The Great Compass Relaunch!
Our re-launch is now a week old. We've had a great week, the work we have put in over the past few months getting this ready has realy paid off. Pilot response to the new SmartCARS system and to the IPS system that integrates it into the website and our operations has been excellent. We have noticed that some flights are occuring and being picked up by IPS, but do not have a pilot name attached. This occurs when the pilot is not using SmartCARS. If you haven't downloaded and installed it yet we urge you to do so. The basic client is free! There is a premium verion if you wish, but that is left to the discretion of the individual, it offers greater flight logging and the ability to restore flights if you have a simulator crash and continue to log them.
Today we added an Events page to the SmartCARS portal. We will use this for recurring events, such as our Compas Mature Pilot Flights. This week it's from Adelaide to Melbourne and full details are on the page. The Tours page will be used for things such as special charters and delivery flights. On that front we will be requirng several new aircraft shortly to commence services to our newest destination. When this port joins the network it will see B737, E195, and Q400 flights from a range of other destinations, and the deliveries of new aircraft will appear on the Tours page.
Our Forums are active once again, but we are finding more and more that Facebook is a far better medium for all Compass members to communicate with one another. You can catch up with our Facebook page here
Finally our new pilots will not yet have received a YMxxx pilot number. We are working on this, it is something that IPS doesn't quite handle intuitively. All the new members will receive their numbers by email shortly.
So get set to join us as once again we Stretch our Wings!
As part of the transition to the new SmartCARS system VAFS has been decomissioned.
All flight logging and PIREPS are now handled entirely by SmartCARS, and are put onto the website by IPS.