Fly Vegas Career Path
Step 1: New pilot orientation flights: New pilots need to fly the Cessna 172 from Boise KBOI to McCall Idaho KMYL and back and achieve both landings at a rate no greater than -400 fpm. These flights have no bearing on the pilot or airline reputation, they are merely practice flights to allow new pilots the time to adjust to using the FSAirlines Client.
Step 2: Once the new pilot graduates Orientation, they are now a First Officer flying for our regional airline within the airline, Wrangler Air Charters. First Officers are issued type ratings to fly all of our single engine aircraft (Cessna 172, 208 - Quest Kodiak) plus the Beechcraft family of twins (Baron, King Air C90, King Air 350i).
Step 3: After flying 10 hours and 10 flights as a First Officer, pilots are promoted to Regional Captain which unlocks provisional type ratings for our Bombardier Dash 8-400 and CRJ-700. Once they fly a "Qualification Trip" - out and back in the new type and successfully land both flights at a rate better than -400 fpm, they will be given the full type rating and can fly money making flights with the larger aircraft. Regional Captains now have access to the package cargo system allowing them to make more money per flight.
Step 4: After flying 35 hours and 35 flights as a Regional Captain, pilots are promoted to Captain which unlocks the provisional type ratings for the Boeing 737 family of airplanes as well as the Airbus A320Neo. Again the new Captain will be required to complete a "Qualification Trip" in each type and once the landing rates have proven satisfactory, the full rating for all 737's is given. The Airbus must have it's own "Qualification Trip" as well. Fly Vegas Operates the 737-300, 737-700C, 737-700ER, 737-800, 737-900ER as well as the Airbus A320Neo. Captains that have flown 50 flights and 50 hours as a Captain unlock the ability to fly to any destination of their choosing using Charter Flight mode.
Step 5: Once a Captain has flown 100 hours and 100 flights as a Captain, the pilot is promoted to Senior Captain and the provisional type ratings for the jumbo jets are unlocked. Once the new Senior Captain completes the "Qualification Trip" in the specific jumbo jet, they are awarded the full type rating. Landing rates of better than -400 fpm are required for all qualification flights.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it to the top of our Career Path and Senior Captains with 100 hours and 100 flights qualify to manage their own fleet of up to 3 aircraft of their choosing as a regional division within the Fly Vegas family. Our current Senior pilots fly the Boeing 757-200, 767-300, 747-400, 747-800, 787-900, MD83, MD88, Dash 8-100, DHC5 Buffalo, Pilatus PC12, Douglas DC-3, Dornier D228 and Cessna 206.