Based on the real world fleet, routes and partners of Aer Lingus
We are working hard to offer a professional VA experience for pilots and controllers of all grades. Offering a great choice of routes from short regionals to ultra long hauls. Our simple yet enjoyable fleet offer crews some great challenges, and is further expanded by utilising aircraft from our Operator and Codeshare partners.
Events, group flights, a bespoke online crew centre (coming in 2020), and a friendly community are all part of how we plan to make the already amazing experience that is Infinite Flight, even more enjoyable!
Meet the team
|Management Team||Operations Team||Events Team|
|CEO||@Naz||Chief Pilot||@AviatorJack||Events Manager||Vacant|
|Head of Internal Affairs||Vacant|
We are keen to keep the VA as close is possible to the structure to the real world airline we are based on. Although Infinite Flight unfortunately doesn’t currently offer all the aircraft types in use by Aer Lingus (or even liveries on some that it does have), we have built our fleet from what is currently available. With the launch of the A350-900, with an Aer Lingus livery, we elected to adopt this aircraft for VA use, in place of the missing heavy fleet aircraft. Our crews also enjoy many opportunities to fly additional aircraft through our Codeshare partner routes!
Our route database comprises every real world flight (not just each route, but each flight number!) operated by Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional that’s possible to recreate in Infinite Flight! In addition we have partnered with a number of VAs who are real world Codeshare partners, offering even more choice as part of our ‘Routes of the Week’ feature - each carrying an hours multiplier bonus!
We enjoy working closely with the other IFVARB Approved VAs that form part of our codeshare and operator partner programs, based on real world Aer Lingus information. We currently offer occassional codeshare routes from the following partners, changing weekly to keep the available routes different and interesting!
- Air Canada Virtual
- Air France KLM
- Alaska Virtual
- British Airways VA
- Etihad Airways Virtual
- United Virtual
- VirtualBlue NEW!
Our Crew Rank System
|First Officer||15||EIDW/EGAC||Short Haul||A320/A321|
|Snr First Officer||40||EIDW/EICK/EIKN/EGAC||Medium Haul||A320/A321|
|Captain||70||All Bases||Long Haul||A320/A321/A333/A359|
|Snr Captain||120||All Bases||All Routes||All Fleet|
|Base Captain||180||All Bases||All Routes + Historic||All Fleet + Historic|
|Fleet Captain||250||All Bases||All Routes + Historic||All Fleet + Historic|
Crew Application Requirements
- At least 14 years of age
- IF Grade 3 or higher
- Violations/Landings less than 50%
- IFC registered, and in good standing
- Be able to use Discord for VA communications
- Complete and pass the application exam
- You will also have to pass a check-flight before logging for EIVA
Regular Events & Group Flights
We like to keep our crew happy and busy around the world, which is why our events team arrange for weekly VA group flights and flash flights. These feature either our own Aer Lingus VA routes, codeshare partner routes, historic flights or sometimes tribute flights.
‘Wild Rover’ The EIVA World Tour!
In addition to the team’s great efforts, we also recently started our World Tour event ‘Wild Rover’ where we are making our way around the IF globe showcasing our VA, aircraft, liveries and awesome crew on a 52 leg route. This is taking us to places that we would not normally fly to or visit, and offering a great experience and some interesting routes and airports that add to our VA experience!