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Offline Sami

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The Age of Flight game is now open!
« on: September 24, 2021, 07:00:19 PM »

The Age of Flight game world is now open, welcome!

This is one of our three concurrent epic-length airline sim scenarios, starting in the 1950s and running all the way into year 2035. An ultimate challenge for virtual airline managers!

The setup for this scenario differs a bit from the other epic games since we start already in the year 1950. The aircraft selection is much more limited and you should use some cheap war-surplus DC-3s and similar to get going.

This game world follows the standard settings for long AirwaySim games:
  • Time span: 1950 - 2035, at 30 minutes per game day.

  • Normal difficulty level / Epic length scenario.

  • All airports globally and all aircraft models included.

  • The overall play duration of this game is about 1.5 years.

Game play related settings specific for this scenario:
  • The initial setup has been deliberately done with a low airport slot numbers and limited used aircraft supply. Be patient with the start-up phase.

  • A couple of airports (Johannesburg, Moscow SVO, Helsinki) have been "unrealistically" adjusted to have been opened already Jan-1950 to allow them to be selected as HQs.

  • Please remember that this game follows the standard and real-world setup for the economy and political rules. The expansion outside your own HQ country does not become available until the 1990s and onwards.

  • Majority of the used aircraft are DC-3s, C-46s, Li-2s, added with some early versions of DC-6s. Start with short-haul flights this time?

  • The initial cost of airport slots is higher than previously to slow down the initial rush to grow.

If it has been a while since you started at early stages in a major AirwaySim game, 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).

Welcome onboard the virtual airline world at AirwaySim and good luck!

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