AirFrance-KLM VA| Elevating the Love of Flight

Photo Competition Results Week 13

The bi-weekly photo competition gives members the opportunity to show their work to the community, while earning bonus hours when finishing on the podium. It’s a great way to earn some hours and to share your creativity within the given theme of the week. The winner is chosen by the members through voting on their favourite submission(s).

Winner

This week’s theme was edits, and with 15 votes the winner is:

@CaptainAftab

I would like to thank all participants of this round for participating!

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Woutopia
Air France - KLM Virtual Airline
Deputy HR Manager & Route Manager

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Want to know all about our great VA?
Don’t hesitate, visit our website and apply, right now!

We welcome our newest staff member @grizzly.saahir as Flight Instructor.

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Sunday evening and we are flying!

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It’s Tuesday again!

Time for another AFKLM Tuesdays Event. Tonight we leave from Incheon and take our KLM B772 down to Taipei! Staffed with our own ATC as usual!

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We have just announced the 7th edition of our famous World Tour, starting on Saturday 22nd of July. A grand tour of more than 110 hours around the world, with a great variety of aircraft and stunning destinations to discover.

Compete against fellow AFKLM members for great prizes for the top contenders of the tour, or fly it at your own pace in the two months ahead of us, it’s all fair game! For more information, visit our World Tour thread below:

World Tour Thread


Are you ready to join us at AFKLM VA? Click the link below to see all our requirements and to start your AFKLM VA journey today!

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The World Tour is in full progress. It’s great to see pilots submitting us our great pictures

Alaska is for sure one of the favorite destinations in WT7, thanks to @gabyu for sending this stunning picture!

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STAFF TEAM CHANGES


Chief Operating Officer

After working for AFKLM VA for years, our COO Phil had to wave goodbye from the staff team after real life priorities consumed all his time. From the whole team, we’d like to thank Phil for all he’s done for us for the past few years as a flight instructor, chief pilot, HR manager and finally as COO.

With Phil departing from the staff team, we are pleased to announce that @KJKLM281 has taken over the role of COO after already working for us as a Route Manager and Event Manager, trying to maximise realism where possible. He’s truly been vital to keeping this community going and we’re looking forward to the next chapter with Kevin as our Chief Operating Officer!

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Chief Human Resources

Jean-Pierre, our CHR, also decided to step down from his position as he was not able to combine real-life with the VA. He joined the staff team back in May 2022 and has been with the HR department ever since. After Manav stepped down last year, JP took over as CHR and continued to be a welcoming staff member trying his best to make new pilots feel welcomed into the community. Thank you JP for all your hard work!

Continuing as our new Chief Human Resources is @Woutopia, who’s been with the staff team for a year now and joining the HR department back in March of 2023. Since joining the HR team, he’s been working together with JP to help new recruits getting started and answering as many questions as possible. We are confident Wouter will be able to continue welcoming new pilots in a professional and friendly way and look forward having him around!

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Why the is the age requirement so strict?

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Hey Kyle,

We have set the requirement at 15 to ensure we have a mature and professional environment for all our pilots. We believe this is best achieved with the current requirements. Hopefully this answers your question.

Kind Regards,

Woutopia
Chief Human Resources

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Can I still join if I’m 14?

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Hey,

Unfortunately not, however you’re more than welcome to join once you turn 15!

Kind Regards,

Woutopia
Chief Human Resources

Congratulations @KJKLM281 @Woutopia on your new roles! Well deserved roles!

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The World Tour is Over!

After 2 months we have concluded the 7th edition of our World Tour! With 53 pilots joining, 1045 flights logged and 3443 combined hours flown we can call this a massive success!

The World Tour team will now go back into hiding, but rest assured, they will return bigger, better and stronger!


Join us today so you don’t miss out on future events!

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A small, but lovely Saturday evening event!
Full ATC again, thanks to our large base of own IFATC controllers.



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Unexpected Meet-up in Sao Paulo

After a long 12 hour flight, @John370 met our fellow pilot @Gabyu holding short for the long flight back to base.

Fun fact: did you know that all B77W’s in KLM’s fleet are named after famous national parks around the world?


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With about 150 very active pilots, you always run this change! It was great @Gabyu was holding short for this nice picture!!

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Celebrating birthdays in style

Today 90 years ago on October 7th 1933, Air France was inaugurated at Paris-Le Bourget airport, and has been delivering excellence ever since!

Not only does Air France exist 90 years today, it’s also the birthday of the World’s oldest airline still flying under it’s original name: KLM! Today they turned a whopping 104 years old!

To celebrate this occasion, we decided to host a cross-over event, flying from Paris to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to London (KLM’s first route). The routes met each other above Belgium, after which the London group flew west towards the UK. Thanks to all our members who celebrated this occasion with us!

AFKLM Anniversary Crossover event


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Very nice event! And today we are gonna join the @QatariVirtual event. We will fly our B77F empty from Paris to Stansted and from there we fully load the plane and are gonna fly to Doha!

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2023 AFKLM Community Events(14)

AFKLM Presents: The Atlantic Crossing

We are hosting a community event on the 27th of October, which we’d like to invite everyone to. For all the details on the event, please check out event thread here!

Let’s turn the Atlantic in a sea of airplanes, fly along the most dedicated pilots and discover the virtual world as we fly out of Europe and the Middle East!
Grab some snacks and most importantly, enough fuel and fly out of the busiest hubs like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris and encounter the strong winds over the Atlantic!


Interested in joining AFKLM? All participating members will receive a 3x multiplier when participating in the event, ideal to progress through ranks quickly! Apply today and complete the academy before the start of the event!

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