July 2018 Update Published on 7 Jul 2018 by Pascal Flohil

Hello Pilots,

The past few weeks have seen numerous changes to the website and scoring system. Two new scoring bonuses have been added, namely 'return to hub' and 'delivery flights'. The first gives a 100% score bonus (double score) when you return an aircraft to its hub after remaining dormant for at least 7 days using a regular scheduled flight. The bonus requires that the aircraft was flown to its initial destination; relocating the aircraft does not give the bonus. The latter is a new feature that we have implemented: all newly delivered aircraft are delivered to their place of manufacture: Boeing Field (KBFI) for the Boeing 737 and 737 Max families of aircraft, Paine Field (KPAE) for the 747-8, 777 and 787 families of aircraft, Hamburg Finkenwerder (EDHI) for the A320 and A320neo family of aircraft and finally Toulouse Blagnac (LFBO) for the A330, A350 and A380 families of aircraft. The newly delivered aircraft can be flown to their airline hub using the charter flight system for a 100% score bonus. The score bonus is only valid on the first flight from the delivery location.

To find the return to hub bonus, select a route on the flight booking page and look for the icon:

Book flight bonus preview

To get the delivery flight bonus, book a charter flight from a new delivery. You will then get the following text at the bottom of the flight briefing page, which indicates that your flight has been booked correctly:

Delivery flight preview

The bonuses will also be shown on the flight analysis page, where indicates the delivery flight bonus.

Further changes have been made so that the FSLabs A320 and Majestic Q400 add-ons are now correctly scored in our flight processor. The flight briefing page now has downloadable flight formats for FSX/P3D, X-Plane, PMDG, QualityWings. It will also allow you to prefile your flight on VATSIM. This list will keep expanding to support more popular add-ons on the market. Furthermore, the flight briefing page now shows a gate allocation when flying to or from one of our major hubs. This is only available on our new flight briefing page; for information on how to enable it please see our May update.

We now also allow hour transfers if you have a near complete set of all your flight data. We currently support RDV/AFV (which includes SimVA) and we are looking to expand this list in the future. If you would like to transfer your hours, please create a support ticket in the Hour Transfer category.

Finally, we have implemented a donation system which can be reached at skyteamvirtual.org/donate. We will only use your donations for our server costs and will never offer extra VA functionality to those who have donated, except for the badges you get now.

If you have any questions, please submit a ticket using our support system. If you have any suggestions, please post them on the forum.

Regards,

SkyTeam Virtual Staff