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General Discussion / Vatusa Events Feed
« on: August 02, 2015, 06:31:38 AM »
It would appear the Vatusa Events Feed is out of wack again. See error below.

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      <channel><title>Upcoming Events from VATUSA</title><description>This RSS feed will publish the next 30 days of events.</description><link>http:/</link><item><title>08/08/2015: Boston Tea Party</title><description><b>Time: 23:00</b><br /><br /><b>Time: 16:00 - 23:00</b><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt=" photo Tea Party Banner_zpsrs0l8etv.png"/></a><br><br><br>The 16th Annual Boston Tea Party is coming! On Saturday, August 8th, Boston's finest controllers will gather on the campus of Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH for the 16th consecutive year as we present our own Boston Tea Party! ZBW airspace will be fully staffed for our premier event and we will have some fantastic prizes lined up as well. Visit the Tea Party page for details.</description></item><item><title>08/15/2015: Cross the Gulf</title><description><b>Time: 23:00 - 03:00</b><br /><br /><img src= /><br /><br /><br />ZHU (Houston ARTCC) and VATMEX (VATSIM Mexico) invites you to participate in Cross the Gulf on August 15th! <br><br>For that, you will have to select EITHER of the following routes: from Cancun (MMUN) to Houston/George Bush Intercontinental (KIAH) OR from Mexico City/Lic. Benito Juarez International (MMMX) to New Orleans/Louis Armstrong International (KMSY)<br></description></item></channel>

General Discussion / VATUSA Event Feed
« on: March 17, 2015, 05:49:37 PM »
Did the URL change for the VATUSA Events feed or is the link broken? All of the sudden our site is not picking up VATUSA events.

Fort Worth (vZFW) / ZFW Website Server Migration
« on: March 02, 2013, 07:06:15 AM »
Greetings all,

In order to better serve the VATUSA/VATSIM community, the ZFW ARTCC website will be down for a short time today while our webmaster migrates our site onto a different and more improved server. We apologize for this inconvenience. The migration should take place today Saturday March 2nd from 12:00 EST to 18:00 EST.


General Discussion / virtual Fort Worth ARTCC Sweeps Iron Mic Week 26
« on: June 26, 2012, 01:35:07 PM »
On behalf of virtual Fort Worth ARTCC, I would like to thank all ZFW controllers and staff for a job well done taking all three Iron Mic awards for Week 26. This was a monumental team effort well done indeed. I would also like to thanks all the pilots who flew into our airspace during the run at all hours of the day and night especially Thursday thru Sunday night when our CTR was 24/7.

Again, thanks to Cypres for keeping our fire lit. These guys were an awesome adversary to say the least.

The Classroom (Controller Tips) / Controlling the Arrivals
« on: February 20, 2012, 01:07:36 PM »

Is it me or does it appear that more and more controllers are not letting pilots fly the arrivals into airports? I realize the majority of newer pilots on Vatsim, haven't a clue on how to fly them or even what they are. But some of us do know how to fly them. I see it happening more often than ever myself by getting pulled off an arrival with little or zero traffic and no reason. Arrivals were created to expedite traffic flow into the terminal area safely alieviating the need for multiple vectors.
Why on earth would a controller want to complicate his/her life by taking a pilot off an arrival for no appearant reason when there is little or no traffic? I for one like to let pilot(s) fly the arrival as much as possible and limit my commands to what is really needed. If the majority of the pilots can't fly the arrivals, then take it up with those pilots. Don't penalize the ones that can. If you pull me off an arrival, at the very least I would expect a reason why.

Virtual Airlines / Freight Dogs Celebrates 3 Years!
« on: December 14, 2011, 01:36:08 PM »
Freight Dogs virtual Airlines is proud to announce its three year anniversary on the Vatsim network. What started at this time three years ago as just one pilot, a hub and a dream, is now enjoyed by many and we only just yet begun to grow!

As of today, Freight Dog pilots have logged almost 7,000 flights, over 10,000 flight hours, over a million flight miles and hauled over some six million pounds of cargo worldwide in just three years. Freight Dogs has grown to manage 8 worldwide hubs. Our most recent addition was our second European hub, Frankfurt - Hahn (EDFH).

Recently, Freight Dogs also created its own passenger alliance airline - virtual CityLink Airlines. CityLink has four operational hubs in the USA with more to be added on the horizon. Now our pilots can enjoy the benefits of both cargo and pax flights with the freedom to fly any aircraft, anytime, anywhere on the Vatsim network without restrictions that other VA's might have.

We look forward to another great year on the Vatsim network. Freight Dogs and CityLink are inviting and accepting new pilots to be part of our organization and to join us in the voyage of our fourth year on Vatsim.

For more information or to join visit:

Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo (a Vatsim/Vatusa Partner Airline)

virtual CityLink Airlines

See you in the skies,

Virtual Airlines / virtual CityLink Airlines Begins Pax Service
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:03:32 AM »
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virtual CityLink Airlines takes to the air Sept.10th. CityLink is a passenger airline with its main hub in Indianapolis and other hubs in Dallas / Ft. Worth, Tampa and San Francisco. Our pilots fly anywhere, anytime in any passenger aircraft of their choosing. Our pilots are their own bosses. Our pilots enjoy an automated logbook system and have the option of using VAFinancials as well.

CityLink is accepting pilot applications. For more info or to join visit:

CityLink is owned and operated by Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo. CityLink pilots have the option of joining Freight Dogs as well.

Virtual Airlines / Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo is Hiring Pilots!
« on: May 15, 2011, 12:42:56 PM »
Do like flying your own routes on your own schedule anywhere in the world in the cargo

aircraft of your own choosing? Then Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo is just for you. Entering

our 3rd year as a Vatsim VA our pilots have flown over 5500 Freight Dog flights.

Here are some benefits you can enjoy as a Freight Dog pilot:

Freedom to fly on the Vatsim network anytime, to and from anywhere worldwide in any cargo
Many FS9, FSX and a few X-Plane Freight Dog repaints available with more to come.
Automated pirep system. Your flight is logged automatically, no pireps to fill out.
No restriction to aircraft regardless of pilot rank or experience.
Promotions and awards based on flying time and performance.
Up to 250 of Vatsim Pilot Hrs can be transferred to a Freight Dog pilot rank.
Checkrides not required!
VA Financials available to Freight Dog pilots.
Low minimum flight requirement (1 hour flight per 60 days).
Membership in other VA's is allowed.

No experience necessary. Openings at all Freight Dog hubs. Be a part of an up an coming
virtual airline.  

Join Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo today!

Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo is a Vatsim and Vatusa Partner VA.

Check us out at

Virtual Airlines / Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo is Hiring Pilots!
« on: January 14, 2011, 04:05:22 PM »
Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo is looking for pilots who like the freedom to fly cargo
anywhere in the world, anytime, in any cargo aircraft they choose. There is no pilot
restriction by rank that limits what aircraft you fly. Freight Dog pilots are their own
bosses flying their own routes and schedules. There are no pesky pireps to fill out. Freight
Dog pilots simply fly on the vatsim network and the Freight Dog tracking system completes
their log book for them, automatically!

Freight Dogs has five convenient hubs:
Memphis International (KMEM) - Freight Dog World Headquarters
Newark International (KEWR)
Ontario International (KONT)
Ft. Lauderdale International (KFLL)
EL Dorado International (SBKO)

Entering our third year as a virtual airline on Vatsim, Freight Dogs is pleased to introduce
VA Financials as an alternative/addition to our normal operations. Freight Dog pilots are
free to fly using either method. VA Financials does have some restrictions but has some
pretty nifty flight reports and virtual pay! So if you like a more structured VA we have
that too!

So what are you waiting for? Your clearance to takeoff is just around the corner. Come and
see what 40 other Freight Dog pilots  are already enjoying, apply today and enjoy the
freedom to fly that other cargo VA's just can't touch.

For more information and to join, visit our website:

Freight Dogs virtual Air Cargo
(a Vatsim & Vatusa Partner)

Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo is celebrating its second anniversary on Vatsim this month.  Founded  December of 2008, Freight Dogs is Vatsim's only 'free-flight" virtual cargo airline. Freight Dog pilots are their own bosses flying whenever, anywhere in and around the world in any cargo aircraft they choose whether its a Freight Dog repaint or one of their own. Freight Dog pilots spend more time in the air and not filling out pesky pireps because of our unique "auto-file" logbook that logs the pilots hours from wheels up to touchdown.  Freightdogs offers 29 FS9 repaints, 7 FSX repaints and 1 X-Plane repaint. Freight Dogs calls Memphis International Airport (KMEM) is worldwide headquarters  with satellite hubs in Newark, NJ (KEWR) and Ontario, CA (KONT) with another to be announced soon.

You too can be a part of this growing virtual airline. No experience necessary. For more information or to join, visit:

Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo
a Vatusa/Vatsim Partner Airline

Virtual Airlines / Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo Turns One!
« on: January 01, 2010, 12:03:29 PM »
Vatsim's only free-flight virtual cargo airline recently celebrated its first anniversary as a virtual airline. Established in December 2008, Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo has grown by leaps and bounds. Freight Dogs has added two hubs (KEWR and KONT) to its world headquarter hub in KMEM. Our roster of 39 of some of the best pilots around and close to 30 repainted aircraft continues to grow today.

Freight Dogs pilots fly any cargo aircraft they wish (theirs or ours) from the C172 to the really big heavy Antonov, anywhere, anytime on their own schedule. Freight Dogs automated logbook system means no pireps to fill out. All flights are recorded and logged automatically. Freight Dog pilots are not restricted to aircraft by rank. New recruits can transfer up to 250 hrs of Vatsim pilot time toward a Freight Dog rank.

If you like the freedom to fly cargo anywhere anytime with little or no restrictions, then you belong with us. For more information or to join, visit:

Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo is a Vatsim and Vatusa virtual partner airline.

Virtual Airlines / Calling All Freighter Pilots
« on: August 02, 2009, 04:50:53 PM »
Like hauling Freight?
Then your virtual future belongs with Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo!
Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo is Vatsim's only performance based online free-flight virtual cargo airline
that lets you fly any type cargo aircraft anywhere, anytime worldwide under the Freight Dogs callsign.
At FDvAC, you are your own boss!
No set schedules - As a FDvAC pilot, you make your own schedule(s) and fly your own route(s) whenever you want.
No pireps to fill out - FDvAC's autofile logbook system automatically updates your FDvAC logbook for you.
FDvAC will credit up to 250 hours of Vatsim pilot time toward a FDvAC rank.
The more you fly, the closer you get to the next FDvAC rank promotion or flight award.
Even though FDvAC has headquarters in the United States at Memphis, TN Int'l Airport,  FDvAC will accept pilots from all over the globe.
Opportunities await for pilots who want to help FDvAC expand throughout the world.
Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo is a Vatsim & Vatusa Partner VA.

Summer recruiting drive in progress!

For more information or to join Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo, visit:

See you in the air,

Tim Farrell, FDC001
Freight Dogs Virtual Air Cargo
[email protected]

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