20/21NOV21 - British Airways Virtual Airline 5 Year Anniversary Event

British Airways Virtual Airline is turning five years old!

To celebrate this amazing achievement, we have planned an action-packed series of events taking place between:


London Heathrow Airport Flyout! 20NOV @ 1800Z

Experience the heart of our 5th year birthday with BAVA’s London Heathrow Flyout. Boasting a range of routes all across the world, London Heathrow Airport connects all countries to the UK. From short-haul European routes at Terminal 5A, to our VA Partnered routes at Terminal 5C, T2, and T3, there’s so much choice to be offered to celebrate with us!

To sign up for a route, simply select a route you’d like to fly, and then comment in a message below this thread to reserve your gate. Keep an eye out for further event procedures being published before the start of the event. We can’t wait to see you there!

All aircraft listed are British Airways aircraft, available within Infinite Flight.

Terminal 5A - Short Haul/BAVA Event
Gate Destination Aircraft Flight Number Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
501 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @if.wales, Event Leader
502 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @Chris_Wing, BAVA001
504 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @Speedbird2276Heavy, BAVA240
505 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @TaipeiGuru, BAVA873
506 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @ikedave, BAVA294
507 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @IFATCLee3440, BAVA255
508 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @DannyHL, BAVA555
509 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @kit_v_kapushone, BAVA148
511 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @Her_Majestys_Pilot, BAVA115
512 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @Orry_Halsall, BAVA213
514 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @Golf_HR, BAVA216
516 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @RVLegacy, BAVA281
518 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z @21cabbage, BAVA026
519 LOWW BA A320 BA704 1800Z Reserved for BAVA Pilots
520 LEMD BA A320/A321 BA462 1810Z @TRIPLEJOHN
521 LKPR BA A320 - 1810Z @Charlieab29, BAVA130
522 LXGB BA A320 BA492 1810Z @Oliver_P, BAVA007
523 LFSB BA A320 BA752 1810Z @Airbus_Andi
524 LICJ BA A320 BA610 1810Z -
525 LBSF BA A320/A321 BA890 1810Z -
526 GCTS BA A320 BA414 1810Z -
527 LJLJ BA A321 BA690 1810Z -
Terminal 5B - Medium/Long Haul Events
Gate Destination Aircraft Flight Number Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
531 KJFK BA 772/773 BA117 1800Z @Jacob_Miller, BAVA136
532 KJFK BA 772/773 BA117 1800Z @Shamalnalluri12
533 KBOS BA 772/773/789 BA213 1800Z @MacGyver
534 KBOS BA 772/773/789 BA213 1800Z @CaptainNoGear
535 OMDB BA 772 BA109 1800Z @ButterAllDay
536 TBPB BA 772 BA255 1800Z @GeminiJetsToronto, BAVA184
537 MMMX BA 789 BA243 1800Z @Droki, BAVA298
538 VOMM BA 789 BA35 1800Z -
539 VHHH BA 773 BA27 1800Z @Arya_Joshi, BAVA293
541 WSSS BA 773/A380 BA11 1800Z @Captain_Ry
542 SCEL BA 789 BA251 1800Z @SRF789
543 FALE BA 789 BA41 1800Z @SAA_A346
544 WMKK BA 789 BA33 1800Z -
545 RKSI BA 772/798 BA17 1800Z -
546 KSEA BA 772/773/79 BA49 1800Z @Ren, BAVA265
547 KLAX BA 772/773/798/A380 BA269 1800Z @LordTare
548 KLAS BA 772 BA275 1800Z @Omkar_Rathi
VA Reserved Gates - Terminals 2, 3, and 5C

Terminal 5C:

Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
555 WSSS A380 1800Z @Ben_Bino, QVG798
556 WSSS A380 1800Z @Twice_Tzuyu, QVG808
557 WSSS A380 1800Z Reserved for Qantas Virtual
558 WSSS A380 1800Z @Sam5 , QVG598
561 WSSS A380 1800Z Reserved for Qantas Virtual
562 WSSS A380 1800Z Reserved for Qantas Virtual
563 WSSS A380 1800Z Reserved for Qantas Virtual
564 WSSS A380 1800Z Reserved for Qantas Virtual
Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
552 ZGGG A333 1810Z Reserved for China Southern Virtual
553 ZGGG A333 1810Z Reserved for China Southern Virtual
554 ZGGG A333 1810Z Reserved for China Southern Virtual

Terminal 3:

Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
301 EGCC A320 1800Z @Gritz, Saudia 001VA
303 EGCC A320 1800Z Reserved for Saudia Virtual
305 EGCC A320 1800Z Reserved for Saudia Virtual
307 EGCC A320 1800Z Reserved for Saudia Virtual
309 EGCC A320 1800Z Reserved for Saudia Virtual
311 EGCC A320 1800Z Reserved for Saudia Virtual
Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
316 EBBR A330-900NEO 1800Z @Baba, ABVA001
317 EBBR A330-900NEO 1800Z @AviationZyYT
319 EBBR A330-900NEO 1800Z @MIGUEL_ORIGEL_SOBERO
321 EBBR A330-900NEO 1800Z Reserved for Air Belgium Virtual
363 EBBR A330-900NEO 1800Z Reserved for Air Belgium Virtual
Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
323 EGCC A320 1810Z Reserved for Qatar Virtual
325 EGCC A320 1810Z Reserved for Qatar Virtual
327 EGCC A320 1810Z Reserved for Qatar Virtual
329 EGCC A320 1810Z Reserved for Qatar Virtual
Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
326 KJFK B773 1800Z @Ethan_Brown, AAVA115
328 KJFK B773 1800Z @Aviation2929, AAVA299
330 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual
331 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual
332 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual
334 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual
335 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual
336 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual
340 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual
342 KJFK B773 1800Z Reserved for American Virtual

Terminal 2:

Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
241 LSZH A320 1800Z Reserved for Air China Virtual
242 LSZH A320 1800Z Reserved for Air China Virtual
243 LSZH A320 1800Z Reserved for Air China Virtual
244 LSZH A320 1800Z Reserved for Air China Virtual
246 LSZH A320 1800Z Reserved for Air China Virtual
247 LSZH A320 1800Z Reserved for Air China Virtual
248 LSZH A320 1800Z Reserved for Air China Virtual
Gate Destination Aircraft Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
231 WMKK A359 1810Z Reserved for Malaysian Virtual
232 WMKK A359 1810Z Reserved for Malaysian Virtual
233 WMKK A359 1810Z Reserved for Malaysian Virtual
249 WMKK A359 1810Z Reserved for Malaysian Virtual
Terminal 4 - Open for IFC Pilots (Choice Destinations)

Terminal 4: Your Choice of Destination!

Gate Pushback Time Pilot Reserved
405 1810Z OEJN (SVA165 - B789) @HUMVEE
406 1810Z YPDN (B789) @IF_Josh
407 1810Z VOCI (AI150 - B788) @Captain_Dreamliner
408 1810Z LSZH (B773) @Capt.Todd
409 1810Z EFHK (A320) @Pilot_Aaltonen
410 1810Z -
411 1810Z KJFK (B767) @Niki
412 1810Z UACC (KC946 - B752) @Berkut

BAVA 5 Year Race: The South West England Dash! 21NOV @ 1600Z

Visiting the most beautiful areas of the country, grab your A320 and get racing! Known for being our most abundant aircraft in the fleet, the A320 is extremely capable of tackling the tricky and dangerous, but maybe not at flying over Mach 1, 100ft above the UK…

The Race Details

Date and Time: 2021-11-21T16:00:00Z
Server: Casual!
Aircraft: British Airways A320

The Route:

EGFF - EGTE - EGHD - EGLA - EGHQ - EGHC - EGHE

The Rules:

*The Race will begin at the time listed above. You mustn’t depart before you are instructed to!

  • You must complete a successful (all wheels touch the runway) touch and go at every airport listed.
  • You cannot skip any airports.
  • The route must be flown in the order listed above.
  • You can use any runway at the race airports
  • At EGHE, you must LAND, and STOP, before overrunning. If you fail to land the first time, you may continue to try again until you land
  • If you crash, you’re out…

There are NO speed limits, there are NO altitude restrictions, so have fun and be ready to race!


Landing Competition at London City! 21NOV @ 1900Z

Starring the dangerous approach of London City, take part in British Airways Virtual Airline’s landing competition! Open to both BAVA Pilots and the IFC, there will be prizes for the top three BAVA Pilots!

See below if you would like to join BAVA and have a chance to win these prizes

Landing Challenge Details

Date and Time: 2021-11-21T19:00:00Z
Location: London City Airport (EGLC)
Server: Casual Server!

Rules:

  • Fly inbound from any nearby airport to the runway in use at EGLC (will be determined on the day of the event based on winds)
  • You must stop your aircraft on the runway, without overrunning
  • Bounces, as well as stalling, is technically ok, however, it will be the smoothest landings that receives the prizes

The prizes are as follows:

1st place- 15 hour flight time bonus AND a 2x multiplier on ANY flight of your choosing
2nd place- 10 hour flight time bonus
3rd place- 5 hour flight time bonus

Good luck to everybody who participates and we can’t wait to see you there!


Open Recruitment Weekend

We’d like as many pilots to be able to experience the magic of our anniversary events as possible - and that’s why we’ve decided to hold an Open Recruitment Weekend over our anniversary weekend - opening up BAVA to everyone in this community, and thus improving accessibility.

Those who apply to BAVA between 2021-11-18T00:00:00Z2021-11-22T23:00:00Z who meet our usual entry requirements can join British Airways VA without having to undertake any formal written test! All other entry requirements and restrictions still apply.

We can’t wait to welcome more and more pilots into our wonderful online community over the weekend, and really highlight to them why we have been one of the leading virtual airlines within the Infinite Flight Community for so long.

Apply Now

Disclaimer

All other entry requirements found in our VA IFC thread or in our application form still apply. New pilots upon joining will be subject to stringent checks in their first week of joining to ensure they meet our standards of piloting. If the pilot cap is reached, applicants will be informed and put on the waitlist.


Word from Our Staff Team - Oliver P, Recruitment Manager

“As BAVA turns 5 years old, I’d like to take a step back and briefly speak about the growth of the VA over the past 5 years. The most obvious point of growth for the VA was the switch from Slack to Discord in early 2021. This was a positive step for the VA as we could introduce many good things such as a recruitment process with greater efficiency and voice channels, which give members a greater opportunity to talk with other members and gives members greater connection and a chance to get to know each other better. I hope to be able to see you at one of our birthday events, or in our applications soon”


Event Thread Details | Credits

Details:

This event thread is an extension of the British Airways Virtual Airline Infinite Flight Community Thread. All disclaimers and terms and conditions listed on our general community thread all apply here.

British Airways Virtual Airline is a non-profit organisation which is not connected, affiliated, or linked with British Airways PLC, OneWorld LLC, or any other airlines, airline parent companies, or airline partners. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Any queries or questions surrounding the operation of British Airways Virtual Airline should be directed to our Infinite Flight Community Thread .

Credits:

Event Thread Design, Graphics, and Wording: @Chris_Wing, @Rhys_V @Oliver_P
Event Planning and Organisers: @Rhys_V

With special thanks to all staff members at BAVA for their continued contribution to our virtual airline.


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I can join, any gates for me is okay! Looking forward to this event!

I’ll take a gate to LOWW in the BAVA Reserved list. Thanks

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I would like a gate at T5C (QVG reserved) EGLL-WSSS A388 - Callsign QVG808 for the fly out please thank you

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I will gladly take this route, on the start of the event on the 19th of November. Congratulations on 5 Years! Cheers to another great year.

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Sign me up for gate 326 to DFW American 777-300ER Callsign American 115VA

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I’ll take a Qantas VA reserved gate - Qantas 881VG.

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Can I have this route please.

Thank you

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I’ll hop along with Ethan but in an AA 789.

Callsign AAVA299

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I’ll take this gate please in the B777 please.

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Can I have this gate?

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Could I take this gate but to Prague instead as BAVA130?

Thanks!

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Can I have this gate please?

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I’ll take this gate, Saudia 001VA

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Requesting this gate please:

AI 150 | Air India | B788 | VOCI

Thank You!

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I’ll take this gate BA184VA

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I’ll take gate 522 to LXGB please.

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I’m definitely coming! Sign me up!

Can I please take this? BA298VA.

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Sign me up for any long haul route! Or you can sign me up to control the event! Whatever y’all want me to do!

I am very glad to be in BAVA! Happy 5th birthday, and hope that we have many more

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