Red Airlines

Virtual Airline Group Australia

Celebrating our 10th Anninversary 1 April 2010 - 1 April 2020 and still flying wherever you fly

PILOT BRIEFING:

World Events

During this period of unprecedented turbulance to our everyday lives, please take care of yourself and those around you. 


Fleet

The RED Boeing 777 has now been sold as has the RED A332F.


A new link to a Lockheed C130 Herculese has been added to the RED aircraft hanger. This four-engine turbo prop is capable of carrying large amounts of packages. It is also quite fun to fly. RED has two of these aircraft.


Thanks and happy flying. 

Qantas Boeing 747 retirement: Farewell flights for jumbo jets to go on sale











What should have been a momentous occasion two weeks ago for Qantas - the retirement of its last remaining Boeing 747 jumbo jets - became a footnote in a broader announcement from CEO Alan Joyce, who flagged 6000 job losses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


But now the airline has announced that the iconic aircraft that served the Flying Kangaroo for nearly 50 years will still get a send-off, with three joy flights over Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra in mid-July. The outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria has seen Melbourne miss out on a similar event.


Read the full story here.

Helvetic Airways’ E2 Transatlantic Delivery Set A Record














Earlier this week, Embraer managed to break its record for the fastest transatlantic flight between South America and Europe. Its aircraft, which is now integrated into the Helvetic Airways fleet, completed the journey in just over nine hours on Thursday.


On July 2nd, as part of its delivery to Helvetic Airways, the E190-E2 left Natal International Airport in Brazil at 06:37 local time (10:37 UTC) and began its trip to Zurich, Switzerland. 

The journey was planned as a direct trip covering nearly 7,500km in total. That seemed like it would be a big ask for the 110-seater, but the aircraft and its crew rose to the challenge without issue and broke a record in doing so.


Read the full story here.

  Pilot Bonus Award 

The top three pilots by flight! According to the monthly flight report will have their flights multiplied by their miles flown. The pilot with the highest calculated number will be awarded the pilot bonus award for the next month. The bonus is 60% of VA income Per flight and Home page status for the month.

  Bonus Awarded To..

      Alistair McRobert

 Month : June

 flights :  24

 Miles   :  31,936

 Score   :   766,464

 
 

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