Garuda Indonesia Virtual | Official Thread

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Welcome to the Garuda Indonesia Virtual Official Thread

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Meet Garuda Indonesia Virtual.

At Garuda Indonesia Virtual, our team strive to provide the best virtual airline experience for anyone who wishes to join us. We have a safe and kind environment on our Slack workspace, a large route database with destinations all around the world, and exciting events happening every single week!

Our Staff Team:

At Garuda Indonesia Virtual, we have our staff team split into 2 different sectors. We have the Board of Directors, who are responsible for management, organisation, and overseeing all of the VA’s operations, and the Lower Management team, who each hold different & more specialised positions, who are responsible for the day to day operations within the VA.

Board of Directors

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Hi, I am Ozzy [@Ozzy], and I am the CEO & Founder of Garuda Indonesia Virtual. I have played Infinite Flight on and off since 2013, but only got an online subscription in late 2017, and over the course of that time, I have racked up over 1000 hours and over 700,000 xp. After that, I joined several VA’s and have been flying ever since, and I am super excited to be the CEO of GAVA.


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Hello, I am Matt [@Matt777], and I am the COO of GAVA. I started playing IF November 2018. I joined the IFC in January 2019. I joined a few VAs afterward over the past few months as a pilot to understand what it takes to get a VA open & stay running. I became interested in controlling on the expert server shortly after gaining access to fly on the expert server, and I joined IFATC in April 2019.


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Hey I am Raphael [@SodaGaming], and I am a huge aviation fanatic. I am the Head of Internal Affairs here at Garuda Indonesia Virtual, and my job is to validate all of our pilots flight logs, to make sure all of the routes in the VA are kept up to date, and to manage all of the other internal affairs within the VA. I look forward into seeing you in the skies with our shiny callsign, GAVA!

Lower Management

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Description coming soon!


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Hello, my name is Stef Ritt [@TheCuriousPilot644]. I am as some would say a “politician” as I am deepened in my political interests. Of course, I am aviation enthusiast. I joined IFC about a year ago, but I’ve been encountering IF for years. I am also the first PR Manager for Garuda Indonesia Virtual. I am proud of being appointed and I would like to thank the whole team.


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Hello, my name is Dhruv Chopra [@DhruvChopra], and I am the Pilot Coordinator for GAVA. I rejoined IF very recently, earlier this year, and I fly almost everyday. I am based out of India. I am currently Grade 3 and will be Grade 4 very soon. I joined IF when I was looking for a flight simulator app on the app store.


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Hello, I am Emiel [@Emiel_l], and I am the Events Director at Garuda Indonesia Virtual. I am 13 years old and I come from The Netherlands. I came into IF by searching for realistic flight simulators. I watched the Infinite flight promo and bought it. I played the non subscription mode for 2 weeks and after that I really wanted to have the live mode. I tried a month. That month flew by! After that I brought it for 1 year, which is is still on.


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We are still hiring an ATC Director! If you are interested in this position, please don’t hesitate to message me. Notice: You must be IFATC approved to be accepted into this staff role.


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Our Fleet:

Here at Garuda Indonesia Virtual, we operate several different kinds of aircraft, from the small Bombardier CRJ-1000 regional jet, all the way up to the Boeing 777-300ER, the largest twin-engined commercial aircraft.

Aircraft Route Usage
CRJX Regional
B738 Short Haul
A333 Medium & Long Haul
B77W Long & Ultra Long Haul
MD-11 Heritage Programme
B744 Heritage Programme

Garuda Heritage Programme:

When pilots reach the rank of Sr. Captain within the VA, they are able to fly Garuda Indonesia Aircraft which have since been retired. At the moment, we only have 2 aircraft in the Garuda Heritage Fleet, the Boeing 747-400, which was retired in late 2017, and the McDonnell Douglas MD-11, which was retired back in 2001.

Ranking System:

For our ranking system, we chose to use a system where pilots fly routes based off of the route type. We chose to use this because it adds extra diversity to the aircraft that our pilots fly.

Rank Hours Required Route Type Unlocked
Cadet 0 Pilot Adequacy Test
Second Officer 0 Regional
First Officer 15 Short Haul
Sr. First Officer 40 Medium Haul
Captain 120 Long Haul
Sr. Captain 250 Ultra Long Haul & Heritage Programme

Commander Programme:

At Garuda Indonesia Virtual, we have a special programme for some of our most dedicated pilots. Once a month, the Board of Directors picks a Sr. Captain to be the next Commander, based on their dedication, professionalism and several other factors. The position of Commander comes with many benefits; they receive a special badge and title, which brings on a lot of respect, and they are also entrusted with helping our Pilot Coordinator to train pilots, and helping our Events Director our by leading & planning future events.


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Our Routes

We have an extensive collection of 149 routes, and 151 codeshares, so there is never a dull moment! Check out our full route database here.

Codeshare System:

We have expanded our route database to allow for our pilots to fly codeshares, directly sold by Garuda Indonesia on their website. This diversifies the fleet options available for all of our pilots, and increases engagement.

Codeshare Airlines

‣ Aeroflot
‣ Aeroméxico
‣ Air Europa
‣ Air France
‣ All Nippon Airways
‣ Bangkok Airways
‣ China Airlines
‣ China Southern Airlines
‣ Delta Air Lines
‣ Etihad Airways
‣ Hong Kong Airlines
‣ Kenya Airways
‣ KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
‣ Korean Air
‣ Malaysia Airlines
‣ Myanmar Airways International
‣ Oman Air
‣ Philippine Airlines
‣ Royal Brunei Airlines
‣ Saudi Arabian Airlines
‣ Silk Air
‣ Singapore Airlines
‣ Turkish Airlines
‣ Vietnam Airlines
‣ Xiamen Airlines

Interactive Route Map:


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Our Hubs:

At Garuda Indonesia Virtual, we have 6 main hubs that most of our flights are flown from. They are all major cities located in Indonesia.

Airport [ICAO] City No. of Domestic Routes No. of International Routes
WIII Jakarta 46 Routes 18 Routes
WADD Denpasar 8 Routes 15 Routes
WAAA Makassar 14 Routes 2 Routes
WIMM Medan 6 Routes 0 Routes
WARR Surabaya 6 Routes 3 Routes
WALL Balikpapan 4 Routes 0 Routes

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Garuda Indonesia Virtual is Recruiting Future Pilots!

Pilot Application Criteria:

‣ Aged 12 or over
‣ Grade 3 or above
‣ Less than 50% violations to landings ratio
‣ Able to use the Slack app
‣ Must have a good standing on IFC
‣ Must fly at least once every 3 weeks
‣ Must have an active IF Pro subscription

If you meet all of the above criteria, and you are interested in joining our wonderful community, don’t hesitate to apply here!

After joining, all pilots complete the Pilot Adequacy Test with our Pilot Coordinator, just to ensure you’re fit for flying with the high standards that we have at Garuda Indonesia Virtual. For more info on the test, check out the ‘Apply’ page on our website.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our thread! We hope to see you in the skies soon!


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Nice thread guys, and welcome to the community :D

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Thank you! Much appreciated

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Congratulations for the opening of Garuda VA! It’s awesome to see an Indonesian airline-based Virtual Airline here in Infinite Flight :D

Wish you all the best! See you all in the skies!

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Congratulation!!! Awesome!
Bring Indonesia to the World! Yeaaah!!

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Congratulations Garuda!

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Awesome thread guys. Neat and minimalistic. I’ll apply soon!


I’ve only flown with Garuda 4 times or so, and I’ve enjoyed 3 of them really much. I hope this VA will be just as good, or maybe even better! :D

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CONGRATULATIONS For The Approval

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Thank you for the support everyone!

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I love the thread! Good job!

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Excellent job, welcome

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I’m glad to be apart!

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Thank You to All of the Community!

Firstly, on behalf of Garuda Indonesia Virtual, I would like to say a big thank you to the IFC for being so supportive in the last few days, it really means something to me, having other people appreciate all of your hard work and effort!


In the Last Few Days:

Even though GAVA has only been up for a few days, we now have:

‣ 5 pilots
‣ 6 staff members
‣ 16hrs 22m total flight time


New Staff Members:

Garuda Indonesia Virtual would like to introduce you to @Jake_Seitz, who will be assuming the position of HR Manager, and @SodaGaming, who will be assuming the position of Flight Manager.

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Hello! My name is Jake [@Jake_Seitz], I am from Texas so a howdy right back at ya. I have always loved planes since I was little, I live the aviation life as I travel every frequently. My main love for aviation came from my father who is a pilot for American Airlines and previously Envoy. I got into IF by just watching YT videos on it, and I bought it. I came into IF around a year or so ago, and my best inspiration/guider/mentor is Connor. (Love ya Connor)


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Hey I am Raphael [@SodaGaming], and I am a huge aviation fanatic. I am the Flight Manager here at Garuda Indonesia Virtual, and my job is to validate all of our pilots flight logs, and make sure all of the routes in the VA are kept up to date to match real life Garuda Indonesia operations. I look forward into seeing you in the skies with our shiny callsign, GAVA!


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@Jake_Seitz and I will get along very well.

Congratulations, you guys! 👏

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Thanks man! 😆

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I’m a terrible mentor

Glad to see you in a VA you will enjoy! @Jake_Seitz

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do you still need staff @Ozzy

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Nice thread guys!
Wish you all the best!

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Nice job! Congrats

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Thank you!

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