El Al Virtual | Two Years and Counting | 2022 Official Thread

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A Message from Our CEO

Greetings, IFC!

As 2022 progresses at a shockingly rapid rate, I am pleased to announce that today is the second anniversary of El Al Virtual’s IFVARB approval! It has been one heck of a journey, and I am pleased to have been a part of it.

Leading off of that, El Al Virtual seeks to try new things every day. Offering a variety of aircraft, destinations, and opportunities, our staff team, and our pilots strive to do the best we can quotidian.

With that, I invite you to join El Al Virtual and explore the skies above Israel. Become a part of us; the most friendly, welcoming environment.

Warmest Regards,
Zachary Friedman
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
El Al Virtual

Pilot Testimonials

“Upon joining El Al Virtual in August 2021, I so quickly fond myself at home. The VA has a wonderfully close-knit community which allows members to express themselves freely and enjoy the full benefits of being in a Virtual Orginization with other like-minded people.”


“I’ve always felt at home in this group. The staff are some of the friendliest people I have ever met, and the routes have allowed me to explore many beautiful places I otherwise may never have visited. As well as this, the group maintains strong activity and there is never a time where this group feels dull.”

- @uh.dxvid

“I joined LYVA in September, the moment I joined the Discord sever, I knew that I’ve found the right VA. Everyone has been so kind and it was amazing to find like-minded aviation enthusiasts who love (and hate) the same things as me. LYVA has an awesome, warm community and it’s something you can’t find in any other VA.”

- @Starman

Our Approach

As the only Israeli VA in Infinite Flight, our goal is to represent what we have to offer. Some may take it that our country and airline are small compared to countries like the U.S. with three mainline carriers; however, we have just as much to offer, if not more. The pride we take in representing Israel is exceptional. Seeing our flag on the tail of our aircraft soaring at 34,000 feet is something no other airline could say, unless you’re flying El Al, of course!


A quality Virtual Airline/Orginization is one that prides themself in their work. At El Al Virtual, we are proud to do just that. A prime example of how we do this is our simple yet important application process. To ensure that any prospecive pilot will maintain, and exceed, the core prinicples at LYVA, our application process thorougly reviews each applicans IFC and other IF-affiliated profiles. Following is an exam that puts each applicant’s knowledge to the test. If passing, the prospective pilot will be admitted into the VA. However, fear not, if the the applicant does not meet the required test score, they will be enrolled in our training program specificlly built around them.

Our Support

Our trained and well-rounded staff are here to support you and help you with anything around the clock. Whether you send an inquiry via email or PM via the IFC, you are guaranteed a response within 24 hours!

El Al Virtual Staff Team

The El Al Virtual staff team is a dedicated set of individuals available around the clock to address any concerns or questions. With a wide variety of experience, our staff consists of seasoned pilots to experienced IFATC controllers. Click the drop-downs below to view our team!

Senior Management

Chief Executive Officer: @Zachary

Chief Operating Officer: @CaptainZac

Human Resources Manager: @Nightt


Affairs Manager: @Avi523

Chief Pilot: @PilotPeanutButter

Social Media Manager: @geauxsaints

El Al Virtual Fleet

Operating the Boeing 737-800, 737-900ER, 777-200ER, 787-8, 787-9, El Al Virtual mirrors El Al’s fleet.

El Al Virtual Route Map

At LYVA, we aim for the best pilot experience. For this reason, our routes are constantly evolving to match El Al’s real destination map!


El Al Cargo, El Al COVID, El Al Historical, El Al VIP, and Codeshare routes are not pictured in this map.

El Al Virtual Rank System

Rank Hour Requirements Aircraft Unlocked Program(s) Unlocked
Second Officer 0-30 Hours B738 El Al Traditional
First Officer 30-70 Hours B739, B772 El Al Traditional
Senior First Officer 70-150 Hours B788 El Al Traditional
Captain 150-500 Hours B744, B789 El Al Cargo
Senior Captain 500-750 Hours N/A El Al Historical, El Al COVID
Commander 750+ Hours N/A El Al Executive

The El Al B78X may be used in lieu of the Generic B789

El Al Virtual Codeshare Rank System
Rank Hour Requirements Aircraft Unlocked Program(s) Unlocked
Second Officer 0-30 Hours DH8D, CRJ2, CRJ7, E170, E175, E190, A220, A319, A320, B737, B738 Standard
First Officer 30-70 Hours A321, B739 Standard
Senior First Officer 70-150 Hours A333, B752, B763, B772, B77L, B788 Standard
Captain 150+ A339, A359, B744, B77W, B789, B78X Standard

El Al Virtual Codeshare Partners

Allowing our pilots to expand into new regions, codeshares are a vital part of our VA. While a few of our partners aren’t inline with our real-world counterpart, we do not regret the decision to branch out. It’s one of the reasons our pilots love flying with us!

El Al Virtual Crew Center

vaBase is a sophisticated all-in-one Crew Center that offers a multitude of features. These include, but are not limited to, easy-to-complete PIREPs, integrated events, and a comprehensive route database with a dispatch center. El Al Virtual is proud to use this software, and we are constantly updating it to ensure the best experience for our pilots!

Convinced? Join Us Now!


Age 13+.
Valid and active Infinite Flight subscription.
Grade 2+.
Valid IFC account (in good standing).
One flight/month minimum.
Access to Discord.

Apply Here


El Al Virtual is a virtual airline exclusively for the mobile flight simulator Infinite Flight. We have no connection or affiliation with El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. or any other real-world airline. All El Al trademarks (including logos and icons) referenced or displayed in this thread remain the property of El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.
© 2022 El Al Virtual

This thread and its contents were created by @Zachary. Credit for the main banner goes to @DeerCrusher. Credit for our logos go to @hass.ik and @MxP.


Beautiful thread! It is an honor to be involved with LYVA.

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Awesome new Thread LYVA! Proud to be part of this wonderful VA.


Great thread, we are pleased to be a partner.

CEO of Avianca Virtual

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A true honour to be part of this brilliant VA, happy 2 years! 🥂


Wonderful thread! Super excited and proud to be apart of LYVA!


This new thread looks absolutely stunning, good work everyone!


Thanks for the support, all! We will continue to iterate on what we have for an even better experience.

Oh, and to the new pilots we’ve gotten: you’re killing it! Welcome home! ❤️


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