SWISS International VA Official IFC Thread
We are IFVARB approved
Opening Statement From Our President
As most of you will now know, I will be taking over from Alfie Malik as President of SWISS International VA (SIVA). It will be a challenge to fill the shoes of two past presidents who I can’t thank enough for the effort and passion they put into getting SIVA to where it is today.
I started off as the Flight Supervisor here at SIVA, and this was a role that I throughly enjoyed fulfilling. After the surprise resignation of founding President Sam ‘Yacht’ Lehman, VP Alfie Malik stepped up and offered me the now open position of SIVA Vice President - naturally I grabbing the role with with both hands.
Fast forward to today and with the unfortunate resignation of our two brilliant former presidents, I now speak to you as SIVA’s new president. I know all the past resignations inadvertently had an impact on SIVA during the last few months, and I truly do understand the struggle staff and pilots alike felt so I would like to so say a special thank you to everyone for their support. SIVA wouldn’t be the same without same without the dedication of our staff and of course all those who choose to fly the SWISS flag along side us.
I promise do my upmost to take SIVA above and beyond what is expected of a VA and hopefully restore the passion and make the SIVA community proud.
Charlie Hindle, President of SWISS International VA
Our Mission Statement
Read our mission statement below to find out more about our objectives as a VA.
SWISS International VA has the goal of bringing unparalleled excellence to the Infinite Flight Community, whilst still maintaining the incredibly exciting and joyous aspects of a Virtual Airline Membership.
Everything we do is done with the utmost quality; a perfect representation of the excellence shown by the real-life Swiss Air Lines, and of Swiss design in general.
Our team is made up of dedicated staff who bring substantial experience in VA development and operations; thus allowing our pilots to reach new heights and experience a real-world airline through our immersive CrewCentre housed in our all-in-one website. We use real-life routes for Swiss and Edelweiss which consist of our 1000+ schedules which pilots are able to fly.
At SWISS International VA we have the most dedicated staff team who have had previous management experience in the development and operations of other Virtual Airlines. Find a list of our incredible staff team below.
Current Staff List
Charlie Hindle - President - @Chindle_1204
Beau Giles - Vice President - @Beau_Giles
Amir Hussein - Digital Brand Director - @Amir_Hussein
Daniel ‘Aceorbit’ Rilschi - IFC Events Manager - @Aceorbit
William Verhagen Melin - Flight Supervisor - @CPTWilliam
Jeylan Beck - In-house Events Manager - @Swiss69
Staff Vacancy List
Staff Vacancy - Public Relations Manager
- Manage and post images to our Instagram account (minimum three updates per week) including responding to comments etc
- Updating our IFC Thread appropriately each week as necessary
- Working closely with SIVA’s Events Management team and Digital Brand Director to promote and organise SIVA IFC events
- Maintain an active visible presence at SIVA events
- You must be aged 15 or above
- You must be Grade 3 or above on Infinite Flight
- You must have an active Infinite Flight Pro Subscription or are expecting to get one promptly
- You must be in good standing with the IFVARB and IFC (Not be on the IFVARB Blacklist and have no prior suspensions from the IFC. Exceptions may be made on very rare occasions
To apply, please send a PM to @SwissVirtual on the IFC.
Our Codeshare Partners
At SWISS International VA, we pride ourselves in having already established codeshare routes with some of Infinite Flight’s leading and well-known Virtual Airlines. Our codeshares currently are as follows:
Etihad Virtual Airways - @Amaar_Viqar - Etihad Virtual Thread
South African Virtual Airlines - @Owain_G - South African Virtual Thread
TAP Air Portugal Virtual - @Narruto_Mieumieu - TAP Air Portugal Virtual Thread
Singapore Virtual Airlines - @Transport_Hub - Singapore Airlines Virtual Thread
Non Stop Virtual - @OC212 - Non Stop Virtual Thread
Air India Virtual Virtual - @Prasoon_S - Air India Virtual Thread
Our Fleet and Destinations
SWISS International VA operate a wide range of fleet for our pilots to enjoy. This diverse list means that we have a great mixture of short haul and long haul routes, which are extremely accommodating to all members. We also emulate a database with over 1000+ real-life routes flown by SWISS and Edelweiss.
A318-100 - Operated by SwissPeak
A319-100 - SWISS International
A320-200 - SWISS International and Edelweiss
A321-200 - SWISS International
A330-300 - SWISS International and Edelweiss
A340-300 - SWISS International and Edelweiss
B777-300ER - SWISS International
MD-11 - Operated by SwissPeak
Become a SWISS International VA Pilot
Pilots applying to join SWISS International VA are required to complete an application before joining. We operate on strong pilot expertise, so our minimum pilot requirements are relatively strict. Please review our entry requirements prior to application.
Our Entry Requirements
- You must be aged 15 or above.
- You must be Grade 3 or above on Infinite Flight.
- You must have an active Infinite Flight Pro Subscription or are expecting to get one promptly.
- You must be in good standing with the IFVARB and IFC (Not be on the IFVARB Blacklist and have no prior suspensions from the IFC. Exceptions may be made on very rare occasions.
- You must be able to fly and log at least 3 flights per month.