Requesting a flight

From VPOIDS Documentation

Requesting a mission leg

Available mission legs

Request a mission leg from the available mission legs list. Legs that are available have a button labeled "Request Flight." Select this button to request the flight. Note that if you have already requested this flight, the button will be labeled "Already requested."

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Mission leg request process

From this screen, enter the details about your request.

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Mission leg summary

The mission leg summary provides an overview of the key information about this flight. Please review these details to ensure that you can accept the flight, i.e. that your aircraft has enough seats, range, and so forth.

The mission leg can be a ground mission leg or a air mission leg. Depending on the type of leg, the following fields are displayed.

Pilot type

Depending on your flight status, you can request this leg as a Command Pilot, Mission Assistant, Backup pilot, or Backup Mission Assistant. The Command Pilot and Backup Pilot options are only available if your flight status is Command Pilot. If the mission leg is a ground leg, you can request to be the Ground Angel or the Backup Ground Angel.

Add aircraft (air legs only)

Please select from your aircraft to indicate which aircraft you intend to fly on this mission. This information is helpful for passengers to find you on the airport.

Tail number (air legs only)

Please select the tail number your aircraft to indicate which aircraft you intend to fly on this mission. This information is helpful for passengers to find you on the airport.

IFR backup (air legs only)

If you are a VFR only pilot and wish to have an IFR rated pilot as a backup on this flight, please select this option.

Mission Assistant (air legs only)

If you wish to have a Mission Assistant on this flight, please select this option. Members will be able to find your flight in a list of "Mission assistant wanted" flights, and they will contact you to coordinate their participation.

Comments

Please enter any comments you wish to convey to the flight coordinators.

What happens next?

Once you submit your request, the request will be reviewed by the coordination staff. There may be requests for this leg ahead of you, or other reasons why the coordination staff may not choose you for this leg. You will be notified if they have selected you for the flight.