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Offline Sami

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The Jet Age is now open!
« on: April 10, 2020, 10:00:09 AM »
The Jet Age game world is now open!

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This game starts in 1959 when the first jet aircraft have been just launched and the air travel is taking quantum leaps forward in technology. In The Jet Age game you can be a part of the glorious old days of the air travel and experience the variety of aircraft types and technological innovations in aviation. The game ends in 1991 just before the collapse of communism and other major changes in the world.

The basic settings are:
  • Time span: 1959 - 1991, at 30 minutes per game day.
  • Normal difficulty level / Medium length scenario.
  • All airports globally and all aircraft models included.
  • The overall play duration of this game is about 8 months.

Game play related settings specific for this scenario:
  • Some of the airport closed in real life in 1959, such as Moscow (SVO) and Dubai (DXB) are already open at the start of the game to ease the HQ airport selections and game start.

  • The used aircraft market is deliberately very dry from jet aircraft, and on the other hand at the new aircraft market some of the traditionally popular piston aircraft are already out of production. You will need to start with older piston aircraft and soon make the transition into new jets as you'll expand.

  • Alliances are available to be formed from the first day.

  • Fuel prices might not follow the real historical developments.

  • The aircraft production rates and amount of airport slots are higher compared to the standard "realworld" setting.

  • Cargo with City Based Demand system included (the passenger demand model still follows the older more static model). Please remember that cargo and passenger figures are rather low at the game start but will grow. Cargo is based on the real economy so it's very limited in the 60s-80s.

  • Achievements can be earned normally from this game.

  • The most popular aircraft groups at the used aircraft market upon game start are this time Douglas DC-6, Lockheed Constellation, Convair 240/340/440, Ilyushin Il-12/14 and Douglas DC-7.

If it has been a while since you started at early stages in a major AirwaySim games, here are a few reminders and tips:
  • The game clock is paused for the first day and will start moving after 24 hrs.

  • The used aircraft market will refresh several times during the first static 24 hour day (but you can only make two orders for aircraft during the first day).

  • There is a good supply of used aircraft available to begin with, but the used aircraft market will soon become limited and the popular aircraft types are sold/leased very quickly. Take care when picking the aircraft you plan to use and plan to order aircraft directly from the manufacturers.

  • New aircraft ordering will be available after the time starts to move (= from day 2 of the simulation), but it is of course always recommended to lease several used aircraft to begin with.

  • Be patient with the route sales figures since your Route Image grows slowly. Do not spend all your cash on planes at once, remember to leave a good reserve. It takes time to gain profits and there might be unexpected early problems..

  • Some popular airports will for sure become limited on airport slots soon. This is normal and you should use larger aircraft or other airports in that case. Please remember that slots are only available when the airport infrastructure expands.

  • The passenger demand will grow steadily during the course of the game, and is rather low at the very beginning.

  • Consider joining an alliance from early stages of the game, they are great resources for improving your game play (tips and help from fellow players).

Now go ahead and click on to the Game Area and join the new game. Have fun! :)


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