JHB Newsletter

March 2019

Airline News

Latest: 27/05/2019 A Eurocopter EC135 has been added to the rotary wing fleet.

Also, we are the only virtual airline with its own bus for ferrying passengers to the terminal. Here are a couple of screenshots. It will be added to the "Other JHB Transports" group in the Aircraft list for FSX/P3D very shortly.


JHB Airlines had a minor restructuring during 2018, and launched into 2019 with a new forum and the Website undergoing a "refit", with improvments to allow better display on mobile devices, plus a large increase in the FSX and Steam Fleet. Included in this fleet is a hovercraft and a Zeppelin airship for those who want something a bit different occasionally. Hovercraft trips from Douglas to Liverpool only take 40 minutes.  This fleet expansion is due entirely to the work of a member who has returned to JHB after a long absence, who enjoys aircraft painting.  He has created some stunning new liveries for us. Welcome back indeed!


There are now 35 aircraft in the FSX/P3D Fleet and 5 aircraft for X-Plane 11 with more "in the paint shop".  Latest Addition is a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter. Activity on the new Proboards Forum is still muted although all members are still "in touch" via the Freelists mailing list.  Some old habits die hard! We also intend to promote some of the tours and other flights which Bones originally created, plus the "world tour" dimensions of "Gerry's Routes". Work on modernising the website style and content is continuing. Members may spot the differences, especially on the Aircraft and Pilot Hours pages.  These changes may not look earthshattering, but behind the scenes, the website code is changing significantly with greater use of modern tools such as css.