America West Virtual Airlines is structured similarly to the now-defunct real world airline, America West! We operate the CRJ-200 (Generic), the ERJ 175 (U.S. Airways), the Airbus A320 (U.S. Airways), and most importantly, the luxurious Boeing 757 (America West)! We are a small, but expanding community of aviation enthusiasts and we would love to welcome you on board! We serve routes all over America, Canada, and Mexico from our two hubs, Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport and the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. You can find a list of our routes HERE!
Meet Our Team!
Social Media Manager: @Robertine
Website Manager: @Ironman_Ballets
Internal Affairs: @Alex_p
Pilot Support: Vacant - Hiring!
Graphic Designer: Vacant - Hiring!
Pilot Recruitment: Vacant - Hiring!
Route Manager: Vacant - Hiring!
Mentors (Pilot Training Department):
Chief Flight Instructor: Vacant
We have a dedicated and kind team committed to providing you with the best experience possible while at AWVA and we would love to welcome you on board!
Our routes stretch from the west coast of the United States, all the way to the east coast, up to Canada, and down to Mexico! A full list of routes is available here!
In the beautiful America West livery, the luxurious Boeing 757 serves many of our destinations along the east coast!
We fly the A320 in the US Airways livery to many of our destinations along the west coast and central America!
Embraer E175 & Bombardier CRJ-200
These aircraft fly our regional routes to our more remote airports in our route database and to many of our Mexico destinations!
Our upcoming features and proposed ideas include the following:
A finance system to ‘purchase’ aircraft to fly, change location, etc.
A system to allow the community to schedule charter flights on our aircraft!
A more in-depth career mode where flight schedules are chosen for the pilot!
Apply for America West Virtual Airlines!
Your steps to becoming a pilot at AWVA!
Ensure you meet our requirements! Please make sure that you are 15 years of age (Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis), have an IFC Account (you should if you’re reading this!), have an active Infinite Flight Pro Subscription, be Grade 3 or higher in Infinite Flight and have less than a 0.25 violation to landing ratio.
Visit our apply page on our website and select the appropriate application (Staff/Pilot).
Fill out all applicable boxes and submit the application. Wait for a response from one of our staff members! We recommend watching an aviation-themed movie while you wait! ;)
A staff member will invite you to our Slack server where you will be given an orientation.
You will then take a short ten-question test to assess your knowledge of IFR and VFR flight and ATC communication. Depending on how you do on this test, you will either be admitted into our training program or sent to a check ride.
Once you’ve passed your check ride, you are officially part of our team of pilots and will be free on your own!