Welcome To The Official Thread of Air Canada Virtual
“Travel, Explore, Experience | Voyagez, Explorerez, Expérience”
Air Canada Virtual Airlines was founded in January of 2018 by Sean Hickey. He brought together a team of 5 individuals from many different VA’s with many different talents. Within 5 days of opening, we had over 25 active pilots and were immediately making an impact in the community. In June of 2018, Sean decided that it was best if he moved on and put the VA in the hands of Nate. Since then, we have made many staff changes, updates & more all for the improvement of the VA’s quality by following the saying, “quality over quantity.” That is something we believe in and stick to every day as we add things to improve this VA!
It is my honour to present to you, this new and improved VA. Back in 2018, my then-staff team and I developed this VA and making sure, your stay as comfortable as possible. I want to firstly thank my team who have put all it takes into building a VA. I’m happy to see the progress this VA has made in the past years. And I’m confident it will succeed in the years to come. Happy landings!
Founder of ACVA
When you start your career and adventures with Air Canada Virtual, you’ll start with our Air Canada Express Fleet, which includes our regional and USA departures aircraft. The DH8D, CRJ2, and E175 are all aircraft you can start flying with anywhere in Canada and the USA!
Images above highlight the aircraft that are unlocked at the Cadet rank.
Air Canada Virtual, has chosen a team that dedicates their spare time to make ACVA a wonderful place for all. Our Staff & Admins have experience in the Virtual Airline field of profession.
Click to see their names below.
|President & CEO, @CR3W||Evan is our President and Chief Executive Officer, ready to take charge and bring this VA back to its full potential. If you have any ideas for the VA, feel free to contact him. He’ll be working with the rest of the staff team to ensure the VA is a positive experience for all Pilots.|
|Deputy President, @flyinggoosey||Alexander is our Deputy President and is responsible for recruitment, external affairs, and taking the role of president when the president is out of town. He is thrilled to be on the team and is willing to answer any questions you may have! Feel free to pm him when needed.|
|Codeshares & Relations, @Krypton||Andres is our NEW Codeshares & Relations member who will primarily focus on our relationship with partners in all capacity and our codeshare agreements. With a solid background with route management and friendly attitude, Andres bring to the table the desired skillset needed for the position.|
|Events Manager, @AviatorJake||Jake is our Events Manager, providing quality events for both the public and exclusive events for members of Air Canada Virtual. He works diligently to provide ACVA with the best for our pilots. If you have any input or ideas don’t hesitate to contact him at any time.|
|Flight Manager, @ItsBlitz||Kamryn works as our Flight Manager, providing assistance with slack management, the training program, and managing our crew centre. Feel free to shoot him a PM if you have any questions or concerns.|
|Support Staff, @Connor_Champagne||Connor is our Support Staff member. With his background knowledge of the virtual airline in its entirety, he was a perfect fit for this role to help out our team where needed.|
Since our opening in 2018, we’ve gone through multiple changes to our application process and selection process. As of now, we require pilots to log a flight every 30 days. Additionally, we have put the following requirements in place as well:
- Age 15+
- IF Grade 3+
- An Infinite Flight Pro Subscription
- An Infinite Flight Community Account TL1 (Basic User) or higher
- Access to Discord
Welcome to the team! We’re excited to have you. When you initially join, you will receive a PM from our staff team. This will include your brand new badge, your ACVA callsign, and your Crew Centre login credentials. Please do respond as soon as it’s most convenient for you. Failure to do so within 7 days could result in termination from ACVA.
Looking for Events? We have several that take place throughout the week and weekend!
Internal Events - Max often publishes internal events once or twice a week to provide a fun flight to bring our pilots together. These are anywhere from a fun flight in the DH8D to landing competitions! We love being able to bring our pilots together during these events.
External Events - We post events here on the IFC periodically. This is to allow our community of pilots to share our welcoming bond with you, the public. We love sharing our magic and openness with you all and we have had great success with these events!
Star Alliance Virtual, founded in 2021, brings together some of Infinite Flight’s most prominent VAs together, working in harmony to expand our global route network through codeshares. While keeping our route network big, we strive to keep our community engagement even bigger through community events.
We’re very proud to call the following VAs a Partner of Air Canada Virtual. The team of both parties put tremendous amounts of work to complete such a task. ACVA has teamed up with some VAs to further enhance the pilot experience on top of what we already offer. This allows ACVA and other parties to release more routes for pilots to fly. Along with routes, our partnerships also extend our fleet. Our network is quite huge, and we don’t plan on stopping.
Air Canada Virtual Airlines is in no way affiliated with Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, Air Canada Rouge, or any other affiliate/partner. Our logos are owned by Air Canada with slight modifications to them.
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