Air China Virtual Official Thread • Today China. Tomorrow the World | The Best New VA of 2020!


600px-Instagram_icon twitter-icon-circle-blue-logo-preview free-youtube-logo-icon-2431-thumb

Screen Shot 2020-10-06 at 9.37.54 AM

Founded in early 2020, Air China Virtual is dedicated to constantly improving the pilot experience. Through events, partnerships, an intricate rank and reward system, an extensive fleet, and much more, we keep our pilots happy, healthy, and active. Additionally, our professional training program, Career Mode, and weekly educational lessons and events benefit all pilots, both old and new. Check out our website here!

A Message from our President and Founder

Welcome to CAVA,

I want to personally thank you for taking a look at our thread. Here at Air China Virtual we pride ourselves on fun, professionalism, and flying. As a member of the community, you’ve surely seen our callsign thrown around. Whether you hear if in IFATC, another VA, on Instagram, or even in the sim itself, you can tell that CAVA isn’t just four letters, it is a family. After all, that is what Air China Virtual is. A family. So I invite you to join us. Join the family. Join one of the leading virtual airlines in the Infinite Skies and see what it is like to travel from China today. The world tomorrow.

Yours truly,
Jarrett Schiedemeyer

Our Team – The Powerhouse of CAVA

Board Members

CAVAStaff @JarrettFlies President and Founder

Leading the big-picture operations at Air China Virtual, Jarrett is constantly looking for ways to improve the VA. He developed the website and crew center and manages the route system. Additionally, Jarrett oversees all recruitment, education, and events.

CAVAStaff @JulietTango Deputy President • Recruiting

Mr. Tango runs the Recruiting Department at CAVA. He is highly involved in the community through VOs and IFATC. If you have any inquiries about the VA, his door is always open!

CAVAStaff @Joseph.Barnett Deputy President • Pilot Management

Joseph oversees Air China Virtual’s general pilot base, education, and events.

CAVAStaff @yoshi_flyer Deputy President • Senior Management

Yoshi, as a Deputy President, oversees CAVA’s senior pilots, our career code, and internal affairs.

CAVAStaff @Shane Human Resources Manager

Shane manages pilot behavior, keeping track of activity and moderating our Slack channels.

CAVAStaff @Namir_Thobani Head of Internal Affairs

Namir runs the CAVA Crew Center, ensuring it is always in tip-top shape!

Support Staff

CAVAStaff @Pilot_Dave Recruiting Officer

David conducts tests and check rides to ensure the VA is made up of dedicated pilots who uphold flying etiquette and quality in Infinite Flight.

CAVAStaff @TranX Recruiting Officer

Collin conducts tests and check rides to ensure the VA is made up of dedicated pilots who uphold flying etiquette and quality in Infinite Flight.

CAVAStaff @MaxTheBandit Head of Career Mode

Max created and manages our Career Mode program.

CAVAStaff @Yaoring Chief Pilot

Yaoring manages CAVA’s pilots and keeps everyone accountable when it comes to activity requirements.

CAVAStaff @ToasterStroodie Education Officer

Danny, or ToasterStroodie, leads education at Air China Virtual. Coming out with “Training Tuesday” lessons each week, he ensures that all pilots are well-educated and representing the VA as best as possible.

CAVAStaff @lucaviness Public Relations Manager

In charge of public relations, Luca runs all of our social media platforms and is the voice of Air China Virtual on the Infinite Flight Community, maintaining our thread and account.


Peony Program

The Peony Program, named after the beautiful flower worn on Air China’s special 737 livery, is one of two career paths our pilots may choose from. With a requirement to fly once every 30 days and regular rank advancements, the program is fast-paced, laid back, and boasts a huge fleet. It is perfect for both CAVA first-timers and experienced pilots.

Ranks and Rewards

yellowcava Second Officer

cavaorange First Officer (25 hours)

cavapink Captain (75 hours)

cavablue Senior Captain (150 hours)

cavagreen Chief Captain (250 hours)

cavablack Airline Commander (400+ hours)

cavabrown Bronze Panda (450 hours)

cavasilver Silver Panda (550 hours)

cavagold Gold Panda (650 hours)

cavapremier Panda Premier (750 hours)

cavadiamond Panda Diamond (1000+ hours)

Career Mode

Career Mode is Air China Virtual’s realistic, sophisticated, and serious program. While it does take longer to advance through, Career Mode comes with great rewards. All decisions affect future goals and are completely up to the pilot. Pilots start out in the TBM, eventually working up to the A350. Learn more here.


AMECO stands for Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation Limited. AMECO is owned by Air China. At Air China Virtual, we offer a plethora of AMECO Maintenance Flights a month. These flights have specific instructions and can be anything from flying a 737-800 that had its engine replaced and needs to be returned to Frankfurt from Beijing to a United 777-300ER that needs to be ferried back to Newark after having a Cargo Door replaced in Beijing! Any rank may fly AMECO routes!

Air China VIP Services

Unlocked at the senior captain rank, Air China VIP Services is a series of monthly routes that focus on VIP and Luxury Private transportation. From flying the Chinese Diplomats on the 747-8 to technology company leaders in the 777-200LR or even business people in the Citation X, Air China VIP Services is all about traveling to unique places with unique aircraft. After reaching the Panda ranks, pilots may fly various aircraft to and from any airport!

4000+ routes. 6 continents. 34 aircraft variants. 32 codeshare airlines. 1 Air China.

Screen Shot 2020-10-06 at 9.42.40 AM


Screen Shot 2020-10-06 at 9.48.07 AM


Screen Shot 2020-10-06 at 9.48.52 AM

We’d love to have you onboard! Take a look at our requirements below and then click the banner above to apply!


  • At Least 13 Years of Age

  • Valid IF Pro Subscription

  • Grade 3 (access to the Expert Server)

  • Valid IFC account

  • Good Standing on the IFC

  • Access to Slack (communication app)

  • Ability to fly a route at least once a month

Air China Virtual is not affiliated with Air China Airlines, Infinite Flight, or any other organization.



Beautiful thread! It’s my pleasure to be staff here, everyone in the VA is awesome, staff and pilots included 💙.


Amazing thread! CAVA is the best out there! Definitely not biased hehe


Vueling Virtual is proud to partner with such an amazing VA, we love this thread!

Vueling Virtual


Great new thread, guys!

Malaysia Airlines Virtual


I’m proud to be a pilot here at CAVA. One of the most if not the most active VA out there!


Join this VA. You will not regret it!


Such a beautiful Thread, happy to be in the CAVA family😍❤


Loving the new thread! On behalf of El Al Virtual, it’s an honor to be partnered with you guys! Here’s to a strong and healthy future!


I am so proud to lead these pilots and staff to where we are today. I am so proud of the staff who constantly do everything they can to better the pilots experience. I am also so proud of the 60+ pilots that constantly push me to be the best version of myself that I can be! What an amazing Virtual Airline! (totally not biased) ;)


Great thread I’m proud to be a pilot here.


Nice thread!


Beautiful thread, I am so proud to be a staff member here.


Lovely thread and definitely the best VA I know of. All the very best in the future Air China Virtual. Special thanks to all staff and @JarrettFlies



We are extremely excited to be partnered with this amazing VA!


Gorgeous thread! Whoever made those banners and took that codeshare picture deserves a raise 😏

Happy to be a part of the CAVA family <3


Awesone thread guys! So glad to be a pilot here!

@OldAirChinaVirtual @JarrettFlies I like dat^ 👀


Truly the most memorable virtual airline I have ever been apart of aside from being staff!


One of the best VA’s out there! Im so glad to be a part of it!


Great VA!
Great Staffs & Pilots!