[IFAE] ||| Integrity - Respect - Professionalism


Infinite Flight Aviation Experts

Integrity | Respect | Professionalism

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We’re Here!


At IFAE, our best feature is our global team of highly professional and diverse pilots, who through their dedication and consistent activity, continuously drive our virtual organization forward. Our vision and culture has always remained the same: To inspire pilots to fly in the most professional manner on the sim and to inspire each other to become the best version of ourselves outside of the sim through a network of friendships built over the years

On behalf of the Upper Management team of IFAE and our team of pilots around the world, we look forward to seeing you in the Infinite Flight sky’s soon

—Art Martinez, CEO

Welcome to IFAE! It is my privilege to serve as the COO of IFAE and Vice-President of GAF. We have 3 core pillars; Integrity. Respect. Professionalism. Our members are the single most important asset to our organization. But we are more than just a virtual organization. Our passion for aviation may have brought us together, but our shared vision has led to life-long friendships spanning every corner of the globe.

—Doug Hamilton, COO


image The Evolution of the IFAE Mission

The Infinite Flight Aviation Experts Group’s past goes back to 29 December 2015 as a Facebook/Messenger Group by Art Martinez, that sought to unify the community’s knowledgeable pilots. Our first internal event had occurred when our member count was only around a handful of 10, and when all pilots had shown up for the flight and took off, the activity and the spacing of the flight was a sign of a future to come. Our Integrity, Respect and Professionalism started from that one flight, and we began to grow our Upper Management and our family, and then to extend our reach to the Instagram community with Nate Schneller creating the @ifaviationexperts account.

While IFAE was a mainly commercial-based group, we were beginning to extend our standard to the military side. When our executives met up with Andrew Sneed of the small-numbered, but realistically-operated 96th Air Base Wing virtual Squadron on Facebook in 2017, this was the beginning of our Global Air Forces Division, which would go on to become the Community’s largest Virtual Military Organization, allowing everyone a glimpse into the operations of the Air Forces around the world.

Today, we have made an impact on the community by inspiring others to fly at their best, making Infinite Flight a greater place to fly, one flight at a time. Our family and community comes from a multitude of cultures worldwide and is well over a hundred pilots strong, about half of them being IFATCs and is growing by the day, becoming one of, or perhaps the most active organization flying in the Infinite Skies.

image Upper Management

The Upper Management is the team behind the team. They oversee all team operations and make the decisions that make IFAE the best it could be, whether it’s solving problems or building something amazing (like this thread! 1f984 ). These are the members who committed themselves to the team and are a fine representation of our core values, and in doing so, deserved to attain their positions. The individual team member is their biggest priority.

The Upper Management Team

The Executives

Pilot Role
@art_martinez Founder/CEO
@Doug_Hamilton COO

Upper Management Staff

Pilot Role
@Dean.Gibson IFAE/ATC Supervisor
@Mervin_B IFAE Upper Management/ATC Specialist
@SunDown IFAE Upper Management/ATC Officer
@nmasterson Website Creator
@Asneed8706 Chief of Staff of Global Air Forces
@Nate_Schneller Media Director
@Lars IFAE Upper Management/ATC Officer
A Unicorn A very special unicorn. 🦄

image Events

If you know IFAE well, you may have seen massive flights of our members that even stretch across entire countries or bridge across a body of water. Our Events show realism to the greatest extent possible for the greatest experience, whether it would be using SID/STAR charts for departure and arrival or organized fly-ins to get the idea of “arriving on time” that many airlines rely on. We’ve even collaborated with other VA’s and VO’s. Most notably, flights with IFPHG (Infinite Flight Philippine Group), BAVA and our GAF. You can view our recent flight activity on our Instagram Feed

image Communication

Our team has pilots from around the world, and there’s one app that brings pilots miles away right on to your screen: Slack. It’s where our team goes to chat and fly, plan events and many other things.

If you plan on joining us, this will definitely come in handy.


image Requirements

Quality, not quantity. That’s how IFAE maintains its high standard. We’ve designed system of requirements that has evolved over time to fit a good number of Expert Server pilots, while setting an experience level that should equate to a certain amount of time a user spends getting used to the Infinite Flight Skies and learning new things to a point where they become a knowledgeable pilot.


Main Requirements
These are the basic qualifications based on stats for one pilot.

400,000XP or higher
Under 100 violations
Flight/Landing ratio of 4/3 (1.33)
No ATC ghosts in past 12 months

Other Requirements
What else is needed to become an IFAE that is not based on your stats.

Good Community standing and observed pilot behavior

Ability to pass a Theory and Practical exam

Tips and Tricks
Didn’t make the requirements? Don’t worry! We made sure that those who are determined get a second chance.

Good Community/Pilot behavior is a must for an IFAE. All you have to do is do your best to fly professionally and contribute positively to your Infinite Flight Community. If you have these elements but didn’t make one of the basic requirements, you may be considered for an override. For example, some bad flight/landing ratios are caused by frequent endings of flights because of something you had to do or planespotting a lot. Also, that high violation count could have been a part of your early days in the skies.

If you had failed the Theory Test, we’ve built a flight academy to make sure you’ve regained the knowledge.

Work hard, study hard and practice. Apply the #tutorials section to your flying to avoid violations and ghosts. Build your XP and Landings by flying patterns and making good landings in strong crosswinds.

image The Recruitment Road Map

Every journey begins with the first step, or in this case, the first letter you type in the application form. In this form are easy questions about yourself and a place where you send pictures of your stats (Attach both your Stats and Grade Table). Once done, your application form will be reviewed by recruiters.

If accepted, a Theory Test will be sent to you via DM. If you pass with a 90% or higher, you will instantly move on to the next test. If you miss the mark, you may have to wait a week before you can try again. Take that time to study #tutorials and apply it in your flying.

Depending on your local area, a career mode flying system will require to fly to your nearest training airport to complete your practical training. You will fly with 2 or more IFAE Testers in an active and controlled airspace. They will listen carefully to your ATC usage/compliance, observe your spacing and yes, even monitor your usage of lights on the aircraft.

Is there more after that? Nope! You’ve made it. You have now begun your new journey among Infinite Flight’s finest.


Thank you for taking the time to know us! If you feel that you are ready to become an IFAE, use the link below.

Thank You!


Thread Information

Thread created by @Nate_Schneller

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What is IFAE?
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[COMPLETED] Cargo Night Hosted by the IFAE Team @ OIIE - 090230ZMAY19
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Mission/Career System
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[Closed] (Sponsored by Plane and Pilot Events) Lake Tahoe GA Formation Flight @KRNO - 261800ZMAY19
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British Airways Virtual Presents: "A Very British Farewell" @ EGLL - 211900ZDEC19
What is this name tag?
What is this name tag?
[Closed] (Sponsored by Plane and Pilot Events) Lake Tahoe GA Formation Flight @KRNO - 261800ZMAY19
Bahamas Relief Event For Charity by UPSV, DLVA, & IFAE @KMIA 051800ZOCT19
[Complete!] IFAE Community Event ||| Launch Party! @ WSSS - 162000ZFEB19

Well hello back to you IFAE! Glad to see we’ve finally got a thread!


So nice to see that thread going online!!


IFAE is a great group to be a part of, I’m happy am. Nice thread! :)


You’re still part of the team if you’re in GAF as it’s our military division.


Looking absolutely beautiful! Props to our media team (Nate) for the work on the thread!


Wow amazing. Great to see we have a thread now :)


We’re hereeeeeeeee…nice job team


Nice! Congrats
I’m very glad to be a part of this organization.


Looks awesome! Glad I’m a part of such an amazing team! 💪


Thanks Dean!


Welcome to the Show 💪IFAE all the way!


Before sending applications, please show professionalism and check if your stats match our requirements.


Looks like a real life airline application 👌👌😄


I will apply as soon as I get home.


A lot of effort was put in. Thank you


Oh wait I had two ghosts in the laat year😣😣 they were way more than 60 days ago tho

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Some of the best pilots in the IF skies. Very detailed thread indeed!


Sorry mate, no ghosts in the last 12month. Just learn and rise from the reports and your time to apply will come.


Doesnt this apply?