Official IFVARB Virtual Organisation Information Post
What is the IFVARB?
The Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board is the governing and assisting body that controls and coordinates all efforts and operations within the VA community.
What is a virtual airline/organisation? - A Definition
This can include “ground school” training programs, event groups, flying clubs, and ATC groups as well as training flights to help provide further experience as well as to extend the skills of members.
Groups of any sort that wish to utilise the VA category must be certified regardless.
The IFVARB Mission Statement
The Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board is designed and intended to enhance the VA sector of the Infinite Flight Community.
The IFVARB is intended to make VAs more professional, organised, and in line with the guidelines and standards of the community. In addition, the IFVARB helps clear up some of the clutter on the forum that certain members find inconvenient and irritating while also making the presence of Virtual Airlines clearer and more beneficial.
Our main goal is to benefit new and existing VAs that add value to the community by creating a professional, organised, and pleasant atmosphere for like-minded individuals to thrive and grow within.
IFVARB is made up of a team of volunteers, all who bring different qualities to the table. They are dedicated and passionate about improving the VA community and making it a place for individuals and organizations to thrive.
All members of the IFVARB have been specially chosen for their maturity, expertise, and experience involving VAs and the Infinite Flight Community itself. Membership on the board is on an invitation-only basis. Please do not DM members about joining the board.
IFVARB Team Members
Staff Supervisor | Infinite Flight LLC liaison and arbiter in all disciplinary matters. Infinite Flight staff have the ability to override any and all decisions at their discretion. Staff hold the final say in arbitration.
Supervising Staff @MishaCamp
Supervising Moderators | The community moderators that oversee all of the operations within IFVARB.
Administrators | The managers of IFVARB, frontline personnel, and point of contact for dealing with VA matters.
Managers | Supervisors of day-to-day operations of the IFVARB focusing on certification and database management.
Members | The people who make the VARB tick with their hard work in developing, and certifying VAs.
Member | @Yunkeru
Member | @Panther
Member | @tomthetank
Member | @Viren
Member | @SterlingArcher
Member | @Dylan_Bright
Member | @Adam_Williams
Member | @Chris_Hoover
Member | @Dillon_Lewis
Member | @Thomas_G
Member | @Chatta290
Member | @LachyRobertson
Member | @Harry_Cook
Member | @mwe2187
Member | @Ethan_Hansen
Member | @Skyler.Cooper
Member | @jakcharvat
Member | @Lars
Before a VA/VO has a presence in the community, they must be certified via the process detailed above. Any form of virtual organisation within the IFC will fall under this criteria.
All posts in the VA Category must be approved by a moderator or administrator beforehand.
VAs, along with their leaders, their staff, and their members are all expected to act in a respectable and reasonable manner both within the IFC and in other environments. Keep in mind you’re both representing the IFC and the Airline you fly for, so be respectful!
Copying content made by other VAs/VOs is not permitted - be original.
Any form of “spying”, “virtual espionage”, and/or any unprofessional behaviour will not be tolerated.
Any form of attacking and/or trolling of other VA/VO will not be tolerated. Each offense will be handled individually and may result in suspension and/or removal from the community.
VAs should only be advertising in the VA Category, advertisements through mass DM’s are banned and will not be tolerated.
Whilst activity is encouraged, VAs should only be bumping threads to a reasonable extent.
Topic Titles in the VA Category should be professional and not be excessively long, nor contain screaming caps.
Users that stop and start VAs may only restart a VA at the discretion of the Administration Team. If a member chooses to shut down a Virtual Airline, the member must wait at least 30 days prior to starting a new one.
Users in bad standing in the community, along with users with a history of disrespectful behaviour may be denied access to the certification process.
Please use the IFVARB Watchlist to ensure that you are accepting members who will contribute positively to your VA. It is highly recommended that you do not admit the users on the above list into your VA. We require that each VA member has an IFC account associated with it to enable better disciplinary tracking if action on the IFC is required.[
Perma-banned users from the IFC are also banned from participating in any IFVARB sanctioned VA.
Incidents of misbehaviour on the Live Servers should be reported to VA CEOs when possible to enable training and development.
Members may only be on staff at two VA/VOs simultaneously to ensure that they’re committed and can perform their duties in a satisfactory manner. This also minimizes the number of ceremonial positions granted, and to prevent incidences of staff members going AWOL when needed. For more information on making your VA and staff members compliant with this rule, please refer to post #2.
VA/VO CEOs must not be on staff at any other VA/VO to ensure the CEO is dedicating all of his/her resources to their VA/VO. For more information on making your VA and staff members compliant with this rule, please refer to post #2.
VA CEOs are subject to a 6-month period of responsibility for their new VA where they must remain with their current VA and not make a new VA for 6 months. If a CEO decides to transfer ownership during the period of responsibility, the remaining period is transferred to the new CEO, the current CEO must face a waiting period of 30 days prior to making a new application. Exceptions may be granted for extenuating circumstances such as copyright shutdown.
To reduce operational and moderation complexity, mergers with VA’s of other simulators are banned.
Further policy adjustments and additions will be made through a CEO vote in the IFVARB Slack.
Effective immediately, all major IFVARB policy decisions will be consulted with CEOs through the official IFVARB slack and voted upon.
Once a proposed amendment to policy has been proposed by board members, it will be announced on the IFVARB information thread and the matter will be discussed for forty-eight (48) hours on the relevant IFVARB Slack channel where the policy will be open for revision. CEOs are responsible for monitoring the IFVARB information thread for discussion announcements.
Once the discussion window concludes, the final proposed policy will be posted on the IFVARB information thread. The policy post will also serve as the official voting announcement. Once the post is made, there is a one (1) week voting window for CEOs to vote on the policy. A majority of CEOs voting in favour during the window will be required to adopt any new policy.
Once the voting window closes, (anonymous) voting results will be posted to the IFVARB information thread and any applicable changes will be made to the information thread.
In order to avoid any VA related incidents, we advise VAs to keep users who may seem to be a bad apple out of the VA as a whole, and especially the staff team. Same goes for VA staff and leaders - we would advise staying away from bad apples and any other groups or places which have a bad history. IFVARB in no way monitors users, but if a serious report is made and can be backed up, there will zero tolerance for abuse, bullying, and trolling. To protect the IFC, a wide net is often cast with incidents such as this, so we advise sticking to good people and good places, although that is of course at one’s own discretion.
How can I contact an admin?
You can either PM them here on the forum or DM them via the IFVARB slack.
How can I have my positive and negative feedback heard?
The #discussions channel of the IFVARB Slack. A member will gladly respond to your questions, praise, or concerns. In addition, you can also provide feedback on our feedback and questions thread.
How can I join the IFVARB Slack?
PM an Admin here on the forum with your email address, and they’ll get you set up. No prospective VA staff will be allowed to prevent undue influence. In addition, admins reserve the right to refuse entry for members who they believe will not contribute positively to the slack. Within the Slack, IFC Rules and Guidelines are enforced, as well as IFVARB and channel specific policies.
What if I see a VA that may not be certified?
PM the responsible Admin on the IFC and they will be happy to look into it for you. Please do not inquire directly on the thread as it creates unnecessary clutter.
2018/01/26 - Updated Staff Positions to reflect staffing changes. Wording refined in some sections.
2018/02/12 - Added New Members - Welcome!
2018/02/13 - Updated Mission Statement Requirements
2018/03/02 - Added New Members - Welcome!
2018/05/13 - Refined Wording and Revised Application Requirements
2018/07/14 - Updated Staff List with new roles
2018/07/27 - Updated Staff List
2018/08/18 - Added Reservations List
2018/12/21 - Updated Staff list and Attached Threads. Added bedazzled title for Josh
2019/01/16 - Updated Slack policy.
2019/02/19 - Updated Staff List, Policy Creation and Alteration Process, Change from Blacklist to Watchlist
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