Dealing with Competitors
There will always be that push to be better than our competitor organizations. Disney Air, however, believes it is important to be a respectable community-oriented member when dealing with our competitors. Any member of our organization should remember that competitors are after the same result: securing our hobby of flying throughout the world.
It is extremely important to understand that Disney Air is a small part of a much bigger virtual airline community. Each organization within the community has the common goal of securing our hobby as stated above, and although we strive to ensure our organization is the best and better than competitors, without our competitors, our organization would not be what it is today.
In summary, the takeaway is: be respectful, be proactive, be helpful, and a champion not only for Disney Air, but the entire virtual airline community. The support that the community gives to Disney Air is incredible and our pilots should give that back to the larger community whenever possible.
Conclusively, our organization promises the following when dealing with competitors:
To respect competitors, despite our push to be better than them.
To understand that our competitors have a like-mind and wish to fulfill the same goals of securing virtual aviation as a hobby for all.
To help our competitors at their lowest point, so they can reach their highest. Remember, our competitors help us to reach our highest point too!
To ethically and legally deal with our competitors, again, despite our push to be better than them.
We hope that pilots truly operate to the goals set in this section and this entire document. The way that Disney Air ethically and responsibly deals with other organizations deemed as competitors really is what makes our virtual airline known and respected. Because we respect other entities, we receive the same respect in return.
It certainly is something to think about when pulling out of the ramp for your next flight. Maybe letting another plane go before you on the taxiway would not be as bad as you thought it would be.
Dealing with Partner Organizations
Partner organizations are largely different from competitors. Disney Air management will always strive to push us in the right direction for organizational growth. We respect our partners, and in the process of pushing for us to be better, we shall push for our partners to grow with us too.
We, as an organization, will always ethically and responsibly deal with our partners to ensure the best possible outcome for growth and development for both our organization and the partner organization.
We, in addition to responsibly and ethically dealing with our partners, will attempt to ensure our partner organization’s stability in the market in any way possible, with the help of our resource base.
Disciplinary Actions for Violations
The Code of Conduct is a policy document that is expected to be followed at all times by all our organization members wherever their travels may take them. As stated before, our pilots and members are the face of the organization, and actions by them may change someone’s view of the organization.
A violation of this document will be treated as a policy violation as outlined in the Disney Air Pilot Operating Handbook (POH). Violators will be subject to a route of discipline outlined in the Disney Air POH.
Reporting Unethical Behavior
It is the responsibility of our pilot and member base to be the eyes and ears for the organization. Pilots and members should report unethical behavior or Code of Conduct violations to an administrative management or crewbase management member immediately to prevent further conflict.
Confidentiality will be ensured when reporting a Code of Conduct violation to virtual airline management.
Acknowledgement of this Code of Ethics
By submitting a pilot application, the pilot or member of the virtual airline thus acknowledges that they understand and will comply with the Code of Conduct in their daily operations. In addition, they understand the disciplinary actions for a violation and how to report any unethical behavior seen within the organization.
The pilot or member also acknowledges that Disney Air does not tolerate discrimination of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Any pilot or member found to have engaged in discriminatory action will be subject to reprimand or termination.