Traditionally Military Virtual Airlines (MVA's) have offered their members a representation of a particular Service (Army, Navy or Air Force) and of the Aircraft and Squadrons that are contained within the service. MVA's would then look to offer sorties and services that would be representative of their real world counterparts.
Some would fly on networks like VATSIM and IVAO, others preferred using their own server hardware to offer flight environments to their members. Either way normally MVA's are managed with a Military style hierarchy with set rules on what and where you can fly to ensure that the up most realism is kept during flight operations.
Largely these type of MVA's are hugely popular and work very well, however we have tried to take a different approach to this age old recipe...
Military Air Simulation (MAS) is a MVA that incorporates some of the traditional features but tries to offer more flexibility in other areas. We run on our own private server hardware which allows us to dictate our own terms for flying, unlike flying within Special Operations Environments on the likes of VATSIM. We do also have a basic military style hierarchy (MAS Admins at the Top, Squadron Commanders and Squadron Pilots). This allows some sort of organisation and easy way to ensure important decisions that effect MAS are made correctly. However this is where the similaritys end...
Rather than representing or being based/themed on a single service we offer the ability to fly for any service around the world. This means that we can offer members a huge range of options in terms of Squadrons to join and Aircraft to fly. If you have a favourite Aircraft, we probably have a Squadron flying it.... and if we don't...would you like to start one?
We try to keep things relaxed and have few rules restricting flying. You can essentially fly anywhere anytime. We do ask you stick to Squadron Aircraft, and also give OC's the remit to establish their own Squadron level rules if they see fit. This allows a range of options for Pilots with some Squadrons operating strictly by the book, other being more relaxed.
We offer two membership options to persons OVER 16, firstly the more traditional option of joining a currently established squadron and flying with them. Secondly we offer the option to be able to submit an application to start a new Squadron, something that's quite unique in the VA World.
The Squadron application option is quite useful in some scenarios when maybe you have a group of friends that fly together? Maybe for some reason the VA you fly with has folded and you want to continue flying with the friends you made there and need a new home? Maybe your favourite Squadron or Aircraft isn't represent?
Pilot Application Route
|Join as a Pilot Choose a Squadron Go Through Flight Training (Optional) Join and Fly with your Chosen Squadron|
Squadron Application Route
|Apply for a Squadron Does your Squadron Meet the Criteria? Staff Review If Accepted, Squadron Setup|
As of 2017 We offer our members dedicated FSX environments.
MAS invested heavily in some dedicated server hardware in order to offer its members a hosted multiplayer environment. What does this mean? Well, we are able to offer hosted FSX Sessions, meaning they are run in a proper server, and are available 24/7.
We currently have a two hosted FSX STEAM sessions with TacPack.
We also have our own dedicated Teamspeak 3 Server used for voice communications whilst in flight, but also to chew the fat with other members and have some fun.
Finally we have our forum/website systems including our flight tracking software all of which is designed to give members as many features for them to use as possible. These features are always under development so new features arrive all the time.
In 2017 MAS, with help from its members and Admin's will continue to develop and grow. We aim to continue to try and offer the cutting edge of flight simulation community to our members.
MAS has a very clear vision for its future and we want to be clear about the services we offer by clarifying exactly what we don't offer.
So if this concept appeals to you then head over to the Registration page and Sign up! or email us at MilitaryAirSimulation for more info.