IFVARB Feedback And Questions Thread

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I have a question. I have a VA awaiting approval and the expiration “time” is at 40 days left, so what happens if the Van is not reviewed in that amount of time? Just curious, not that I’m worried about it since I’m sure that the admins will read it.

If your VA reaches the expiration date, you will lose the reservation and will have to wait 45 days before you can reapply.

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Ok. Thank you. Also, when your VA becomes “Being Reviewed” how long does the process take on average?

Depends on how much you’ve done to get your VA ready. The more ready it is for review (website done, crew center done, etc.) the faster you will get approved.

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Ok. Once we get some staff from this thread we will begin our crew center.

I’m currently working on a VA, and one of my hubs (not the main hub) is the base of another VA. Would that create any complications at all of is that alright? Also, which website creator would you guys recommend for the VA website?

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Nope, many VA’s share hubs without any trouble! LAX is a great example of a place that a lot of airlines call home!

Depending on your level of ability, weebly is a good starting point for a site, however, there are many paid platforms that offer more features, but many of them you’d need to know how to use.

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Awesome, I was considering using Wix, but if Weebly is a better choice, then I might go with that.

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From my experience of reviewing VA’s within both sites, Weebly seems to have better design capabilities for CEO’s with less experience on the site design side.

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@mwe2187 Thanks. The only other concern I have is with the name of my VA, I worry that it may sound similar to that of another VA, would that be an issue?

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If it’s a fictional VA (Virtual Airline), I would say yes. But if it’s a real life airline, then there’s nothing for you to worry about.

My fictional VA that I am developing is called Cielitalia, is it too similar to Alitalia VA?

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I would say it’s a bit similar but not too much because of a pronunciation difference. However, you should mostly be asking an IFVARB (Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board) administrator for these types of questions to get a proper confirmed and verified answer. The available administrators and which region they control should be listed in the IFVARB official website.

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If you haven’t been fully approved yet are you allowed to start operations such as pilots, etc?

You are not allowed to start recruiting pilots until you are approved. Although you are free to start recruiting staff when the approval process begins.

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Thanks mate for the clarification.

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After months and months of preparing my now approved VA, I thought I’d just give a little thanks and shoutout to the Admins who made the process smooth and as fast as humanly possible.

Big thanks to Chris Hoover for over seeing the whole operation and remaining professional at all times. It made the whole final leg of the approval stage a lot easier.

Anyone who is looking to create a VA, you should know it’ll take a while, but it’s totally worth the wait. I started in May (mid) of 2019, and ended in August (late) of 2019. Around 3 or 4 months.

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After 4 months of hard work and dedication, I am very pleased to say that my VA, Widerøe Virtual is finally IFVARB approved.

I would like to sincerely thank the IFVARB team (including reviewers), @BluePanda900 and especially @Chris_Hoover for making the approval of my beloved VA a pleasant experience!

As @CR3W has already mentioned in the post above, you’re going to have to need that required patience and dedication if you want to create an outstanding VA.

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Hi you two, glad that you guys are proud owners of newly certified VAs. Congrats on making it through the process!

Something I have noticed, a reoccurring theme, is that people are waiting a considerable amount of time before they are approved. I will say that we at the IFVARB are striving to have faster turnover times. We have recently been taking steps in the right direction by adding new members and making the review process more simpler for our members, but there is still work to do.

It is notable to mention that our users need to meet us in the middle, as we cannot speed up turnover times if the user is inactive/takes a long time to respond. (Not directing this at you crew or Dutch, this is just something I’d like to mention.)

So as I’ve said, we are trying our best to ensure we can get VAs certified as fast as possible. We will continue to try and find ways to shorten this wait time to better benefit those individuals who strive to lead a prestigious virtual airline in such a great community. Cheers!

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