with your pilot id or email, or register

pilot manual



To provide Pilots of Microsoft Flight Simulator a �virtual� employer, complete with a seniority structure, management, accurate timetables and a accurate hangar. Functioning along the same operational guidelines as the real airline, Ozark Airlines, while having fun simulating the operations of a great and not-forgotten airline.


The management team within the company consists of our CEO/ Founder as the President/CEO. Under him, a dedicated staff comprised of management members provide Ozark Virtual with essential support for the day to day operations.

With any company, communication is essential. Ours is no different. Utilizing MSN while online, most Management can be reached anytime while online. If not online, then Pilots can use our forums or email. Feel free to e-mail questions, complaints, or comments to any of the staff. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question!! You�ll find that our Pilots/Management are quite a valuable resource. We can all learn from each other, so don�t hesitate to email or post your question in the forums.

Before we can continue any further, you must be aware the website has most of the information a new Pilot needs to get started, ie..seniority, promotions, aircraft info etc.....
This handbook will act as a reference once the Pilot has become familiar with Ozark's (OVA) website. It will contain General Policies, Online etiquette, and links to other relevant web pages.

We do accept hours transferred from other Virtual Airlines as well as VATSIM or IVAO. Please let us know how many hours you have when you sign up. From time to time we will police these hours to verify them. Below is the breakdown of ranks:

Ranking Structure: Your rank is based on how much experience you have flying. We no longer restrict the airframes you are qualified to fly, as we feel this restricts your ability to enjoy your hobby as you see fit. With that said, we do ask that you refrain from flying on either the VATSIM or IVAO networks unless you are confident you can fly the aircraft competently.

Rank Hours Insignia   Rank Hours Insignia  
Second Officer < 50

  Senior Captain 201 > 350

First Officer 51>100

  Master Senior Captain 351 > 500

Captain 101 > 200

  Command Senior Captain 501 >


For many virtual Pilots, flying online is second to none. Using programs such as Squawkbox 4 or FSInn in tandem with FSX/FS2004/FS2002 and flying on the VATSIM network, you can fly with other virtual Pilots from around the world with live virtual ATC. Besides VATSIM, Ozark VA encourages flights using the IVAO network. IVAO has a top notch suite of software as well to connect with them. While we at OVA do not require usage of either network, we highly recommend it. If you have never flown this way before, we have many experienced pilots that are here to help you get online. If you have experience flying online, be advised that while online you are an �ambassador� of Ozark Virtual, and with this, we have some general �Do�s and Don�ts� to follow:

Move off runway before connecting --
Have the correct flightplan filed, complete with the right altitude.
Keep a pencil + paper handy to copy ATC clearance information.
Have latest files and NOTAM�s from the FIR sites for arrival/ departure info. Airport NOTAM's are included in your flight brief for the respective flight number.
Set Transponder to Standby until ready for taxi or told to Squawk C.
Be patient with ATC, servers sometimes experience heavy traffic, often causing slow responses

Argue with controllers, he/she has ALL traffic on the radar screen and can see things you can't, so follow ATC�s instructions�if you have a question, ask!
Slew or pause your aircraft unless you have permission.
File a flight plan with SID�s and STAR�s unless you have them printed off for reference
Forget to visit the FIR/ARTCC sites for departure and arrival procedures

There are quite a few others but these are the ones most often violated. The VATSIM and IVAO websites include many training aids to help you along with tutorials. Please check it for more information on online flying. Once logged in to either network, you must file a flight plan with ATC, even for a VFR flight (this is a departure from RW practices, but is necessary for ATC radars.) Be sure to check for recent NOTAM�s and procedures.
Without a proper flight plan, ATC will not allow you to continue with your flight.

Altitudes at and above 18,000, Pilots must hold an instrument rating on their licenses. All flights in North America flying between FL180 and FL450 fly along Jet routes, or J airways. Below 18000 Victor (V) airways are used. When completing your plan for ATC on SB either IFR or VFR must be checked off before clearance will be granted!

VOR�s- These are 360 degree VHF bands that generate directional info. The ICAO format is 3 letters i.e. CSX is CARDINAL VOR.

NDB�s- A low freq. non-directional beacon that have max. range of 75/200 miles during day/night respectively. 2 letters identify them

Points where known VOR radials intersect each other and are identified by 5 letters.

Please note that European navigation differs somewhat from North America i.e.; NDB�s consist of 3 letters and intersections can contain both letters and numbers. In North America, Flight Levels are only used for altitudes above 18000, in Europe however they use them above 6000.

Essentially, VFR is exactly as it sounds, relying on sight for navigation. Under these rules you are supposed to fly with 3 statute miles visibility within 10000 feet above the surface.
Most, if not all OVA flights are flown under IFR rules because of the jet ways used. But some of the older flights can be flown VFR.

Some ATC centers will ask you to also include a SID and/ or a STAR in your plan.

STAR- is a Standard Terminal Arrival Route. These are basically a series of navigation waypoints and altitudes that lead to the airport. Once you passed the final waypoint, ATC will direct you in from there.

SID- is short for Standard Instrument Departure. It follows the same method of navigation, but for leaving the airport control area. Many of these charts can be found on the ARTCC or FIR sites for the respective airports. Links to these sites have been included at the end of this manual. These can also be called DP�s (Departure Procedures)

These positions are placed in their hierarchal order: the senior position being Center. Periodically, Center will control all duty assignments if no other is available.
Again, OVA highly recommends the use of online flying. For more help on Online flying please use the Forum, or E-mail one of our staff.

Clearance Delivery (DEL)
-Verifies accuracy of the FP for correct routes and altitudes
-Receives read back from Pilot

-Controls all movements in tandem with TWR Tower
-Co-ordinates IFR departures and arrivals with DEP and ARR
-Issues takeoff and landing clearances
-Controls VFR aircraft operating within the Zone up to 3000 (tower may do this as well)

-Controls IFR aircraft once they leave the ground and spacing between them
-Works in conjunction with Arrivals for separation within the terminal

-Controls arrivals with controlled airspace
-Establishes them on appropriate IFR approach to the localizer

-Controls flights not under the control of another position

As an OVA Pilot, you have some important responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to;

Remain an active participant
Try and fly on a regular basis and you must file PIREPs when you do
    (Inactive Pilots will be removed from the roster. See the website for more information on this)
Take part in the development and operations of the Virtual Airline
Share your information or comments on our Forum
Share your talents with us!
Act in a professional and courteous manner while flying in the Squawkbox environment
Remember your actions speak volumes of your virtual airline
Follow OVA's policies and regulations
Lastly and most importantly... HAVE FUN!!! That�s what OVA is all about!


To provide an organized, well laid out website that adapts to the needs of its Pilots
To assist in the development of the Pilots through training and information sharing and encourage these individuals to use all programs recommended by OVA
Keep abreast of the latest trends in the V.A. world and assess their benefits to everyone here
Lastly... HAVE FUN as well!


Training related - We will help in anyway. But the below mentioned sites have gone above the normal training.

VATSIM related

IVAO related

Flight Simulator Files

There are a lot of valuable flight simulation resources out there. We just listed a few to get you started. Many more are available on our website. If you feel a certain site should be mentioned here drop me a line

We have tried to give you a complete but not to large to read pilot manual for your use. A lot of time and energy has been put into it for your enjoyment. So lastly please have fun and remember it is supposed to be fun if it is not then maybe it is not for you!

� Ozark Virtual Airlines - Not to be reproduced in any form in part or whole without written consent.