Lynx Airways Worldwide celebrates its 16 year Anniversary. We are the second oldest virtual airline in the World. We've been around since the birth of virtual flight simulation airlines. Our hangar doors opened on July 1, 1992 and have been in continuous operation for 16 straight years.
In May of 1992, Jim Swanson founded the first Virtual Airline, SunAir Express on Prodigy. Since then, literally thousands of people have enjoyed the community of VA's across continents and now shared through the Internet. Though concepts and operations may differ from virtual airline to virtual airline, most VA's have one thing in common: they all provide some sort of flight structure for flight simmers like you and I.
Lynx Airways Worldwide evolved through the efforts of Geoff Bergey, our founder and first CEO. Geoff continues his love and vision for flight simulation at his new virtual airline, "The Flight of the Hopper".
Lynx was the first virtual airline to exclusively support Microsoft Flight Simulator rather than the popular Pro-Flight used at that time. In March of 1994, Lynx Airways Worldwide changed operations to AOL from a BBS. Then on May 31, 2000 Lynx Airways began its second evolution into the World Wide Web. Pilots now had the opportunity to fly a wide variety of scenarios, from guiding a "Jumbo" through the intricate approaches of Hong Kong, skimming the beaches of the Caribbean in a biplane, or going on assignment wherever current world events took them. In between scheduled flights, pilots would challenge themselves with everything from commuter routes, charter flights and special operations as well as Freelance flights. As we continue to evolve, many of our Pilots are now flying the Virtual Skies of VATSIM making the challenge of flight simulation even more exciting.
The distinguishing feature about Lynx Airways Worldwide is its personal touch. Using our Message Board Pirep Input System (MPIS), pilots are able to share in each other's flight adventures. No other virtual airline does this; we focus on your virtual flight stories not statistics: your adventure becomes our adventure and part of the history of Lynx Airways Worldwide. We couple that sense of adventure with a dynamic Operations Department, which keeps us pretty busy with a variety of flights. All designed to accommodate a wide range of pilots. From Anchorage to the Caribbean, across the pond to Europe and east to Japan: Lynx Airways Worldwide is Flying Virtually Everywhere!
Of course, Lynx Airways Worldwide is not for everyone and in order to allow us to keep that personal touch our capacity is limited. Come visit us and take a tour of our award winning web site at www.lynxairways.com, hen come into Headquarters to read our Pireps and everything else we have to offer. The Pilots at Lynx Airways Worldwide are quite the storytellers. It makes sense, as your imagination is where we virtually exist.
To provide every member of Lynx Airways Worldwide with an environment that allows for an enjoyable experience in virtual aviation.
Ivan Rivas (Captain Ginns)
Lynx Airways Worldwide