Welcome to Finnair Virtual’s Official Thread!
Finnair Virtual has been recently approved by IFVARB, and we are now taking applications for anyone who wants to fly with us!
Finnair Virtual Airlines was founded by @Hardlanding_Hussain on June the 26th 2020. From that moment on, our growing team has strived to maintain professionalism and worked hard throughout the IFVARB approval period to bring our pilots the best experience.
Hello, fellow IFC Members! I’m Hussain, I’m from the country of India, but I live in Kuwait. I purchased Infinite Flight in early February 2020, and now, 6 months later, here I am starting a new VA, this is thanks to the amazing IF community! I’m fairly new to Aviation as well, but since I joined the IFC, I have learned so much about Aviation! Here at AYVA, our goal is to strive for professionalism and friendliness, and make this VA one of the best, if not the best VA in Infinite Flight! So what are you waiting for? Come and Fly Finnish with us!
We use AirTable for logging flights, pilot stats, and routes. AirTable offers a very smooth and user-friendly experience and is also very modern.
Finnair Virtual offers more than 200 Finnair destinations, along with more than 400 codeshare routes! To see them in more detail, or search for destinations you want to fly to, click in the link below!
Our fleet consists of modern aircraft, that include but are not limited to:
ATR 72-500 (The Generic Q400 is used in Infinite Flight to represent it)
This aircraft is mainly used for short hops across Finland or some short-haul flights to Europe. Finnair operates 12 of these aircraft. However, this aircraft isn’t in Infinite Flight, therefore it is replaced by the Q400.
Embraer E190 (Generic Livery)
The E190 is mainly used for domestic and short hauls. Finnair operates a total of 12 of these aircraft.
Airbus A319 (Generic Livery)
The A319 is the smallest Airbus plane Finnair operates. Finnair has 8 of these aircraft and uses it for short hauls.
Airbus A320 (Generic Livery)
The A320 is used for short and medium hauls. Finnair currently has 10 of this bird.
The A321 is mainly used for medium hauls, however, it does sometimes replace the A320 on popular short hauls. Finnair operates a total of 19 of this aircraft.
This aircraft is retired, although we do still use it, It’s routes are categorized as historical, the 757 flies to many exotic destinations!
Airbus A330-300 (Generic Livery)
The A333 is used for long hauls, but sometimes it can operate popular medium hauls too! Finnair has a total of 8 A333s.
Airbus A340-500 (The Generic A346 is used in Infinite Flight to represent it)
Just like the 752, the Finnair Airbus A340-500 is retired, but we still fly it and categorize it’s routes as Historical, the A340 is used for many popular long hauls! There is no A340-500 in Infinite Flight, so we use the Generic A340-600 instead.
This the newest aircraft in our fleet. It is used for long hauls, but sometimes can also operate popular medium hauls. Finnair has a total of 14 A359s.
In addition, our partners have aircraft all the way from Q400s to 747s in their fleet, meaning our pilots can enjoy a massive variety of planes.
This is our Rank Structure, With our system, you can choose from many routes even if you have just joined!
|Rank||Hours Needed||Aircraft Unlocked|
|Trainee||0||FIN ATR72, E190, SBI170, ICE DHC8, BAW A318, JLJE170, AAL 175|
|Charter Second Officer||15||FIN A319, A320, CCA A319, A320, 738, MAS 738, IBE CRJ-1000, A319, AAL CRJ-700, E175, JAL 738, QFA 738, A330, JST 788, BAW A319, SBI A319, VTI 738, A320|
|Charter First Officer||30||FIN 757, A321, SBI A320, A321, LAT A320, IBE A320, AAL A321, QTR A320, HVN A321|
|Charter Captain||50||FIN A330, QTR A330, MAS A330, CCA A330, ICE 757, JAL 767|
|First Officer||85||FIN A350, HVN A350, B789 QTR A350, CCA 789, LAT A350, BAW 772|
|Captain||120||CCA 77W, BAW 77W, 789, LAT 789|
|Senior Captain||200||BAW 744, CCA 744|
Our team has come up with a system to award our pilots who contribute to our VA and join in with our events frequently.
|Award||Total Hours in Events||Perks|
|Pronssi Palkinto||25||Priority pushback in events|
|Hopea Palkinto||50||Be able to lead events|
|Kulta Palkinto||75||2.5x multiplier in all events unless stated otherwise|
|Platina Palkinto||150||3x multiplier in all events unless stated otherwise|
|Timantti Palkinto||200||Be able to choose a route for an event twice a month|
Our VA has partnered up with a lot of different VAs in order to give a variety of routes and aircraft for our pilots!
Senior Management Team
Hi! I’m Hussain! I’m from the country of India, but I live in Kuwait, I’m the CEO of Finnair Virtual! I aim to be as friendly, kind, and welcoming as possible to everyone! Feel free to drop me a PM on the IFC! If you wanna know anything about AYVA, wanna have a chat, or have me escort you! (TS &CS only) This was some basic info about me, if you’ve got any questions, ya know what to do!
@That_Guy14 : COO
Hi, I’m Jacob and I’m the COO at Finnair Virtual. I’m a big avgeek and have hopes of being a commercial pilot one day! Some facts about me are: I’m currently working towards my PPL, I live in the United States, and the first time I ever went on a plane was when I was about 5 months old! If you have any questions regarding this VA or just any questions in general, feel free to contact me!
Junior Management Team
Hi! I am William, I am from the UK and joined AYVA in August 2020. I am the flight supervisor here at AYVA which means I will review any flights you have submitted for approval. Irl I am working towards my PPL and I love to do water-sports in my free time. AYVA is a great VA so definitely apply and remember you can always PM me with questions. Bye!
@GBKarp: Mentor and Routes Manager
Hi there! I am Gabriel, but you probably know me as GBKarp. I am an aviation enthusiast, and I want to become a pilot. I am a mentor, so I may be the person who watches you on your practical! In addition, I am an events manager, so the first thread of our next event was probably made by me and the other Events Managers. This VA is amazing, and I’ve loved to be here since the day I joined. Everyone is really cool, and we have a diversity of partners so we have a lot of route options! AYVA is one of the best VAs in existence, and you won’t regret applying!
@tunamkol: Mentor and Routes Manager
Hi there! I am Tuna, and I am an aviation enthusiast like many people here. I am a mentor, so you may see me watching your practical test! I am also responsible for making events! This VA has been a great experience for me since I joined. Everyone has been kind and professional. It’s been very fun flying too especially with the whole world to explore with loads of codeshares! Finnair VA is a great airline, and trust me, you won’t regret applying.
@FLIGHT2: Media Manager
Hello! I’m Tristan, but you should know me as @FLIGHT2. I am a media manager in Finnair Virtual. I love the VA, and you will also love it, so come join us!
Available Staff Postions
A Flight Supervisor’s role is to Accept PiReps and track Pilot’s hours, Ranks etc. in an Airtable Base.
A Routes Manager’s role is to add routes to the Database, Arrange Routes of the week and FNF.
Our team has decided to use Slack as our communication platform, It has lesser trolls compared to alternatives, easy to use, and has many features!
There are many different VAs out there, and you may be struggling to choose which one.
First of all, we are based in Helsinki, a beautiful coastal city on the spectacular Scandinavian country of Finland. Finland is absolutely stunning and has to be explored more. How many times have you flown in Scandinavia? Have you ever flown across Finland all the way up to the north with domestic hops with the Dash 8? If you have that is awesome, but I would guess most people haven’t, and Finland is a very underrated place!
Secondly, our VA has very kind and cool staff! We all believe being professional is very important, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to have fun! If you join us, you will have a lot of fun, but whilst maintaining our professionalism.
We also host internal events at least once a week to bring our VA together and have fun!
To join our VA, we will have you go through a process where you will take a written test, This system is in place to keep our VA as professional as possible. After you have filled your information on the application form, you will be linked to a Theory Test.
- This test includes 12 questions about aviation and ATC communication. The passing score will be 8, and you will be contacted via e-mail with your results in a maximum time of 72 hours.
You will be issued your callsign and will be ready to fly!
To join our Virtual Airline, click here!
Must be at least 13 years old
Must be at least Grade 3 in Infinite Flight
Must have an Infinite Flight Pro Subscription
Must have access to Slack and be able to maintain maturity there
Able to file At least 1 Flight per Month
Landing/Violation ratio must not be more than 0.25