How it all began...
Air Child Virtual Airline was established in May 2007 by two people who met randomly on a flight simulation forum and were both driven by the same motivation: combining their hobby with a purpose reaching beyond the virtual world of simulation. After a couple of e-mails and phone calls to the German UNICEF section, the goal was clear: a virtual airline based on a sponsorship system for the benefit of UNICEF. The desire to help children in need should be the heart and the passion behind all activities of the airline, and so there was no doubt about the name: Air Child.
With this concept in mind, some basic principles of the new airline formed instantly:
Air Child should ...
Around six months later we counted more than a dozen pilots who regularly tested the airline's infrastructure, did countless test flights, commented and invented new features. In September 2008 public beta tests were launched with a registration site. As a result, almost 80 people registered for the tests, with about 50 doing regular flights and giving feedback. In June 2009 Air Child finally opened its doors to the public, after more than two years in development. The site still isn't finished, and we hope it never will be. What you see today is only the base of what Air Child may become in the future. A future that is up to you. As long as you keep giving us feedback, submit your wishes and communicate with fellow pilots and staff members, Air Child will continue to grow and become your airline.
Whatever Air Child will be like in the future - in addition to the above guidelines, which are still valid, there's a certain philosophy behind this VA that will always remain:
Respect each other!