What's New

Date News
07Dec2016 New B737 routes to three destinations in Cuba from KTPA, KATL, KIAD, and KJFK have been added.  Read More
20Mar2016 A new SunAir Express "Cargo Hub" desigation has been added to the POC "Search Routes" and to the "Route Map" for the B747 and B737 cargo flgihts.
03Jan2016 SunAir Express VA adds the Bombardier Q400 De Havilland Dash-8-400 (DH8D) to the fleet.
25Jan2015 New SAX TeamSpeak server information and the IP changed.  READ MORE HERE.
31Dec2015 The SunAir Express web site received a minor redesign.  Please report any issues or typos HERE.
25Dec2014 PMDG B747-400F SunAir Express Cargo livery for FS9 is now available to download from the SAX File Library.
24Dec2014 B747-400ERF SunAir Express Cargo livery for FS9 is now available to download from the SAX File Library.
24Dec2014 38 new B747 cargo flights added.
23Dec2014 18 new flights added increasing service in and out of MMMX - Mexico City, Mexico.
28Sep2014 28 new flights added increasing service in and out of KSAN - San Diego, CA.
10Sep2014 PMDG B777-200LR SunAir Express and SunAir Europa livery import files for FSX are now available to download from the File Library.
23Jul2014 40 new flights added to SunAir Europa.  Focus cities are Madrid and Copenhagen.  Destinations range from sunny beaches to the northernmost airport in the world with public scheduled flights.
06Jul2014 40 new flights added in and out of KIAH Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to some of our major destinations in the US.
27Jun2014 iFly B737-800 SunAir Europa livery for FSX is now available to download from the SAX File Library.
26Jun2014 54 new B190 flights added to the SFO hub.  The flights are out of Denver and nearby airports.
24Jun2014 David Loiseau SAX768 has passed the A320 checkride.
23Jun2014 iFly B737-800 SunAir Express livery for FSX is now available to download from the SAX File Library.
22May2014 Europe Hub flight schedule has been updated.  Read More
16May2014 New B737 route: Denver - San Diego.   Also, McGuire AFB, NJ - Ramstein AB, Germany cargo flight.
11May2014 New B737 route: Tampa - Denver.   Also, the Tampa - San Juan routes are now all B737.
19Apr2014 New B737 routes: Atlanta - Memphis-Dallas
13Apr2014 B737-800 SunAir Express Cargo livery for FSX is now available to download from the SAX File Library.
12Apr2014 B747 and B737 Cargo routes are now available on the POC Search Flights page.
07Apr2014 New A320 SunAir Express livery for Aerosoft Airbus X Extended (FSX) is now available to download from the SAX File Library.
07Apr2014 New B747F SunAir Express Cargo livery for FSX is now available to download from the SAX File Library.  A full-package Project Opensky freeware version and a repaint PMDG payware version are available.
05Mar2014 New FSX AFCAD for St. Louis Lambert International KSTL.  Read More
21Feb2014 New SAX B747 Cargo livery in the works.   Read More
07Dec2013 Ken Baumgarten SAX009, at the age of 55 has died suddenly.  Read More
03Nov2013 New Poll: What flight sim do you use now for your SAX flights?
27Oct2013 BadWeather.com - Find bad weather conditions based on METAR reports.
05Oct2013 SAX now has CRJ7 service to Mobile, Alabama from Atlanta and Tampa.
21Aug2013 FS Flight Keeper v3.50 is now available.  Read More
20Aug2013 Keep the Greaser indicator on the POC?  Read More
22May2014 The Europe Hub flight schedule has been updated.  Excess flights between Europe cities have been trimmed and some B737 flights have been replaced with A320 flights.  Service to the new Berlin Brandenburg airport EDDB have begun.  For information about FS9 and FSX Freeware scenery for Berlin Brandenburg airport EDDB Click Here.
31May2013 The CRJ-200s have been retired from the SunAir Express / Skylink fleet.  All CRJ routes will now be flown with the CRJ-700.

The B737-400s and B737-700s have also been retired form the fleet.  All B737 routes should be flown with the B737-800 whenever possible.  Using the B737-700 may be used only when the B737-800 is not available.
14Apr2013 The SunAir Express TeamSpeak3 server has been updated to the latest version.  Your TeamSpeak3 Client software will also need to be updated to the latest version.  Your TeamSpeak3 Client software CHECK FOR UPDATES option on the HELP menu should do this for you.  If not, you will need to download and install the latest TeamSpeak3 client software.  No need to uninstall your old client software, just let the new install overwrite the old install to save all your old settings.  Download here: TeamSpeak3 Downloads
17Mar2013 The SAX Dispatch Form is explained.  Read More
17Mar2013 Rich Gasperin SAX002 has joined the Around the World Club.
25Feb2013 FSFK may report a time-out issue when sending flight logs to the POC.   Read More
18Nov2012 Winter seasonal routes for SAX Europa have been activated.
03Jun2012 SAX livery for PMDG and iFly B737-800 for FS9 now available in the File Library.
02Jun2012 SAX livery for Level-D B767 with winglets for FS9 and FSX now available in the File Library.
08May2012 Berlin EDDT closes and Berlin EDDB opens 03Jun2012.  Click Here for important POC update info.
05May2012 SunAir Express VFR routes poll.
29Apr2012 SunAir Express 20 Year Anniversary Fly-in - 20May2012 - 3:00 PM EDT.
26Apr2012 New summer seasonal flights for Zurich hub have been uploaded to the POC.
15Apr2012 Links on the SunAir Express Weather Page updated.
22Mar2012 NEW: "Ferry Flight the Heavy".  Read More
18Mar2012 SunAir Europa announces new flights from Nairobi, Kenya HKJK to locations in central Africa.  With these flights, SunAir Express is trying something new, designating Nairobi as a focus city.  CLICK HERE for information.
04Mar2012 New full-install and repaint texture files for FS9 CRJ-700ER by Premier Aircraft Design in Skylink livery.  Visit the File Library to download.
09Jan2012 SunAir Express acquire ten CRJ-700 to service 8 new airports and other airports.   New airports include Hilton Head, NC, Akron, OH, Shreveport, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Monroe, LA, Mobile, AL, Panama City, FL, and Jacksonville, NC
09Jan2012 New CRJ-700 for FS9 and FSX in SAX Skylink livery.  New B737-800 for FS9 in SAX livery.  Visit the File Library to download.
21Dec2011 St. Louis Hub has added B737-800 service from KLAX to PHNL.
24Oct2011 FS Flight Keeper v3.2 has been released.  SAX pilots should update as soon as possible.  CLICK HERE for information about the update and how to download the update.
24Oct2011 New FSX B737-800 NGX PMDG repaint texture files in SAX and Europa livery.  Visit the File Library to download.
23Oct2011 New FSX B737-800 BBJ2 in Jim livery.  Visit the File Library to download.
07Aug2011 New repaint texture file for the FSX B737-800 in SAX livery.  Visit the File Library to download.
26Jul2011 New repaint texture files for the iFly B737-700 in SAX livery, Europa B737-800 livery and Jim B737-BBJ2 livery.  Visit the File Library to download.
22Jan2011 New B767 class overseas flights have been added to the Saint Louis hub.  CLICK HERE for more info.
28Dec2010 A FS Flight Keeper v3.1 "Hotfix" has been released.  This hotfix addresses a small issue with the altimeter flight critique for the transition altitudes.  Download the file and use it to replace the FSFK.EXE file in your FS Flight Keeper folder.  Information about the hotfix update is found here: CLICK HERE
19Dec2010 FS Flight Keeper v3.1 is released.  SAX pilots should update as soon as possible.  Information about the update is found here: CLICK HERE.

If you purchased FSFK from Aerosoft you can go to your account page at Aerosoft and download the update there where the download speeds are faster.  Just view your FSFK purchase and use the download link. (AS_FSFK_310.zip)
18Dec2010 A new repaint texture file for FS9 PSS B777 is now available to download from the File Library.  Thanks Dave Vega!
11Nov2010 SunAir Europa is announcing new seasonal flights to sun and snow.  It's winter and for some that means flying to warm beaches, but for others it means flying to the powdery slopes.

During the winter months, SunAir Europa will have extra B737 and B777 LSZH routes to fly to beautiful approaches by the ocean, and some in winter conditions in mountainous regions.  Enjoy the new routes and the challenge!
01Nov2010 SunAir Express pilot may only use FS Flight Keeper now to send logs to the Pilot Operations Center.  FSACARS is no longer allowed.  If you have not upgraded to FSFK yet please contact Dave Blake for help.
28Aug2010 The POC no longer accepts manually added flight logs.  Please read this post to have a log manually added.
24Aug2010 Effective 01Nov2010, SunAir Express will drop FSACARS.  Pilots will be required to use FS Flight Keeper to send flight logs to the POC.  This will make coding the POC easier and FSFK is a much better product then FSACARS.
09Aug2010 Beginning 13Aug2010, SunAir Europa, a new subsidiary of SunAir Express VA, will be based at Zürich International Airport in Switzerland (LSZH) and the hub at Brussels will close.  SunAir Express pilots that are currently assigned to the EBBR hub will be transferred to the Zürich hub.  However, they may request a hub transfer.

The SunAir Europa fleet will include the Embraer 190 E-Jet, Boeing 737-800, and the Boeing 777-200LR which will be flown on many new routes.  Download Europa livery from the File Library.
03Aug2010 NEW POLICY UPDATE - SunAir Express does not allow the use of accelerated time. Flight logs that include accelerated time cannot be recorded in a pilot’s log.
03Aug2010 NEW POLICY UPDATE - Flight logs with a touchdown rate harder than -700 feet per minute cannot be recorded in a pilot’s log.
10Jun2010 The new SAX TeamSpeak 3 voice server is now in use and has improved voice quality.  To use the new TS3 server you must download the new TS3 client software.  View the SAX TS3 setup instructions on the SAX forum or download them from the File Library.  The old SAX TS2 voice server is no longer in use and the TS2 client will not work with the TS3 server.
23May2010 Repaint texture files in the SAX livery for the Wilco Publication A320 for FSX and FS9 are available for download from the SAX file library.  You must have the Wilco A320 to use these texture files.
21Feb2010 Two new airports now being served by SunAir Express: Jackson Hole Airport, Wyoming KJAC and Victory INTL, BC, Canada CYYJ.
01Jan2010 The SunAir Express Operations Manual has been updated.  The use of FS Flight Keeper and other updates are included.  You may view it online or download it from the SAX File Library.
30Dec2009 Download the FS Flight Keeper Setup Package from the SAX File Library.  Post any questions or comments about FSFK to the FS Flight Keeper Forum Setup and Support thread on the SunAir Express Forum.  Remember, you must first login to the forum to view the FS Flight Keeper Forum threads.
30Dec2009 Eligible SAX pilots may now purchase FS Flight Keeper at a special reduced price.  Visit the new FS Flight Keeper Forum thread on the SunAir Express Forum for instructions.  Remember, you must first login to the forum to view the FS Flight Keeper Forum threads.
30Nov2009 A newFS Flight Keeper forum thread has been added to the SunAir Express forum.  The FSFK forum will not be visible to the general public.  Users must first login to see the FSFK forum.  Find the latest news about setting up FSFK there.
18Jul2009 The SunAir Express Dispatch Form now has a link that will allow the downloading and saving of an FS Flight Plan (FS9 and FSX compatible) for the route found on the dispatch form.  For more information CLICK HERE.  Thanks Dave Vega and Marty Becker!
09Jun2009 The SAX Operations Manual has been updated.  Added information about Boeing B777 ratings and aircraft lighting.
05May2009 New Google Route Map to display the SunAir Express routes.  The new G-Map Route Map will display the routes found in the POC routes database.  This means that the route map will always be up-to-date whenever a new route is added or removed.   Thank you Marty Becker SAX054 for coding the new G-Map!
25May2009 New SunAir Express Boeing 777 service.  CLICK HERE for more details.
18Nov2008 The Pilot Operations Center SEARCH FLIGHTS (route search) function has been improved.  Please post any comments to the SAX Forumin the POC topic.
12Aug2008 A SunAir Express livery repaint texture package for the Level-D Simulation Boeing 767-300ER for FSX is now available for download from the SAX File Library page.  These are texture files only.  You must have the Level-D Simulation B767-300ER FSX aircraft already to use these files.
11Aug2008 A SunAir Express livery repaint texture package for the PMDG B747-400 for FSX is available for download from the SAX File Library.  These are texture files only.  You must have the PMDG B747-400 for FSX aircraft already to use these files.
014May2008 The new sliding scale on-time grading is now in use.  Flights will now be graded on-time based on a flight's block time as follows:
     0 to 6.0 hours: +/- 0.2 hours
     6.1 to 9.0 hours: +/- 0.3 hours
     9.1 to 12.0 hours: +/- 0.4 hours
     12.1 or more hours: +/- 0.5 hours
For more information Click Here.
05Jan2008 The SAX weather page maps and links have been updated.
22Dec2007 Are you a member of the SAX Around the World Club?  All you have to do is fly SAX routes around the world.  If I missed your name from the list of pilots let me know.
30Nov2007 FSACARS airport data file updated to include all current SAX airport.  Download the file from the forum.
01Aug2007 SAX AI Traffic Installer for FS2004.  This package will install SAX AI traffic in SAX livery colors and will fly the SAX routes.  Thanks Marty Becker for the installer!  Download from the File Library utilities files.
26May2007 SunAir Express Retires the MD-83 “Mad Dog”.  Click Here for details.
07May2007 Help getting started with VATSIM online flying is available.  More info on the forum.
16Apr2007 NEW CRJ-200 Planner by Garen Evans - fuel and pre-flight planning for the Project Open Sky (POSKY) CRJ-200ER.  This should be useful for other versions of the CRJ-200, too.  Download from the SAX Library utility  files.
01Apr2007 VRoute is released.  VRoute is a free VATSIM utility similar to Servinfo.  Visit the SAX forum or www.vroute.net for more info.
12Mar2007 The updated STL Hub route maps with the new routes are ready.  Thanks Rich the fine maps!
15Feb2007 UPDATED - A SunAir Express FS9 Squawkbox3 Livery add-on has been developed to allow SunAir Express pilots who fly on VATSIM using Squawkbox3 to see other SunAir Express aircraft in SunAir Express livery colors.  Included are the B1900, CRJ2, B737, A320, MD83, BB767, B747, Jim BBJ and B737 Cargo.  These are AI aircraft only.  This add-on is available in the File Library.  Nice job Marty Becker and Dave Vega!  - The B737C texture was updated 15Feb2007.  If you installed this add-on before this date you should download the package again and re-install the _SX folder.
13Feb2007 The SunAir Express web pages have a new layout.  Thanks Marty Becker SAX054  for your advise!
15Jan2007 NEW - The A320 - MD83 - B767-300ER & B747 in SAX livery for FSX are now ready for download from the SAX Library.  Thanks again Dave Vega for the great paint jobs!
01Jan2007 The SunAir Express Operation Manual has been updated to include support for FSX along with other updates and corrections
24Dec2006 FSX aircraft  in SAX livery are ready for download from the SAX Library.  Thanks Dave Vega for the great paint jobs!
12Nov2006 New B737-700C with virtual cockpit for FS9 now available in the File Library.
29Oct2006 New B737-700C Cargo flights for SFO Hub are announced today!  Click Here for details.
05Sep2006 New SunAir Express subsidiary "Jim" with flights flying the Boeing Business Jet (Jim route map).  These are very expensive all-business class flights serving the U.S. / European markets.  New pilots with B737 ratings may fly these routes to gain flight hours quickly.  Download the new Jim BBJ aircraft from the File Library.

New SunAir Express "SkyLink" CRJ2 flights in Alaska (KSFO Hub).  You can expect some challenging approaches in the winter and at night on many of these flights!
03Feb2006 A SunAir Express livery repaint texture package for the PMDG B747-400 is available for download from the SAX Files Library.  These are texture files only.  You must have the PMDG B747-400 aircraft already to use these files.
20Jul2005 A SunAir Express livery repaint texture package for the PMDG B737-700 is available for download from the SAX Files Library.  These are texture files only.  You must have the PMDG B737-700 aircraft already to use these files.
22May2005 A SunAir Express livery repaint texture package for the Level-D Simulation Boeing 767-300ER is now available for download from the SAX Files Library.  These are texture files only.  You must have the Level-D Simulation B767-300ER aircraft already to use these files.
06Mar2005 On January 20th, VATUSA (VATSIM) implemented DRVSM (Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minima) throughout the CONUS (Continental United States) and Alaska, as well as the Oakland, Miami and New York Oceanic airspaces.  RVSM reduces the vertical separation between aircraft to1000 feet in opposite directions from FL290 to FL410 (inclusive).  The definition of "westbound" and "eastbound" flight remains unchanged.  The only change is in the altitude structure:

- Odd Flight Levels: Magnetic Course 000-179 Degrees
- Even Flight Levels: Magnetic Course 180-359 Degrees

VATUSA is suggesting an equipment suffix of "/W" or "/Q" for aircraft wishing to follow real-life standards and to simulate certification of their aircraft for flight in RVSM airspace.  Aircraft are NOT REQUIRED to file flight plan with this equipment suffix.  Aircraft choosing not to use the appropriate equipment suffix WILL NOT be denied access to the RVSM altitudes.

This information is from http://www.vatusa.org/training/RVSM/RVSM.htm
17Feb2005 A SunAir Express livery repaint texture package for the PMDG Beechcraft 1900D is available for download from the SAX Files Library.  These are texture files only.  You must have the PMDG Beechcraft 1900D aircraft already to use these files.
19Dec2004 New and updated SunAir Express livery FS9 aircraft are now available for download from the SAX Files Library.  New are the B747-400, B767-300ER, B737-700, Beechcraft 1900D, plus updated A320-200, MD-83 and CJR-200.  All new and updated SAX aircraft now use the FS9 default panels and sound files.  Thanks Captain Vega for the new and updated SAX aircraft!