Welcome To Capital Virtual Airlines!
Capital Virtual Airlines is the newest Infinite Flight Community Virtual Airline.
CVA was officially approved by the IFVARB on March 30th, 2018 and commenced operations on March 31st, 2018. We have quadrupled our original size since opening and have grown to fit our community.
We started with a team of two: Capt. Dwyer and Capt. Alex, who had ideas for a fun and professional environment that operated in all parts of the globe. After much contemplating, CVA was born. The company started up with a website and a hope to go farther. The original fleet was comprised of 7 different planes and 78 destinations globally. As the company grew to serve 151 destinations in all 6 populated continents. The community has grown since then, but we have kept to our ideals. We now offer pilots a discord, and google classroom, and a vast IFC community. Pilots can now fly virtually anywhere in the world, with future plans to add over 40 new routes to destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and South Pacific. We keep accurate track of our goals and future improvements with our newest internal improvement the CVA Roadmap, a detailed list of things we are doing to improve the airline.
Our Fleet Consists of 7 aircraft with one more coming soon:
- Airbus A319
- Airbus A320
- Boeing 737-7
- Boeing 737-8
- Boeing 757 (Retiring Soon)
- Boeing 787-8
- Boeing 777-300
- McDonnell Douglas MD-11
- Airbus A321 (Coming Soon)
The community is member driven, so occasionally we will vote on new additions to the fleet. The 757 will be retiring soon and all 757 route will be replace with the Airbus A321 (given the circumstances allow for it). Certain Aircraft may be flown by certain ranking officers, see more on the ranks tab.
All Pictures Credited to CVA’s Graphic Designer @Cayden_Smith
Our community follows a strict order of ranks, determined by flight time, event attendance and overall participation. Below is a flow chart stating ranks and required hours:
While flying hours count the most, positive influence and participation will be taken into consideration, and ranking is ultimately decided by staff members. Any staff member has full right to demote a pilot who is irresponsible.
Our community is based in our Discord server, were staff discuss future plans and events, and where pilots chat about all things aviation and non aviation related. All servers are closely monitored and support is guaranteed if anything happens to go wrong.
We also take advantage of Google Classroom, an online environment with easy access to documents, forms and spreadsheets hosted by Google itself! Participation is optional, although it is highly encouraged, as this is the source where all pilot info can easily be found.
Our website is a good source for any info regarding rules and regulations as well, we highly encourage all pilots to look at the website before asking any easily answered questions
Who Are We? Mission Statement and Principals:
CVA is a community like no other. Offering everyone equal opportunity to just fly! We offer the awesome people of IFC a community run by fun and laid back staff, that aren’t afraid to get things done! Constantly improving, we are a home away from home and are centered around the ideals of Professionalism, Community, Scholarship, And Above All: A Love For Aviation. We strive to be a VA run by our own members, with votes taken before any choice are made (unless staff interference is mandatory). We vote on our fleet, our style and in the future, our staff! CVA is the perfect place to begin your aviation career, with endless support and help from the community!
Complete Guide To Becoming A Successful CVA Pilot:
File an application, which can be found of the front page of our website. Staff will review your application as soon as possible.
You will receive a confirmation DM on IFC from a staff member, who will instruct you in scheduling a flying test. You will also have to take a written test.
We offer a fast test program, where any pilot above Grade 4, will only have to take a portion of the written test, and then will be eligible to join CVA.
After receiving results from a staff member, you are officially part of CVA! After receiving results (assuming you pass) you can immediately begin flying for credit with CVA.
Reminder that you may only fly the aircraft allowed by your rank.
Attendance is important! To be successful, you need to get to know your fellow pilots! We are a community, and we want you to be a part of it! Take advantage of the Discord, Classroom and IFC to communicate with pilots and staff. The better standing you have in the community, the better chance you have at being successful.
Once you’ve gone through the ranks and you have gained seniority, you are allowed to write tutorials, classes and sheets explaining complicated concepts to pilots with less experience. Community Event attendance is crucial and if you are looking to become a Captain and beyond, you must take advantage of our weekend flights.
Depending on a wide range of variables, someday, you may be excepted into the CVA Staff, most likely as a Trainer or Instructor. At this point you are now a ‘top dog’ and should consider yourself VERY successful!
Requirements To Become A Pilot
All pilots wanting to join CVA should have the following:
- Live Subsciption
- Basic Knowledge of Aviation
- 20 Total Flight Hours At Minimum
- 20 Total Landings At Minimum
- Desire and Enthusiasm To Fly
- Easy IFC, Discord and Google Classroom Access
- Be Able to Attend 25% Of Events and Maintain One Flight A Week
- Be Able To Respond To Staff DM’s in A Timely Manner
- Respect for All Other Pilots Regardless of Background
Airline General - @CaptainDwyer
American Region General - @CaptainDwyer
Europe Region General - @AJH_1994
Oceania/Australia Region General - @Jake_Savage
ATC Commander - @Aviator_Airbus
Event Coordinator - @GolferRyan
Hour Secretary - For Hire (Please See Post Below!)
Instructor - @Sam_Neale
Graphic Designer - @Cayden_Smith
Special Thanks To All Of Our Staff, Working Hard To Make CVA The Best VA Around!
Capital Virtual Airlines is IFVARB Approved
As we continue to grow, we have very high hopes for the future. Always looking forward, our staff plan and create everyday to help make CVA better than ever before!
In the future we hope to schedule events every other Saturday, giving everyone opportunities to join us as we push away the struggles of life and look to the sky.
We will continue to improve sites like our website, Discord, and Classroom everyday until it is perfect!
We are currently working on multiple partnerships with other VA’s and VO’s
We are planning new systems to keep track of flight time and ranks.
Most Importantly, we will continue to create new routes, new pilot resources, and and new opportunities for everyone!
We here at CVA are always pleased to welcome new members! We will always continue to help pilots grow and learn. We hope you consider joining us on our adventure to the sky.