Our goals and values
Our vision and goal is to continue to:
SAFETY AND SECURITY
First priority for Your Airways is safety. Our goal is to be accident and incident free airline. We encourage everyone to report all system bugs, hazards, incidents and occurrences that could affect the safety of our operations. Reporting is done via our Intranet system. Your Airways has a “Just Culture”. This means that we ensure, that no action will be taken against any pilot or other member, who reports a safety concern or other issue, unless such disclosure indicates, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the event was caused by gross negligence or is a deliberate or willful disregard violation of regulations or procedures.
Aviation is one of the most regulated fields in the world, there is a procedure and/or rule for almost everything. When it comes to the implementation of real rules, then virtual aviation is not that regulated. That is where we come in. Our staff has a real life experience with different regulations by EASA, ICAO and IATA. We have tried to implement those rules to our every day operation as much as practicable. This starts with our training- and pilot ranking system and ends with contingency fuel- and flight planning procedures. We use real world aircraft manuals, standard operating procedures and guidlines.
It is common that virtual airlines are advertised as “most realistic”, “most professional” and cliches similar to that. Over the years, our pilots and staff have been members of various different va-s and they have concluded, that we are definitely one of the most real world experience oriented va platform. We do not compare our landing rates or count meaningless virtual money. We offer an environment, that is similar to real airline briefing systems and EFB solutions. We are structured as a real airline and try to follow real world procedures, rules and regulations as much as practicable.
Values that make us different
Estonia is a small country, our virtual aviation community is even smaller. Most of our members have met in real life to have a chat, share knowledge or have a beer or two. Our members have also arranged fly-ins and group flights. Your Airways internal facebook group has grown to be the only VA group in Estonia, now named as Estonian Virtual Aviation Association. It is a place tho share news, ideas and knowledge about virtual aviation. It also offers a dedicated downloads section for Estonian related sceneries, liveries and much more.
VIRTUAL AVIATION EXPERIENCE
Virtual aviation, as a niche hobby has existed for a long time. Some of our members have been using flight simulators for over 10 years. They have seen sims, such as FS95 and even past that. This means that they have seen add-ons to evolve and solved countless issues with their simulators. Their experience is handy if a newcomer has a problem and the simulator does not behave. Our members combined have logged tens of thousands of virtual flight hours and visited almost every corner of the flight sim world. Some have experience with scenery development or livery design.
REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE
Some of our staff and pilots are working in the aviation industry in real life. We have flight dispatchers. Some of our members have a real air traffic control background or are working as an real world ATCs at Tallinn tower/radar unit. On top of that, we have several private pilots or theory instructors. We also have two CPL/ATPL pilots. And it gets even better, we have a real Airbus A320 first officer, operating for major European airline. This kind of real world know-how is extremely valuable and has helped us to develop our virtual airline to the level it is today.