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By Michael DeGroat 1010476
#523694 Announcing A New Southwest Airlines Simulation Experience

I am happy to announce the organization of vSouthwest.com, a fresh approach to a Southwest Airlines simulation for virtual pilots. Our focus is on fun while mimicking the operations of our real-world counterpart as closely as possible in a desktop simulation environment.

At launch, vSouthwest will feature a fleet of nearly seven hundred aircraft and more than 10,000 accurate flight schedules generated from current, real-world airline flight data. Accompanied with our booking systems and live flight tracking software, these routes separate vSouthwest from the competition when it comes to realistic operations simulation.

vSouthwest hopes to build an active community of virtual pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Online events on the VATSIM network, featured routes and destinations, and incentives to keep flying are all part of the initial plan for the virtual airline.

vSouthwest will take a minimalistic approach when it comes to staffing. The goal is to run the airline efficiently an effectively while keeping our community all about the virtual pilot. Initially, we will only have a team of five staff members working to manage the airline. Listed below are the openings that vSouthwest will look to fill prior to an official launch.

If you are interested in any of these positions, email Michael at ceo@vsouthwest.com or fill out the contact form.

Chief Operating Officer


    Manages all online pilot operations.
    Oversees Director of Events and Operations Managers
    Reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and vSouthwest pilots

Examples of duties include processing pilot applications, participating in the Pilot Forums, collaborating with the staff team to advance the airline, and working with the Operations Managers to enforce the Policies & Procedures.


Director of Events


    Responsible for scheduling and implementing online events and collaborations
    Reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and vSouthwest pilots

Examples of duties include planning and scheduling airline events (which will take place on the VATSIM network), participating in the Pilot Forums, and collaborating with the staff team to advance the airline.


Operations Manager - Eastern Hubs


    Supervises all pilot operations for the Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland, and Orlando hubs
    Reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and vSouthwest pilots

Examples of duties include processing pilot applications, participating in the Pilot Forums, collaborating with the staff team to advance the airline, and enforcing the Policies & Procedures throughout Eastern operations.


Operations Manager - Western Hubs


    Supervises all pilot operations for the Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, and Phoenix hubs
    Reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and vSouthwest pilots

Examples of duties include processing pilot applications, participating in the Pilot Forums, collaborating with the staff team to advance the airline, and enforcing the Policies & Procedures throughout Western operations.