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Policy Manual

CRAF Virtual Cargo

Policy Manual



  1. You must be at least 18 years old. 
  2. You must register under your real name.
  3. You must provide your valid VATSIM ID number.  There is no minimum number of VATSIM flight hours required for membership.  Your VATSIM ID number is only used to verify your identity. 



  1. You must use your real name on Discord.  
  2. Transfer hours are not available.  



  1. Offline flights are permissible.  VATSIM flights are optional.
  2. We will use FSCloud for our group flights. 
  3. All pilots must fly once every 90 days to remain on Active status. 
  4. After 90 days of flight inactivity, pilots will be placed on Inactive status, and their CRAFvC password will be revoked.



  1. Flights may ONLY be refueled at US Air Bases, or a CRAFvC Hub.   
  2. CRAFvC pilots are always responsible for fuel management.  



  1. We will only fly aircraft that is, or has been flown by a CRAF carrier. 
  2. Caution!  Not all CRAFvC aircraft have the range for all CRAFvC flights. 
  3. It is your responsibility to make sure your aircraft can reach your destination.



  1. All scheduled flights will have the Boeing 747-200F assigned to them.   
  2. You are free to change aircraft in smartCARS.



  1. All PIREPs will be Approved.  If you are not satisfied with a PIREP, you don't have to file it.


  1. For foreseeable future, pilots will only be assigned to LAX. 


Promotions are based on:

  1. Promotion Hours
  2. Membership Months



We have developed a Bonus Flight Hour System that rewards pilot compliance with certain VA expectations, but does not require the rejection of PIREPs.  Our goal was to replace the punishment system, prevalent in so many traditional VAs, with a reward system.

Here are nine things we thought should be rewarded:

To receive the Bonus Flight Hours, CRAFvC Pilots must meet ALL of these expectations for the ENTIRE month:

  •  Take off from the airport where your last flight ended.
  •  Either fly Scheduled Flights, or Tours.  (No Charter Flights)
  •  File PIREPs with smartCARS only.  (No Manual PIREPs)
  •  Only fly at x1 time compression.
  •  Land safely on the runway.  (No crashes)
  •  Arrive with fuel onboard.
  •  Have a landing rate below -1,000 ft/min.
  •  Fly at least one flight every 7 days.  (Active AMCv pilots are exempt from this expectation)
  •  Fly at least 10 hours per month.

Pilots are not required to file any PIREP that does not meet these expectations. 


All pilots who meet ALL of these expectations for the ENTIRE month will be awarded a bonus of 10% of their regular flight hours for the month.  


So, a pilot who flies 100 hours each month would get an additional 10 Bonus Flight Hours for each month.  With the Bonus Flight Hours, this same pilot would fly 1,000 hours in about nine months, instead of his normal ten months. 


Pilots who do not meet ALL of these expectations will still receive their regular flight hours, they just don’t qualify for Bonus Flight Hours that month. 



  1. The President of CRAF Virtual Cargo reserves the right to suspend, or ban, any member of CRAF Virtual Cargo for any reason, without recourse.  



  1. This Policy Manual is subject to change without notice.
  2. Members are solely responsible for the content of their posted messages, and uploaded files. 
  3. Members may only upload material they have created and copyrighted, unless they provide CRAF Virtual Cargo with a copy of written permission to publish from the owner of the copyrighted material. 
  4. The information contained on should not be used for real world aviation.  
  5. The contents of may change without notice.
  6. CRAF Virtual Cargo simulates flying military cargo in civilian cargo aircraft to military bases, and select civilian airports, around the world.  
  7. CRAF Virtual Cargo is not affiliated in any way with any cargo airline, the United States Transportation Command, the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, the Air Mobility Command, or the FAA. 



  1., CRAF Virtual Cargo, and the contents of are the sole property of Monty Roberts.  
  2. All files and all intellectual property contributed by CRAF Virtual Cargo members to become the property of
  3. By registering, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, its owner, administrators and moderators, and its subsidiaries from any and all claims, liability, losses, actions, judgments, including all costs and expenses of defense and attorney’s fees.  
  4. By registering, you warrant that you are 18 years of age, or older, and that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the CRAF Virtual Cargo Policy Manual.