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Although you can group the Eugene Virtual FBO under "VA's", it really is not a VA at all. It has no scheduled routes, only flies out of a single airport, and its largest
Eugene logo

The 2013 logo of the Eugene Virtual FBO.

aircraft can only hold 25 people. That's because it is its own kind of virtual organization. Although the people of Eugene Virtual were not the first to imagine the idea of a FBO-based group, they very well may have perfected the idea. By having a single fixed base of operations, the FBO can focus on its main objectives: flight training, air charter, and general aviation events.

BackgroundEdit

The FBO was founded in the early months of 2012 as a project between two studen
KEUG Virtual - Its Time to Fly - Official Promo01:35

KEUG Virtual - Its Time to Fly - Official Promo

The 2012 official FBO promo featuring the "It's Time to Fly" slogan.

t pilots. As the organization grew so did the scope of the operations conducted at the FBO. The first major addition the the operations was the virtual civil air patrol squadron which conducts search and rescue operations using general aviation aircraft such as the Cessna 172 and Cessna 182. Soon after several other additions were made including the release of the 2nd version of the website. After that the "It's Time to Fly" slogan was coined and the official promotional video was made. From there on gradual improvements were made to the organization, until early 2013, when the FBO moved to a community teamspeak server, greatly impacting the flow and pace of operations. Still, the FBO steadily grew in size. In early August version 3.0 of the website was released (http://www.keugvirtual.org).

OperationsEdit

The FBO is based out of Malhon Sweet (ICAO: KEUG), Oregon. The nearby seplane base OR69 is also used to supplement seaplane operations. KEUG has 2 runways, one of rougly 8,000ft in legnth, and one of 6,000ft. This allows the fleet to operate easily out of the airport.

The FBO's training fleet consists of the following:

The complete fleet of the FBO as of 8/6/12, including all aircraft located at the FBO
Type Model Tail Number Year Built
Cessna 172N N2095K 1981

Cessna

172SP N0481T 1992
Piper PA 34 Seneca N232KA 1974
Piper PA 28 Arrow NW0811 1979

Cessna

208B N0WT43 2009
Cessna 206 II N0WK49 1987

Cessna

Citation 10 N283CF 1998

Douglas

DC3 N0483LP 1948
Embraer Phenom 100 N458PL 1989

Dassault

Falcon 50 N50XY 1982

Glider

ASH25 NB670L 1993

Beechracft

King Air C90 N870SC 1978

Bell

206 Jetranger N087NP 1987
Bombardier Learjet 45 N08WE 2001
Robinson R44 N603DK 2003

Piper

J3 Cub N068952 1983

Cessna

172N Floats NS48C 1993
Cessna 172SP N048CP 1991
Cessna 172SP N1167CP 1987
Cessna 182T G1000 N451CP 2005
Cessna 182Q N321CP 1998
Gippsland GA8 N078CP 1996
Robinson R22 N732GI 2001
Beechcraft D18S N9109R 1938
American Champion 8KCAB N1098S 2007
Boeing 737-600 N333CC 2011

American Champion

7AC N125WP 1965
Beechcraft V35B N829K 1972
Beechcraft V35B N295K 1984

Real World TiesEdit

Eugene Advert (vertical)

The 2013 advertisement poster for the FBO.

Although the FBO does not officially communicate with any real world FBO's based in Eugene, it does have many real world pilots that fly with the organization. When looked at in May 2012, 80% of FBO members had flown an aircraft before, and 50% has a Private Pilot certificate or better. This extremley high real world pilot ratio is further blosterd by the several resident CFI's that are present within the organization. Although home flight simulator use can never make up for real world training, the "help" that the FBO has provided to student pilots with studying for exams, learning about the aircraft, and reviewing procedures is well documented within the organization.

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