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Welcome to British Airways Virtual, a Virtual Airline brought to you by IAGVA dedicated to replicating the professionalism and grandeur of the World’s Favourite Airline; known for more than 100 years history, diverse fleet and for flying more people to more places than any other airline.
As a well respected Virtual Airline, and one of the earliest VAs to form seven years ago, we boast a large pilot base, partnerships with numerous other VAs, and years of experience in running a successful VA. Our friendly staff members make BAVA an exciting and welcoming environment to further your love of flight, and with our regular events, weekly featured routes and Career Challenge there’s never a dull moment when flying with us.
At IAGVA we benefit from a huge variety of in-app aircraft, with nearly every aircraft in the British Airways fleet represented in app, from the miniscule CRJ700 to the majestic DC10, or the unique A318 to the enormity of the A380; we are able to accurately reflect the procedures of British Airways from the early jet-age right up to the present day.
Our Crew Centre is totally designed in house, and has numerous features such as a Career Challenge, personalised logbook and ACARS functionality.
At IAGVA we have many opportunties to earn flight time multipliers to make climbing ranks a breeze. If that wasn’t enough, we also offer pilots a wide selection of routes (with multipliers) each week from across the OneWorld Alliance, as well as annually partnering with a different Virtual Airline to offer pilots special routes from outside our partner network.
|Rank 1||0 hours||E175, E190, CRJ Family, CL35, Dash 8, B717|
|Rank 2||15 Hours||A319, A320, B737-700, B737-800|
|Rank 3||35 Hours||A220, A321, B737-900|
|Rank 4||60 Hours||B757-200, B767-300|
|Rank 5||100 Hours||B777 Family (B772, B77L, B77W, B77F), A330-300, A330neo|
|Rank 6||150 Hours||B787-8, B787-9, B787-10, A340-600|
|Rank 7||200 Hours||A350-900, A380, B747-200, MD-11|
|Rank 8||250 Hours||A318|
|Deputy President’s Award||300 Hours||DC10|
|President’s Award||500 Hours||B747-400|
With IAGVA, when you unlock an aircraft, you unlock all available routes that it offers. At Rank 2, you’ll have the choice of commuter hops from Miami to Tampa on American Airlines, or transatlantic services out of Shannon on Aer Lingus; just think, with IAGVA you’ll be able to operate Long Haul services at just Rank 2!
We also offer one of the most diverse route networks of any Virtual Airlines, with British Airways routes stretching from the Azores to the Falkland Islands, Vueling routes from Krasnodar to Valladolid, and Aer Lingus from Donegal to Cleveland. After all, British Airways carried more people to more places than any other airline.
Our codeshare network is equally extensive, from Fiji Airways’ transpacifics to ultra long hauls from the Middle East to New Zealand on Qatar Airways; we have codeshares with over 20 airlines, and through partnerships are able to offer Pilots routes to fly on even more.
Our Airline Partners
Royal Air Maroc
TUI Virtual Group
OneWorld Explorer Partners
At IAGVA, we reward pilots for their commitment to the VA and therefore only promote from within our VA. Our staff team includes:
Senior Leadership Team
Chris, CEO – Hailing from Switzerland, Chris is the 7th Chief of BAVA and has been managing the VA since 2020. Chris specialises in computing, and built our crew centre and website entirely from scratch.
Louis, COO – From London, Louis has been second-in-command at BAVA since early 2022, and is responsible for managing our route network, OneWorld Explorer routes and Career Challenge
Operational Leadership Team
Jimi, and Nate, Flight Supervisors – Based in the USA and Dominica, our diverse and multilingual flight supervision team manage all Pireps and Rank Ups at our VA
Ben, Route Manager - UK based Ben is a young yet experienced staff member who manages our Routes of the Week and helps to keep our 4400+ routes updated.
Ruan, HR Manager – BAVA007 himself, based between South Africa and Georgia, Ruan is the go to for help with all HR related requests
Ben and Martijn, Events - Along side their staff position Ben and Martijn run our events department boasting 3 weekly flights all of which come with some ATC included!
Martijn and Mason, Recruitment – Hailing from the Netherlands and the USA, or Recruitment team is always on hand to get new additions set up in our VA
The joining process for British Airways Virtual is simple. We ask that you fill out our application form, and our Recruitment Manager or another member of our staff team will make contact with you to proceed with your application. We have a 20 question test and require a pass mark of 80%, however, you are welcome to retake this test if you don’t succeed on your first attempt. Our test requires a basic knowledge of flight and ATC principles and some awareness of British Airways’ operations. On completion we invite you to join our busy Discord server.
We are the only major Virtual Airline to offer codeshare routes to pilots on Day 1 of joining
On joining you will immediately gain access to a wide range of aircraft, with seven different airlines represented. You will be able to fly British Airways Cityflyer routes out of London City, Edinburgh, Southampton and other regional UK bases, as well as access to British Airways’ historic network out of Birmingham and in France.
British Airways Virtual Airline 2023