This is applicable to all pilots at California Airlines. Online flying refers to flights made on the VATSIM, PilotEdge, or other similar online network.
Once you have your CAX call sign, you may fly online for California Airlines and submit a PIREP for flight hours.
VATSIM (short for the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network) is a completely free online platform which allows virtual pilots, wherever they are in the world, to connect their flight simulators into one shared virtual world. VATSIM also simulates air traffic control in this virtual world, creating the ultimate as-real-as-it-gets experience for you, the virtual aviation enthusiast.
With over 79,000 active members in 2018, connecting your flight simulator to VATSIM allows you to join hundreds of other pilots in our virtual skies, flying all kinds of aircraft all over the world. As a VATSIM member, you can join our many communities across the world to enhance your flying skills and flight simulator experience in a shared virtual airspace. You can also become a virtual air traffic controller, adding that extra bit of realism for you and your fellow enthusiasts. The real beauty of VATSIM is that it caters people who are completely new to the hobby as well as to the seasoned flight simmer.
Multiplayer capability and online flight simulation networks have existed for years, and many simulation enthusiasts have already discovered the thrills of “online flying.” If you’re not a real-world pilot, yet have a passion for learning about and mastering real-world aviation skills, PilotEdge will breathe new life into your simulation hobby.