At any time they may choose to take the 2nd officer Check Ride. Upon passing the 2nd Officer Check Ride, 25 hours will be awarded to the Pilots hours, thus giving the pilot a faster track to 50 hours and the 1st officer checkride.

ONLINE flying is NOT mandatory NOR a requirement for flying with AAV but we encourage our pilots to learn to fly online with VATSIM. To that end, valuable information is contained on our VATSIM forum. Additionally, help is available from our Dallas training hub (DFWT) managers, our checkpilots, and our line pilots. Requests for VATSIM training may be sent to DFWT managers and checkpilots. Questions and requests for information may be posted in the VATSIM forum. We also encourage participation in our group fly-ins. For more information, see the Group Fly-In forum. Note that all flights flown on VATSIM will earn a 50% bonus in AAV flight hours. For example, a 4 hour flight on VATSIM will earn you 6 hours of flight time with AAV. The AAV flight report system handles this automatically when you file a flight report indicating an on-line or VATSIM flight.

SECTION 4.0 - Aircraft qualification

Aircraft qualifications are based on pilot rank. A pilot may fly any aircraft belonging to his rank's category, or a lower rank's category. The system is set up in such a way that a pilot will reach the number of hours required to fly the largest aircraft in the fleet in a relatively short period of time.

Once a pilot has logged the minimum required flight hours for a specific rank, the pilot is qualified for the checkride for that rank. Ranks and checkrides cannot be skipped. For example, a second officer with 150 flight hours cannot take the Captain checkride. He must first take and pass the First Officer checkride. The pilot's hub manager will notify the pilot and the Training Department when each new level is reached and the pilot will receive their new checkride instructions by email. If you have not received your checkride within 72 hours of logging the required flight hours, please email your hub manager to request the checkride.

4.1 - Aircraft type qualifications by rank and optional endorsements

AIRCRAFT QUALIFICATION BY RANK

Rank

Hours Required

Aircraft Types

Notes

SECOND OFFICER

0-49.9

ATR-42, Dash 8, ERJ-140/145/170/175/190, CRJ-200/700/900

Operated by American Airlines, regional affiliates, and code share partners departing and landing within the United States

FIRST OFFICER

50-149.9

  717, 737, A319/320/321

Operated by American Airlines, regional affiliates, and code share partners departing and landing within the United States

CAPTAIN

150-349.9

757, 767, A330

Operated by American Airlines, regional affiliates, and code share partners departing and landing within the United States

SENIOR CAPTAIN

350-999.9

747, 777, 787, A340, A350, A380

Operated by American Airlines, OneWorld, and code share partners worldwide.

COMMANDER

1000+

All + corporate charter jets

Operated by American Airlines, OneWorld, and code share partners worldwide.

 

Endorsement

Rank Required

Aircraft Types

Notes

RETRO

CAPTAIN

All aircraft previously flown by American Airlines, OneWorld, and code share partners.

Heavy jets such as the MD-11 and L1011 may only be flown by retro endorsed pilots ranked SENIOR CAPTAIN or above.

EURO I & II

SENIOR CAPTAIN

These certifications are not required to fly Airbus aircraft, but are offered for extra training and familiarization with these aircraft and with European flying techniques.

 

 

SECTION 5.0 - Flight Bids, Flight Requests, and Flight Reports

This section of the handbook will give pilots a complete understanding of how flights are requested and assigned, and how to report flights.

Start by submitting a Flight Request (FREQ) for your requested bid. The FREQ lists the flights you would like to take, up to a maximum of ten. Each FREQ must start and end at your assigned hub. Once the FREQ has been approved by your Hub Manager, it will be posted in your pilot profile under "Current Bid". You will then fly each flight in the FREQ in order and submit a Flight Report (FREP). A FREP should be submitted at the completion of each flight. Your Hub Manager will review each FREP submitted and, if approved, will mark it as "Completed". When all flights in your approved FREQ have been completed and approved, your Hub Manager will change the "Current Bid" section of your pilots profile to read "Awaiting Bid" and you may submit a new FREQ.

Pilots may fly as much as they like up to a maximum of one hundred and twenty (120) hours of flight time per month. You may not exceed the 120 hour limit. If you attempt to file a Flight Report (FREP) that would cause you to exceed 120 hours for the month, the report will not be accepted. The 120 hour limit applies to actual flying time and does not include the 50% bonus hours awarded for flying online on the VATSIM network.

New second officer pilots MUST fly at least ONE flight from their approved FREQ or participate in an approved AAV GFI (Group Fly-in) every 35 days to remain on active status. As pilots move up in the ranks, the currency limit is extended as follows:
- Second Officer - file a FREP at least once every 35 days
- First Officer - file a FREP at least once every 40 days
- Captain - file a FREP at least once every 45 days
- Senior Captain - file a FREP at least once every 60 days
- Commander - file a FREP at least once every 90 days

Pilots MUST continue to fly at least ONE flight from their approved FREQ or participate in an approved AAV GFI (Group Fly-in) every number of days according to the currency limit for their rank (as indicated above) to remain on active status, unless they have requested and been approved for a LOA (See Section 7, below). Pilots not on approved LOA and not filing at least ONE FREP every number of days according to the currency limit for their rank are subject to deletion from the AAV roster.

5.1 - Flights

A new FREQs may be submitted when your pilot profile shows your "Current Bid" as "Awaiting Bid". If your hub manager does not update your bid status when he approves the FREP for your final flight, please email your hub manager to request updating of your bid status. Electronic forms for submitting FREQs and FREPs are on the AAV website, allowing pilots to perform these tasks online. Additionally, you may download and use the FSACARS utility to automate your FREP submission. See the Technical Forum for FSACARS instructions. Search for FSACARS.

Pilots can find available flights in the AAV online timetable which may be accessed at our website by clicking on the Search Timetable link. Additionally, you may use the real world American Airlines timetable, as long as flight numbers and destinations are verifiable by your Hub Manager. Please email your hub manager when you submit a FREQ using real world flights.

AAV also provides One World / code share flights for our pilots subject to the following restrictions:

1. - Pilots ranked as Captain and below may fly any code share flight which uses equipment for which they are qualified and which departs and lands within the United States.

2. - Pilots ranked as Senior Captain and above may fly any code share flights without restriction as to aircraft type or departure and landing locations.

If you have any questions about these flights or a specific aircraft qualification requirement, please check the forums or ask your Hub Manager for details.

You may fly a total of four (4) CHARTER FLIGHTS per month. A Charter flight is defined as a flight NOT on any posted timetable. It must be flown in a commercial AAV aircraft that you are ranked to use and between destinations that have runway facilities which support the type of aircraft used. For example, you can't reasonably expect to land a 737 on a 2000 ft. grass runway. Charter Flights are requested in your FREQ using the same notations as a regular flight. When requesting a charter, substitute the word "CHARTER" or "CHART" in place of the flight number and then list the departure and arrival airports as you would for a regular flight. Your Hub Manager will review your request for a charter when your FREQ is reviewed. Pilots ranked Commander are permitted an unlimited number of Charter flights.

5.2 - Flight Requests (FREQs)

The Flight Request (FREQ) system is rather simple at AAV. It is not based on pilot seniority or number of logged hours. Pilots request whatever flights they are qualified to fly by their rank. These flights will then be approved as long as the equipment conforms with that permitted by the pilot's rank.

Pilots may select between 2 and 10 flights per request. The first flight of the FREQ MUST originate, and last flight MUST terminate, at the pilot's assigned Hub. Flights in between may be anywhere in the system, but must connect with each other (i.e. the next flight chosen must depart from the same airport where the previous flight landed). The routes selected and flown must only include aircraft for which the pilot is currently rank qualified. Pilots ranked Commander are permitted to start and end their bids at any AAV hub.

Note for JFK : Pilots may consider any of the three major New York Airports (JFK, EWR, and LGA) to be equivalent. For example, they may terminate one flight at KLGA and originate the next at KJFK.

Note for Second Officer pilots at the Dallas, Fort Worth training hub: Second Officer pilots may substitute equipment on any KDFW flight. In order to gain more access to a variety of regional jet flights, 2nd officer pilots may fly regional jet equipment for any domestic route in the timetable originating or terminating at KDFW. Please be careful when selecting a route to be flown as some of these routes exceed the normal range of the regional jet aircraft currently used by American Airlines. For more information, contact your Hub Manager.

5.3 - Flight Reports (FREPs)

Flight Reports (FREP) are the reports that each pilot must file upon completion of a flight, in order to receive credit for the hours flown. As mentioned earlier, these reports can be filed through the AAV web site using the online form provided or by using the FSACARS utility which automatically records the departure and arrival times .   All departure and arrival times must be reported in Zulu time as the form states. All flights should depart close to, but not before, the actual scheduled departure time shown in the time tables. This can be accomplished by changing the flight simulator time to match the approximate scheduled departure time. For example, if your flight is scheduled to depart at 08:00 ZULU, you should set your flight simulator time to 07:50 or earlier to give you time to prepare yourself and your aircraft for the flight. You would not push back from the gate prior to 08:00. You would use these flight simulator times regardless of the real world time. For the purpose of flight time reporting, the departure time is the time the aircraft begins pushback. The arrival time is the time the aircraft arrives at the gate and the brakes are set.   FREP's should not be saved and filed all at once, but rather upon completion of each flight.

Although the AAV logbook pages have records of pilot flight hours, pilots should keep their own records of accumulated flight time. This will become handy should an incorrect value be present on the Pilot Roster page on the AAV web site. If this occurs, the pilot should notify their Hub Manager immediately and the situation will be investigated.

NOTE : It is STRONGLY recommended that pilots maintain a logbook of their own, to help verify hours should a discrepancy or system problem occur.

SECTION 6.0 - Dispatch Center and Flight Planning

6.1 - American Airlines Virtual Designators and Call Signs

When flying for American Airlines Virtual (AAV), the 3-letter designator is AAL and the call sign is "American".

When flying online with VATSIM, if upon logging on to VATSIM you find that your flight number is in use and not available, choose an alternate flight number for your trip. In order to receive VATSIM credit for the flight, you must notify your Hub Manager of the changed flight number when filing your FREP. Use the "Remarks" section of the FREP form for this purpose.

6.2 - Cruising Altitude

In the real world, airline flights operate at various altitudes during the cruising portion of the flight. However, these altitudes are not just randomly chosen. There are certain altitudes that are assigned to a flight, depending upon the direction of travel, and to some extent, weather.

In the U.S. and Europe , AAV flights use standard IFR RVSM altitudes. Therefore, westbound flights should be at even thousands (10,000, 12,000, 14,000, etc.). Eastbound flights should be at odd thousands (11,000, 13,000, 15,000, etc.). This rule applies to all cruise altitudes, even those above FL290.

6.3 - Weather

To add to the realism of simulated flights, it is suggested that pilots use real world weather. This allow pilots to fly in Flight Simulator with actual weather situations occurring around the world, including winds aloft, and turbulence. The use of real world weather will also create the potential for delayed flights.

6.4 - Flight Rules

All scheduled AAV flights and checkrides are conducted under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) ONLY. See the tutorial pages (available from the web site Training Center ) for more information about IFR procedures.

6.5 - Accelerated Time (Simulation rate)

Accelerated Time (Simulation rate) is NOT ALLOWED for Second Officer pilots.

Accelerated Time (Simulation rate) IS ALLOWED for other ranks while flying OFFLINE as long as the following criteria are met:

1. Departure phase ends once you reach cruising altitude and approach begins once you start your descent from cruising altitude.

2. Departure and Approach MUST be flown at 1x

3. While flying at cruising altitude, maximum allowed acceleration rate is 4x

4. You must report the real time flown, not the simulated time logged. For instance, if you flew a flight which takes approximately 4 hours to complete when done in real time and it took you 1 hour to fly it in accelerated time, you MUST report 1 hour as the total logged hours for that particular flight and make a note in the COMMENTS section of the FREP stating this flight was done in accelerated time.

Accelerated Time (Simulation rate) IS ALLOWED while flying ONLINE on VATSIM as long as the following criteria are met:

1. Departure phase ends once you reach cruising altitude and approach begins once you start your descent from cruising altitude.

2. Departure and Approach MUST be flown at 1x

3. You MUST obtain CLEARANCE from ATC before going into accelerated time. Under no circumstances can a pilot go into accelerated time without clearance to do so.

4. While flying at cruising altitude, maximum allowed rate is determined by ATC

5. You must report the real time flown, not the simulated time logged. For instance, if you flew a flight which takes approximately 4 hours to complete when done in real time and it took you 1 hour to fly it in accelerated time, you MUST report 1 hour as the total logged hours for that particular flight and make a note in the COMMENTS section of the FREP stating this flight was done in accelerated time.

SECTION 7.0 - Leave Of Absence / Retirement / Resignation

7.1 - Leave of Absence

If it is necessary for you to be away for an extended period of time, you may take up to 4 months Leave of Absence. Please let your Hub Manager know how long you will be gone. After you receive confirmation from your Hub Manager, you will remain on the Pilot Roster. However, you may not post in the forums, submit a checkride for promotion, or participate in AAV contests or GFIs   until you return to active duty. Also, once on LOA with AAV, if you are found to be flying regular flights with another virtual airline, you will be removed from the roster. We don't believe it is too much to ask that if you are flying for another VA, that you fly periodically for AAV.

7.2 - Retirement

Every now and then, an AAV pilot may want to call it quits for good. In these situations, the pilot will need to notify the Hub Manager to request retirement. The Hub Manager will then change the pilot's status from Active to Retired. Pilots who retire or resign will be permanently removed from the roster. If such a pilot wishes to rejoin AAV, they will need to submit an application and, like new applicants, re-start their career at the second officer rank.

Pilots with a long and productive career at American Airlines Virtual may make a request to their hub managers to retire at our "Retirement Hub" in Palm Springs, California (KPSP). This provides our VA an opportunity to keep in touch with, and give back to pilots who have contributed significantly throughout their career. At the retirement hub, pilots retain their rank and flight hours, continue to participate in the forums, continue to participate in GFIs, and file FREQs and FREPs at their own pace without complying to the currency requirements of active duty pilots. To be eligible, a pilot must:
- have the rank of Captain or above
- be an AAVirtual member for 3 or more years
- be recommended and approved by the management staff

In fairness to the active duty pilots, there are also these restrictions at the retirement hub:
- No participation in management forums
- No participation in screenshot contests
- No checkrides or promotions
- No LOA, which really isn't required since there are no currency requirements
- No active duty status in other Virtual Airlines with similar currency requirements

Retired pilots may be re-instated to active duty at their request, at which point they will be transferred to an active duty hub.

7.3 - Resignation

Pilots wishing to resign from AAV should contact their Hub Managers. Pilots who resign from AAV will be unable to reapply to AAV for a period of 6 months.  

NOTE: Posting of inflammatory or negative resignation messages in the public forums is prohibited.   However, it's OK to post your intent to retire and say good bye to your fellow pilots. Pilots who post inflammatory or negative resignation messages in the public forums will be immediately terminated and their post will be deleted. A member who is terminated for posting inflammatory or negative resignation intentions in the public forums will not be eligible to reapply to AAV.

7.4 - Unexcused Absences

Pilots who fail to meet the minimum activity requirements and do not request, or are not granted, LOA status, will be notified by their hub manager of their impending termination and given seven days to fulfill the activity requirements or be approved for LOA status. After seven days with no further change in status, they will be assumed to have resigned their position and may be removed from the roster. Pilots who are removed from the roster due to unexcused inactivity will be unable to reapply to AAV for a period of 6 months.

Please Note: It is the pilot's responsibility to notify their hub manager of a change in email address and update their profile accordingly in order to receive hub manager messages.

SECTION 8.0 - Forums, Getting Help, and Contacting AAV Staff

Pilots MUST check the forums regularly as many important announcements are posted there. Many of your questions can be answered by merely reading the forums regularly. Posting privileges for the forums are available to all registered members who are not on LOA. The forums at AAV are grouped by subject. Please select the correct forum when posting. Most all posts related to aviation, flight simulation and hardware questions are acceptable. However, posts concerning political events or personal political views, religious subjects, or items of an illegal or sexually explicit nature are PROHIBITED . A member who posts a message or image in the forums which violates this rule, will be terminated and will not be eligible to reapply to AAV.

Please contact your Hub Manager should you have any general questions. If you cannot get a qualified answer from your Hub Manager, then I encourage you to follow the chain of command as outlined on the Staff Page on our website. Do understand that staff have lives outside of this virtual airline and may not get back to you the same day. While your enthusiasm is appreciated and encouraged, please allow 72 hours for a response before moving up the chain of command out of respect for our staff's "real lives".

SECTION 9.0 - Management Positions

Any Pilot is eligible for a management position, provided they have the experience and meet the requirements for the position for which they are applying. Contact your hub manager if you're interested in taking a roll in management. Although positions are not always available, it helps the management to know of your interest should an opening arise.

SECTION 10.0 - Enhancing your employment

AAV is always looking to advance its pilot's virtual careers. If you have a talent that would benefit your airline and your co-workers, you are encouraged to volunteer your time to make AAV a better environment. There is always room for improvement.

SECTION 11.0 - Odds and ends

This section deals with miscellaneous details, as well as a few general tips.

11.1 - Hub Transfers

If you would like to apply for a Hub Transfer, you may do so after 30 days in your current base. However, we cannot guarantee that your choice will be available. Contact your hub manager to request a transfer.

11.2 - Add-ons

Add-ons are a great way of increasing the realism of any Flight Simulator flight. These add-ons can vary from scenery enhancements to adventure compilers to aircraft and panels, and make the Flight Simulator hobby much more enjoyable. Many of these types of add-ons, which by the generosity of their authors are freeware, can be found at the AAV web site, as well as many other great places throughout the World Wide Web. Many of these places can be accessed through the Links page on the AAV web site.

Instrument panels for a wide range of aircraft types can be found and added to certain aircraft. These panels are made to resemble the actual cockpit panels found in the real aircraft. Many of these panels can be visually stunning. Certain panels that we recommend for the AAV fleet are available from our Downloads pages. Use of these panels is not required, but IS recommended.

Scenery enhancements can also add much more realism to the Flight Simulator world with detailed terminals, guidelines on taxiways and ramps, and even jet loading bridges, among other features. In addition, there are several scenery files customized for AAV that have static aircraft, ground equipment and jetways added. These files are available from the AAV site.

Aircraft make up the bulk of the available freeware add-ons, and can even be found as static scenery as well. Many of the aircraft being created today are masterpieces, with incredibly accurate visual and flight models. Static aircraft can be used to further heighten the realism of a particular airport. These aircraft can be placed around the Flight Simulator world, according to the pilot's desires, and relieve the airports of the default "ghost town" look.

The use of add-ons such as these is recommended for AAV pilots to make their Flight Simulator experiences much more realistic. For more details on these and other add-ons, simply leave a message in the AAV Forum and someone will certainly give you all the details you need.

SECTION 12.0 - On-Line flying procedures

Pilots who want to fly online with VATSIM must download and install the required software. All of this information can be found on the VATSIM Website. Pilots flying charters or participating in GFIs (Group Fly-Ins) should use their AAV pilot ID number as the flight number.   Please check the AAV VATSIM forum for informative and interesting tips.

12.1 - Group Fly-In Procedures

1. Fly an aircraft suitable for the GFI. Rank requirements do not apply to GFI events as long as you fly an aircraft suitable for, or specified by, the GFI event information.

2. During a Group Fly-In fly use the AAxxxx call sign, where xxxx is your AAV pilot number.

3. File a FREP with the appropriate ZULU start and stop time. (no FREQ needed)

4. Make sure the VATSIM block says "Yes".

5. Make sure the Group Fly-In" block says "Yes".

SECTION 13.0 - Suggestions

As the Flight Simulation hobby advances technologically, those of us here at AAV strive to bring you the absolute best Virtual Airline we can. If there is anything that you would like to suggest or recommend to make AAV even better, please contact one of our Staff members or drop by the Forum and make yourself heard.

SECTION 14.0 - Joining American Airlines Virtual!

To join AAV, please click the following link to go to the sign up form on the AAV site.

We will process your application ASAP and you should hear from us within 72 hours. By submitting an application, you agree to adhere to the AAV rules and regulations as noted above, as well as those on the application form itself.

Thank you for your interest in American Airlines Virtual.

Regards,

Michael Blakely
CEO
American Airlines Virtual

 

 

Revision History:

January 14, 2017 - Version 1.8.0 - Retired the MD-80. First officer checkrides are now flown in the 737. Major updates to the new pilot onboarding process. New pilots join as second officers. No checkride is required to join. The optional second officer checkride is offered as a method to earn 25 hours and expedite the journey to first officer.

October 3, 2013 - Version 1.7.3 - Reitred the ATR. Trainees now fly the same regional jets as the second officers, but fly them only at the DFWT training hub.

June 16, 2012 - Version 1.7.2 - Added graduated currency to section 5.0.

November 17, 2011 - Version 1.7.1 - Added unlimited charter flights for commanders to section 5.1.

May 21, 2011 - Version 1.7.0 - Introduction of the Dallas training hub, DFWT. Elimination of second officer or first officer checkrides for new applicants.

April 27, 2010 - Version 1.6.7 - Replaced AAVOnline with FSACARS in sections 5.1 and 5.3.

March 9, 2010 - Version 1.6.6 - Updated contact information for CEO, deleted COO. Updated section 6.1 to clarify VATSIM call-sign recommendations.

September 4, 2008 - Version 1.6.5 - Updated section 7.2 to add the retirement hub.

April 4, 2008 - Version 1.6.4 - Updated contact information from Rafael to Chris and Mike. Changed links for new site.

January 22, 2008 - Version 1.6.3 - Updated Section 8.0 - Forum posts containing illegal items are prohibited.

September 18, 2007 - Version 1.6.2 - Added Section 2.3 - Pilots are required to use their real name on the AAVirtual application.

December 16, 2006 - Version 1.6.1 - Revised Section 5.1 - Changed One World / Code share requirements to allow flights by all pilots.

October 15, 2006 - Version 1.6.0 released -   Section 2.2 - Amended to clarify the transfer of verifiable hours from other VAs , minor changes and clarifications, amended Section 7 to include a waiting period for reapplying after resignation or dismissal.  

February 7, 2005 - Version 1.5 released. Many typographical corrections, added endorsement section, updated rules for online flights, etc.
March 6, 2004 - Version 1.43 released - Section 6.2 amended - JFK pilots may fly from JFK, LGA, or EWR.
February 13, 2004 - Version 1.42 released - Section 8, 8.1 amended.
September 27, 2003 - Version 1.41 released - Section 7.1 amended.
August 10, 2003 - Version 1.4 released - Section 2.1 amended, Section 3 amended, Sections 4.1, 4.2 amended, Section 5.1 amended, Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 amended, Section 7.3 amended, Section 15 amended, Section 15.1 created,
November 12, 2002 - Version 1.3 released - Section 4.1 amended, Section 4.3 DELETED, Section 5.1 amended
October 11, 2002 - Version 1.2 released - Section 7.1 amended, Section 8.1 amended, Section 16 amended
September 22, 2002 - Version 1.1 released - Section 8.4 amended, Section 8.5 created
September 02, 2002 - Version 1.0 released - Original version

This handbook is current as of the date the handbook went into effect. The content of this handbook will occasionally be updated, and newer versions will be released on the American Airlines Virtual web site. When these updated versions are made available, it will be mentioned on the main page, and previous versions will be considered out of date.

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