When flying for the virtual airline Air Similan, you apply the rules below concerning the prerequisites as well as the duties of a pilot within it.

Prerequisites to become a pilot at Air Similan

1 - The minimum age to join the virtual airline Air Similan is 15 years old.
2 - As the airline is French and based in France, you must be fluent in French.
3 - You must have an IVAO (International Virtual Aviation Organization) account and/or a VATSIM (Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network) account.
4 - You must have a suitable Airbus A320 add-on (such as Aerosoft, Flight Sim Labs or Flight Factor for example), Boeing 737-800 (such as PMDG or Zibo) or any other aircraft that Air Similan owns and that you will fly. You must also master it to be able to fly with our colors. A lack of sufficient mastery of the aircraft may lead to compulsory training to be carried out on this aircraft or else to cancel the qualification on this aircraft.
5.1 - Passing an entrance exam is mandatory to join the airline. This is a theoretical exam bringing together various bases on simulation, controlled flight, knowledge of the virtual airline...
5.2 - The exam is passed when you manage to obtain a total mark greater than or equal to 75/100.
5.3 - If you pass the exam, you will have access to your pilot area on Air Similan. From then on, you will benefit from the "Student" status; you will thus have two weeks to carry out the first rotation under Air Similan with the aircraft chosen during your registration. If all goes well, you will then be assigned the status of Airline Pilot: you will officially become a pilot for the airline. If the first flight is not carried out during the first two weeks following admission and the future pilot has not justified his absence from the virtual airline, he will be dismissed from Air Similan.
5.4 - If successful, you will be asked to integrate the airline's Discord server as well as to import a profile picture which will be used to represent you on your pilot profile.
5.5 - In case of failure of the entrance exam, you will have the possibility of being supported by the National School of Virtual Aviation (ENAV in French) which will take care of teaching you everything before your admission to Air Similan.
5.6 - Once the status of "Airline pilot" has been acquired, you will obtain ranks as you complete your flights. After certain ranks, you will be able to request other type ratings in order to fly on other aircraft.
6 - A second way of entry into Air Similan is possible for beginners in simulation. These can go through the National School of Virtual Aviation (ENAV in French), offering beginners an entrance exam model accessible to all. This virtual school will support a more or less long training adapted to the level of the applicant in order to make him perfectly autonomous on IVAO, on his aircraft, and able to join Air Similan. Applicants are offered a theoretical exam in the form of an MCQ as well as a practical exam with an instructor, all carried out within the ENAV. If the training at the National Virtual Aviation School is successful, the pilot will receive a signed ENAV certificate and will have access to his pilot area on Air Similan: he will officially become a pilot for the airline. Passing through the ENAV exempts the candidate from the entrance exam on the Air Similan website.

Your duties as a pilot at Air Similan

7 - We are establishing within our airline a quota of at least two full rotations carried out every two months, and per pilot.
8.1 - If the only downloadable livery of our aircraft is the first aircraft in the fleet, registered "Alpha" (with exceptions with special liveries or fleet packs), our pilots must fly with all the aircraft in our fleet.
8.2 - The pilot must therefore check the status of the aircraft before each flight and choose a valid and available aircraft at his location.
9 - Except during events, tours, or special flights, the pilot must make full rotations, which means that he can't just do a one-way flight. He must always make the return flight. He has a period of two weeks (after his first flight) to make his return. Beyond this deadline, without justification of its inability to make the flight to the airline, the aircraft will be automatically teleported to its base (like the pilot) and the first flight will be deleted from the database and will therefore be not counted. In the event of recurrence, the pilot will be dismissed from the virtual airline Air Similan.
10 - The pilot must imperatively start from where he was previously. For example, after having carried out a CDG - MRS, it will have to leave MRS towards CDG.
11 - The routes operated by Air Similan are diverse and can be viewed on our network page. Pilots have a duty to fly on these routes with the corresponding flight numbers, as well as the callsigns assigned when booking flights.
12 - Each flight operated with Air Similan must be closed via a flight report (see Information for pilots). Any incident, even smaller ones, should be mentioned in this same report. No shame in the event of a very hard landing, for example! It’s just a matter of having tracks and keeping track of the condition of our fleet.
13 - The safety of our passengers and crew is our first priority. Promote safety over punctuality. “A delay is better than a disaster” (Chesley Sullenberger).
14 - The pilot can submit ideas for routes or improvements to the administration.
15 - The pilot must regularly consult the Air Similan newsroom to take note of all the new information concerning the operation of the airline, the addition of aircraft to the fleet, or the opening of new routes.
16 - In the event of a prolonged absence preventing flights from being carried out, the pilot must, if possible, notify the administration.
17 - The pilot must be present at meetings organized by the administration (to the extent possible).
18 - Insults, incitement to hatred, racism, homophobia, discrimination, or any other words that may offend the sensitivity of others are strictly prohibited and heavily punished.
You can find our entire privacy policy in our legal notice.

These regulations may be subject to change at any time by Air Similan without notice. The changes will come into force when they are posted online. The modifications are accepted without reservation by any person present in the airline or wishing to integrate it as of their posting on line.