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February 10th

2021

Major update iBase2Go 2.0

Written by Germany Thorsten Sass Staff

Hey Pilots,

I hope everyone does well during the covid pandemic and all enjoy life as possible! As you guys probably knew I released iBase2Go v1.8 on December 18th, 2020. This update came with a lot of new features, datatables, airlines and of course some bug fixes. Since about four month I work on version 2.0 this means, I completely rewritten each individual file. Over 479 files and no one knows how many lines of source code were it be at the end.

Since Virtual Cargo International opened his doors three years ago this major update to version 2.0 is a huge step for me and of course for all pilots who fly with us. Both sides, the front-end and back-end system got major changes which improves stability, performance and of course usability. I was paying attention we can using our page with any mobile devices like a tablet or mobile phone, so check the latest statistics or booking the next flight ends not in a kind of frustration. But everything is optimised for full hd resolution.

I am also happy to say, iBase2Go 2.0 is built completely without any google plugins, functions or API. This might not be affect you in any way but being independently from a large company and using open source is a happy point.

Finally to the important part for you as a pilot and fellow member of Virtual Cargo International. I plan to upgrade the system this coming weekend. iBase2Go and the homepage will go offline and will not be available for approximately 12 hours. In the same process I will clean the database and sort things out which means pilots who are inactive more than a year gets deleted including all their stored data, without the possibility to get restored, except register as a new pilot.

That should be it for now. I do have already plans after the release of 2.0 but those information about further changes in the next newsletter. Thank you very much to everyone who supports our virtual company.

Best Regards
Thorsten Sass
CEO - Virtual Cargo International
For any questions, join our Discord: https://discord.gg/33WMEvr

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December 22nd

2020

Christmas - iBase2Go v1.8 released

Written by Germany Thorsten Sass Staff

Hey Pilots,

first things first, I want to thank you very much for all your feedback and activities in the last year! It is nice to see you all being active and supportive. During this festive season of giving and hard time during the corona pandemic, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. Wishing you much happiness not just today, but throughout the New Year.

May you ask, what I've planned for the next year? A lot, there is a special feature what I am was working on the last few weeks what I think you would really enjoy and was asked for. So it is time to release our new Charter Division as a little present for all our hard working VCI Pilots! Go and get your first charter flight from one of our agencies.

I also released version 1.8 of our iBase2Go Center withe some cool new features, included our new Charter Division. I want to give you some information about what I actually did. Especially for you as one of our pilot who has the passion & commitment to be a part of Virtual Cargo International.

ATRAN Cargo: We have managed to sign a new contract with a new airline, ATRAN Cargo welcome to our company! All B734 aircrafts are available with a ATRAN Cargo livery. Have fun to fly one out of 45 new unique schedules, more are coming.

Kalitta Air: We also got a second contract with a new airline, Kalitta Air welcome to our company! Both airlines was wished by our pilots, so it's worth being active. Kalitta Air provide us 252 new unique schedules with the B747, B767 and B777.

Liveries & Co: Besides the big Charter Division project I also released a Livery Center where you guys can find all, or the most, available liveries for all our provided airlines and aircrafts for all the different simulators we have. Currently with 79 entries. If we missed a livery in our database, there is a very easy form where you can add a link to a missing livery. So no waste time to search hours for the right colors.

Charter Division: You want to fly from an airport you loving? To a destination you want to? With an aircraft you like? Virtual Cargo International proudly presents our new Charter Division which opens new opportunities for your next flight. Create a new interal and personal charter flight by yourself out of all our airlines and airports we provide. This was also a huge wanted feature.

And of course, I fixed some minor bugs and optical issues, updated our AIRAC to 2013, fixed an issue about unreal flight numbers and added some features to all our datatables. And last for our friends who love statistics. This year you guys flew over 12500 flights, we got 584 new pilots were sitting about 4000 hours per month in a cockpit, incredible.

Maybe you notice the further development at Virtual Cargo International the last 2 years since release. So may you want ask, what I have planned for the next year? The answer is called, iBase2Go v2.0! I rewrite every single code line at our frontend system to get a better performance, a modern fresh looking style and a better support for mobile devices. And you can be excited about, I plan to release version 2.0 in the first half of 2021.

Thank you all for being a part and reading the newsletter, especially my staff members. I wish you all the best, merry christmas and a happy new year!

Best Regards
Thorsten Sass
CEO - Virtual Cargo International
Discord: https://discord.gg/33WMEvr

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August 17th

2020

We are back :-)

Written by Germany Thorsten Sass Staff

Hey Pilots,

the transfer is completed! I got no issues so far and everything runs very smooth. But I want to say there might be some small issues you can run into, this is because we got a new database version, new php version, new server environment, new server-os, complete new hardware etc. I checked every single page but I couldn't check every single service. So if you find something just let me know. Four eyes see more than two :)

One change about the forum, there is no forum anymore. I know some people love such included forums and some might not friends about discord but I decided to close the forum and focus on our discord server a bit more. And to be honest, it is much easier and more effective to give you guys support at one point as on multiple systems.

I also have a lot of ideas which are coming soon and optimize VCI. I am very happy and proud about Virtual Cargo International and hope you all staying with us :)

Best Regards
Thorsten Sass
CEO - Virtual Cargo International
Discord: https://discord.gg/33WMEvr

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August 10th

2020

A new server will arrive soon

Written by Germany Thorsten Sass Staff

Hey Pilots,

it is time! The new server runs fine all my projects who are already transferred on the new machine running fast and smooth. So last but not least VCI going for a short shutdown on this weekend. I try to hold the downtime as short as possible but I have no influence when everyone gets the new DNS and IP of our domain because nameserver and our DNS system are decentralized structures.

So take a break on this weekend from flying our heavy aircrafts and get a rest :slight_smile: I am very excited and happy to run everything on a more powerful machine!

Best Regards
Thorsten Sass
CEO - Virtual Cargo International
Discord: https://discord.gg/33WMEvr

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June 21st

2020

New Server and a small mistake

Written by Germany Thorsten Sass Staff

Hey Pilots,

good and bad news in one package. I am working on a complete fresh and new server environment which works great so far in my tests what I did the last few days. In fact through a database migration I accidentally damaged a few tables. Short I had to import a backup from 21.06.2020 - 04:00z. I am very sorry if you lost a flight! I hope you are still with VCI and do not want to jump in my face ;)

And please join our Discord if you want, I am online there nearly every two days and can answer you directly.
 

Best Regards
Thorsten Sass
CEO - Virtual Cargo International
Discord: https://discord.gg/33WMEvr

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July 25th

2019

Legacy Division - iBase2Go v1.7 released

Written by Germany Thorsten Sass Staff

Dear Pilots and Cargo fans,

first I want to thank you very much for all your feedback and activities in our forums or on our discord server! It is nice to see you all being active.

A lot work is done since iBase2Go v1.6 was released and I want to give you some information about what we actual did. Specially for you as one of our pilot who has the passion & commitment to be a part of Virtual Cargo International.

LATAM Cargo: We have managed to sign a new contract with a new airline, LATAM Cargo welcome to our company! Please aware that LATAM Cargo is an association of LATAM Cargo Columbia, LATAM Cargo Chile, LATAM Cargo Mexico and LATAM Cargo Peru all flown under LATAM Cargo ( ICAO: LCO ). All B763 aircrafts are available with a LATAM Cargo livery, the B77F is flown under TAM Cargo. Have fun to fly one out of 232 new unique schedules.

Legacy Division: The history of aviation now flyable in our Legacy Flight Division. Now you have the opportunity to fly one of the historic cargo planes like the BAE146, DC-8, DC-10 or the beautiful B727 Freighter.

New Tours: Furthermore we added more exciting tours. The Indian Ocean Tour - Fly near to Asia on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by Australia. The Canada Tour - sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. The Dangerous Airport Tour - Start simple in Buenos Aires, try your best until Baku and join your grand final flight to Paro.

Training Courses: Our Flight Academy grows! we recently added new courses for you to learn more about aviation. Two new type ratings for the B737 and the A330 are now available. If you want to learn more about NBD/VOR/RNAV, airways or routes feel free to book one of our new permanent course.

Trainee Center: For us it is very important, that every new pilot don't get lost if they visit our iBase2Go Center for the first, second or third time. With our new Trainee Center I created basically a site map. Every member will find a complete overview about our services including direct links and description to each point. Don't forget to read our 10 golden trainee tips!

Calculations: Being a professional pilot means two words, Safety First. This should help you being careful while doing your fuel and duration computations, without using simbrief or another specialized service. All our calculations are based on our accepted and flown simulated flights with an Ø - load.

A330 freighter: Suitable to our new Type Rating Course, thanks to European Air Transport / DHL (ICAO: BCS) who bought four A330 Freighters in 2018 we have now 320 new schedules for our NEW aircraft in our fleet. I am very happy that we now have a decent Airbus A330 fleet. And of course both tours with BCS and our Executive Division are now flyable with an A330.

Additionally to all the points above we created for all our aircrafts we mainly provide new checklists, a helpful scratchpad and a document which will help you how to fly a perfect holding pattern, all documents are in high resolution.

And last some statistics for you to get an overview what is going. First half of 2019's activity at Virtul Cargo International we saw an average of 1017 flights, 45 new pilots and 4718 flight hours per month. Since the first release on January 1st, 2018 our pilots flew 11210 flights with a total flight time of 47653 hours, incredible.

Best Regards
Thorsten Sass
CEO - Virtual Cargo International
Discord: https://discord.gg/33WMEvr