Squirrel Airlines is the official VA built by Steven Kiberton for flight sim enthusiasts that use games such as FSX, P3D and xPlane.
Why Squirrel Airlines VA?
Squirrel Airlines is part of Squirrel.tv.
This site is run by Steven Kiberton and he has been given permission to use all logos and information regarding Squirrel.tv.
We have to make it clear that Paul (A.K.A Squirrel) has nothing to do with Squirrel Airlines VA.
Please note that if you have any issues or problems regarding Squirrel Airlines you need to contact Steven Kiberton.
How can I join?
Simply click on "Register" and enter your information.
When you have registered and verified your email address you can login and take a look around.
Please Note: You will not be able to login until your account has been by email.
I have forgot my Password. What do i do?
If you forget your Password:
Simply go to the login page and click "Forgot Password"
You will need to enter your email address.
This will then send you a email with instructions on what to do next.
If you have any problems you can send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the difference between a verified user and a non verified user?
A verified user can login and begin submitting PIREPS...
If you are not verified you wont be able to login until you verify your email address.
You can do this by clicking the link that is sent to you when you signed up.
If you didnt receive the email you can send a email to email@example.com.
What if i dont verify my email address?
If 21 days pass your account will be suspended and then deleted at the end of the week.
What if I dont submit any PIREPS?
Verified Users without submitted PIREPS:
If your account is verified BUT you haven't posted a PIREP in 30 days, then your account will be deleted after 30 days.
Verified Users with submitted PIREPS:
If your account is verified, and you have submitted PIREPS then your account won't be deleted.
We will NEVER delete verified users accounts who have submitted PIREPS.
How long does it take to accept a PIREP?
It can take up to 12 hours to be accepted. It normally doesnt take this long but this is down to the staff to check each one.
Why was my PIREP Rejected?
There could've been a few reasons.
We only reject if there is an obvious reason.
You can see why your PIREP was rejected by clicking on that PIREP and reading the admin comments.
We only accept new staff members who we feel are up to the job.
When you are logged in you can find the application form in your profile page.
This does not mean that you will be chosen.
Can you delete my rejected PIREPS?
Please message Steven and include the PIREP number.
The PIREP number is normally in the address bar. It will look something like this (?id=XXXXX)
Can I submit PIREPS if they were done on multiplayer or vatSIM?
Yes you can.
You can play the game online or offline.
What are Nuts and how do I get them?
Nuts are our virtual curency for Squirrel Airlines.
You earn nuts on each flight / PIREP you submit that gets accepted.
Each time we accept your PIREP's these nuts are added to your account.
These can then be used to spend in our online shop. (Coming Soon)
Where can I get help with addons?
The best place to get help is from the addon creator.
I haven't received a email to verify my account.
OK there could be a delay on the mail server.
Please wait for at least one hour after you register before contacting us.
It is also good to check your spam or junk mail folder. Some messages do fall into there.
If you still haven't received any email from us then contact us
How are your passwords saved?
Our passwords are hashed by sha256.
This prevents your password from been read by anyone.
You hashed password is stored as a jumble of letters and numbers.
This means a password like "carrots" will be hashed to "ksdlskISAIfd9aSiiotl745Fasflfas8asfFsasfSf7fask3"
We also store this with a "salt" key.
This salt key is again a random string of letters and numbers and is the only thing when used with a master key that can unlock the true characters of your password.
The master key is a key/password that was randomly generated. This master key and your salt key are both needed to display your password.
The master key is also sha256 hashed with a salt to prevent easy access to the master key.
For someone to access your password they would need all 4 random strings in the correct order to unlock your password.
This makes your password secure.
Is my eMail, date of birth, password and other info safe?
We will NEVER share or sell this information with anyone.
The only times we will share this information is if requested by a court order or if you cause harm to the Squirrel-Airlines site or server.
Only then will we share this information with you ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Are there any limits to PIREPS I can post?
What is a VA?
A VA is a Virtual Airline Company.
This allows you to keep a record of all the PIREPS that you have done on FSX, P3D or xPlane.
When you post jobs they will be logged on your profile. You will also receive virtual credits called "nuts"
These nuts can then be used in our online shop to download paint skins or other items.
You can also spend them to promote your website, youtube or twitch on our advertisement page.
Soon there will be more ways that you can spend those nuts.
So in short this VA will log all your PIREPS and save them on your profile.
If you have more questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Landing Rates are recorded when you land and it mesures how hard you hit the ground.
We will accept all landing rates between 0 and -1000fpm
Any PIREPS that are over -1000fpm will be rejected.
What is a PIREP
A PIREP is a Pilot Report, PIREP data is collected throught your flight and then sent to our website.
What is the Max Sim Rate that I can use?
The maximum sim rate that we accept is x4
This is not negotiable.