An Event Category is a classification derived from the type of events presented in the IVAO network and community. This way we have both an Event Category and an Event Type, the first acts as an umbrella term for every Event Type in its category.
IVAO Events is an umbrella term for all event categories and types to be used in our network. Depending on the subcategory, an IVAO Event may or may not be added to the Calendar System and may or may not be published in the IVAO Events forum board. This definition does not include Special Operations Events, which are handled by the S.O. Department.
IVAO Events with HQ support are organised by the Divisional Events Departments (from a single or from multiple divisions) plus the IVAO Events Department, booked at the Calendar System and published in the IVAO Events forum board. These events may or may not integrate the IVAO Events Support Award. Learn more about this Event Category here.
IVAO HQ Events are organised solely by the IVAO Events Department and may or may not count with a partnership from Divisional Events Departments, booked at the Calendar System and published in the IVAO Events forum board. These events may or may not integrate the IVAO Events Support Award. Learn more about this Event Category here.
IVAO Multidivisional Events are organised by multiple Divisional Events Departments (meaning that more than one division is participating in the event), booked at the Calendar System and published in the IVAO Events forum board.
IVAO Single Division Events are organised by the Divisional Events Department (meaning that only one division is participating in the event), booked at the Calendar System and published in the IVAO Events forum board.
IVAO Division-only Events are organised by the Divisional Events Department, not booked at the Calendar System and not published in the IVAO Events forum board. These events are organised by only one division and may be advertised at the divisional level only – if a division wishes to advertise in a place other than its own division, the Divisional Events Department must first book the event at the Calendar System.
IVAO Divisional Online Days Events are organised by the Divisional Events Department, published in the IVAO Divisional Online Days Calendar but not booked at the Calendar System. These events are organised by only one division and may be advertised at the divisional level only – if a division wishes to advertise in a place other than its own division, the Divisional Events Department must first book the event at the Calendar System.
IVAO User Events are organised by IVAO Users, published in the IVAO User Events forum board but not booked at the Calendar System. These events can only take place inside active divisions and require approval from the IVAO Events Department and the Divisional Events Department responsible for the country/region of the proposed event.
An Event Type is a sub-classification that has a correspondence with an Event Category.
IVAO Public Demonstration Events are live, in-situ events hosted by either the Divisional Events Department and/or the IVAO Events Department itself, where our network is presented to the general public outside of IVAO. Usually, PDEs are combined with other activities surrounding the live event, such as online events (see other types below) or presentations. Learn more about Public Demonstration Events here.
Real Flight Events are special events within the IVAO Community, in which the actual, real-life schedule for one or more specific airports is thoroughly followed throughout the event date and timeframe. These events take into account all kinds of details, such as event time, season, aircraft types, departure and arrival gates/stands. Learn more about Real Flight Events here.
Real Flight Operations Events are very similar to Real Flight Events, but some differences are considered when planning this type of event: the RFO allows private slots, partnerships with Virtual Airlines, and includes the real schedule slots per time for a specific airport or more. Learn more about Real Flight Operations Events here.
Airbridge Events are events that aim to connect two or more airports in a region, country, or even neighbouring countries. There are three subtypes of Airbridge Events:
Fly-in and/or Fly-out Events are one of the most common events types in our network, usually to celebrate a special occasion in a light manner or event to entertain pilots and controllers with the higher-than-usual quantity of air traffic. In this type of event, the hosting division chooses one or more airports for pilots to fly-in/out of anywhere they desire to, without a specific origin/destination (respectively). Sometimes, a division will also name this event type as “Destination” or “Overload” to highlight the special characteristics of an event.
A Memorial Event is a special status given to organised event types (see types above) that celebrate the life and/or mourn the passing of notable members of our beloved IVAO Community. A Memorial Event may also be in remembrance of aviation tragedies by honouring those who have passed away. These events must be approved by the IVAO Events Department before planning and publication of the forum announcement, even if it is an IVAO Division-only Event that was not booked in the Calendar System.
Considering that IVAO is an organic community – meaning that it is in constant change and development – there are many other events types possible within our organisation, therefore the Events Types described above are just the most common events – more event types may be created due to the developments in our community!
Here is a list of the most common abbreviations regarding IVAO Events.
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