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Introduction

In order to maintain our virtual airline in a structured, fair, clear, and respectful manner, it is unfortunately necessary to have regulations. We ask all our users to take note of these regulations and follow their content. If everyone adheres to these rules, it will remain a pleasant and professional environment to pursue our hobby at a high level.
‘The registrant’ is referred to as ‘the pilot’ in the regulations.

Article 1 Acceptance Policy

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    To become a member, the pilot must be at least 16 years old. Are you younger? No problem, but always ask permission from your parents. We do not check this, as we do not ask for the date of birth of our members.
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    It is not mandatory to be a member of the online networks IVAO and/or VATSIM. However, we do verify the skill level of the pilot. That means that we require at least 30 hours of online flying experience. If this cannot be demonstrated, it may be necessary to take a practical exam through a ‘Linecheck’.
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    The pilot has a good basic knowledge of the English language. He/she can communicate clearly, understandably, and politely with fellow users of the flight simulator community.
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    The pilot has good knowledge of aviation jargon, as well as IFR radio communication procedures. He/she can communicate clearly via microphone or otherwise via text with other users in an online setting.
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    When the pilot is flying for one of the divisions, he/she has good knowledge of the aircraft he/she decides to fly. ‘Getting to know’ the aircraft cannot be logged. This must be done in advance. We can of course help with this.
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    The pilot has successfully passed the ‘First Officer Assessment’ exam and achieved a score of at least 80%. The exam may only be retaken once every 14 days after the first attempt.

Article 2 Retention of Membership

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    To remain active, the pilot must perform a flight at least once every 45 days.
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    After 45 days of inactivity, the account status changes to “On Leave”.
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    After 90 days of inactivity, the pilot will receive a written request to perform a flight within 10 days.
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    After 100 days of inactivity, the pilot’s account will be suspended. The pilot will no longer be able to log in.
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    After 1 calendar year of inactivity, the account will be permanently deleted. Flight data will not be saved.
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    Ned Air Virtual has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination and/or bullying. Depending on the severity of the offense, the membership can be terminated immediately. Until a decision is made, the account remains suspended.
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    Discrimination that can be proven can also be reported to the discrimination reporting point of the Dutch police. Data on our servers can be used to support the report.
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    Suspension or banning from platforms outside of our virtual airline do not necessarily have to be fully adopted. Based on reasoning, it can be decided not to go along with this.

Article 3 Operations

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    The pilot can switch between divisions at any time. He/she is not required to conform to a specific airline.
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    Realism and professionalism are important to us. The pilot must perform realistic flights with integrity.
    For example: A transatlantic flight is usually not flown with an Embraer or small Boeing 737. We do expect our pilots to make realistic choices when commencing a flight.
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    Ned Air Virtual has three main HUB airports for maintenance: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam/The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport. The pilot must fly to or from a maintenance HUB at least once every 6 flights, unless it is a route from the timetable (such as the Jakarta – Manila – Jakarta shuttle). We do have maintenance contracts in the U.S. aswell for domestic U.S. flights. See our operations page for more information.
    This allows the pilot to perform a ‘triangle flight’. Any tours or events are exempt from this rule.
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    Due to the emergence of apps such as ‘Simbrief’ and monthly changing AIRAC cycles, we ask our pilots to take care of correct routes and a flight plan/load sheet themselves.
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    Just like in real life, the pilot is personally responsible for executing a safe flight. He/she is responsible for checking the route, fuel, and payload.
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    In case of unrealistic ‘misuse’ of our systems, we may decide to suspend the account pending a conversation. We assume that we all strive for a real-life simulation of the divisions within our VA.

Article 4 Ned Air Virtual as a ‘brand’

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    It is not allowed for anyone to publish or distribute Ned Air Virtual’s data, logos, or other intellectual property without the CEO’s permission.
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    Systems may be shown in live-stream flights, but we request that you include a name credit in your video description.
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    This virtual organization is for the purpose of a flight simulator. Therefore, we do not own any airline-related intellectual property. We act with integrity when it comes to simulating a truthful situation.
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    For business inquiries, please contact ceo@nedair-virtual.com.

Article 5 Validity of this regulation

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    This regulation applies to anyone who uses our website or is a member of it.
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    This regulation can be changed based on new insights or developments in society or within the online community.
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    For questions about the regulation, you can contact ceo@nedair-virtual.com.
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