Finnair Virtual - New Year, New Thread! | Official 2021 Thread

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Welcome to Finnair Virtual’s Official 2021 Thread!


Welcome to Finnair Virtual’s new thread! After 6 months with the same thread, we decided to create a new one! Applications for new pilots are always open!


Finnair Virtual Airlines was founded by @Hardlanding_Hussain on June 26th, 2020. From that moment on, our VA has been continuously growing with more pilots and partnerships, always striving to keep realism and professionalism.

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Hello IFC! I’m Gabriel, and I’m the CEO of Finnair Virtual. I’ve been in the VA since the start and the CEO since November 2020. I have loved aviation since I first saw a plane, 10 years ago. In AYVA, we strive to create a professional and friendly experience, and we want to become one of the biggest VAs in Infinite Flight. So what are you waiting for? Come Fly Finnish with us!


We use a phpVMS Crew Center for logging flights, pilot stats, and routes.
Finnair Virtual offers more than a hundred Finnair routes, along with more than a thousand 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 many modern aircraft, that includes:

ATR 72-500 (The Generic Q400 is used in Infinite Flight to represent it)

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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 E190-100 (Generic Livery)

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The E190 is mainly used for domestic and short hauls. Finnair operates a total of 12 of these aircraft.


Airbus A319-100 (Generic Livery)

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The A319 is the smallest Airbus plane Finnair operates. Finnair has 8 of these aircraft and uses it for short hauls.


Airbus A320-200 (Generic Livery)

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The A320 is used for short and medium hauls. Finnair currently has 10 of this bird.


Airbus A321-200

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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 these aircraft.


Boeing 757-200

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This aircraft is retired, although we do still use it, Its routes are categorized as historical, the 757 flies to many exotic destinations!

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Airbus A330-300 (Generic Livery)

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The A333 is used for long hauls, but sometimes it can operate popular medium hauls too! Finnair has a total of 8 A333s.


Airbus A340-300 (The Generic A340-600 is used in Infinite Flight to represent it)

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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.


Airbus A350-900

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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 A380s in their fleet, meaning our pilots can enjoy a massive variety of planes.


Our VA has partnered up with a lot of different VAs in order to give a HUGE variety of routes and aircraft for our pilots!

Partners

Malaysia Airlines Virtual

Vietnam Airlines Virtual

Air China Virtual

American Virtual

Qatar Airways Virtual

Qantas Virtual Group

Aeroflot Virtual

British Airways Virtual

Air France KLM Virtual

Ethiopian Virtual

El Al Virtual

Tap Virtual

Iberia Virtual

GOL & VARIG Virtual

Cathay Pacific Virtual

Eurowings Virtual

Wizzair Virtual

In addition to those routes, we also have many routes from partner airlines which don’t have a specific VA.

Airlines

Air Serbia

Bangkok Airways

Belavia

China Southern Airlines

Czech Airlines

Fiji Airways

Icelandair

Japan Airlines

JetStar

Juneyao Airlines

LATAM

S7

SriLankan Airlines

Wideroe

We are also part of OneWorld Virtual, a group that contains the VAs of many OneWorld members. In this group, we have many events between the VAs. Check their thread here!

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Finally, we created a special addition for the new GA days, where pilots may fly between any of the featured airports on those days.


Senior Management Team

@Hardlanding_Hussain: COO and Founder

Hi! I’m Hussain! I’m from the country of India, but I live in Kuwait, I’m the COO 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!

@GBKarp: CEO

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 also the CEO of Finnair Virtual. This VA is amazing, and I’ve loved to be here since the day I joined. I’m very glad I was able to take over the CEO position. 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!

@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

@airbus7447skyhawk: Flight Supervisor and Mentor

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!

@ECOFRIENDLY_TIME: Routes Manager and Events Manager

Hi! I am Aftab Nadaf and born in Bangalore and live in Dubai. I am the Routes Manager for AYVA which is to provide you with great routes for the week and adding more normal flying routes so our pilots can fly to many places with gaining great experience. I do lots of sports and I respect and relate to everyone as everyone is my friend. Feel free to email me at aftabnadaf957@gmail.com. Also please visit my YouTube Channel Emirates CaptainAftab.

Please join AYVA, you won’t regret it :).


Our team has decided to use Discord as our communication platform, as it has many useful tools, including bots and voice chats, and compared to alternatives, it’s very 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 in 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 in your information on the application form, you will be linked to a Theory Test that has 12 questions. If you pass it with an 8/12 or greater score, you will be issued your callsign and will be ready to fly!


To join our Virtual Airline, click here!

Requirements:

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 Discord 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

Disclaimer

Finnair Virtual is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Finnair Ltd.
All affiliate logos are registered trademarks of Finnair Ltd.
© Finnair Virtual

This thread was created by @Hardlanding_Hussain and @GBKarp.

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Great thread! I’m glad to be the CEO of this amazing VA!

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Fabulous Thread @FinnairVA!
Pleasure to have you as our Codeshare Partner… 🤝

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Thank you so much @anon84779990 and @AeroflotVirtual! We couldn’t be happier having you both as our partners either ;)

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Wish you a grand success in the upcoming year!! ☺️

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Nice thread! Wishing AYVA all the best in 2021!!

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Thank you! Wishing you all the best in 2021 too!! 😊

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Awesome Thread, good job! I wish this VA total success!

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Thank you sir

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Amazing thread guys! Good luck.

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Awesome Thread Finnair Virtual!

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Loved the VA ever since joined it <3

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Amazing Thread!
See Y’all flying around ;)

#GoFinnair

-Aviation2929

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Thanks so much everyone! 😊

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Hello, IFC! We at Senior Management are happy to announce a new project that we call Pilot of the Month! Every month we’ll have an official pilot of the month, which is the person who flew the most flights in the previous month. Our first pilot of the month award will be given in the 1st of April, counting the number of flights in march, and the awarded pilot will be given a 1.5x multiplier for the full month of April, which will be multiplied to any other multipliers the pilot might get.

Regards!

Gabriel K.
On behalf of Senior Management

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Go Gab, Huss, Jacob, William, Aftab and everyone else. Go AYVA! you guys are doing great!

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Thanks Tuna! :-)

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We’re also working on something new 😁 it’s a ✨secret✨

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👀

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When do you reveal what the “new” is :) ?
Looking forward to it…

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