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To anyone interested in taking their sim experience to the highest level:

Registration is now open for the next VORA Intro Events for new crews. The classes will take place on March 1st and 4th from 8 to 10 pm eastern US time. You must attend both classes in order to participate in the mini sessions where you will earn your engineer's license.

The schedule for the mini sessions is as follows: MSTS owners on March 5th and 7th and RW owners on March 12th and 14th. Note that once you are qualified you can participate in any operating session regardless of the sim provided that you have the time and the route we are running in that session.

We are limiting this Intro to the first 20 people to apply. Right now there are 73 people waiting for training. So if you are seriously interested now is the time to get your name on the list. Please send me a PM right here at the forum in order to reserve your place.

The next Intro class will not start until April 26th so if you are ready to learn how to operate like the prototype, let me know soon as these space will not last long.

Once I have your PM I will confirm your place in the Intro Event classes to you.

Still not sure if this is right for you? Ask me for details on how you can listen in to this week's operating session on 2/11. You can hear what a live session sounds like and decide if this is something you would like to do. Our crews run in sessions when their schedule allows them to do so. Run usually last from one to four hours (sometimes we have longer runs for seasoned crews). Again, just send me a PM and I will get you the details you need to hear a live session.

Looking forward to working with you and getting you out on the rails with us.

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