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Since its founding in 2018, Singapore Virtual has aimed to provide a professional, welcoming space for our pilots.
The newest rendition of the VA is no different. With a close-knit pilot environment in our slack and 730 routes and codeshares, any pilot is sure to find that we precisely represent our motto, A Great Way To Fly. Singapore Virtual continues to use a streamlined, integrated crew center with its bases in AirTable for reliable and simple flight logging without sacrificing functionality. We hold in-house events weekly, featuring a wide variety of routes using a wide variety of aircraft across the globe, and we have recently extended the program to feature pilot-chosen events. We also feature our Singapore Status program, a frequent-flyer program for pilots who have climbed through and above the reaches of our rank system. As a representative of one of the world’s finest airlines, we are always aiming higher to better embody the weighty name of the Singapore Group.
Singapore Virtual functions with a four-person staff team, all of whom have more than a year of experience managing virtual airlines, Singapore and others.
CEO - Andrew (@AndrewWu)
COO - Mathew (@TwinsRock88)
Chief Pilot - Sam (@Yacht)
Routes Manager - Edivan (@Edivan_dcds)
Singapore Virtual features eleven different aircraft in three different liveries in its mainline fleet, as well as four in branch programs and many more in codeshares.
These aircraft are the backbone of operation of Singapore Virtual.
The A330-300 flies primarily short and medium hauls throughout mainland Asia, and also into Australia.
The A350-900 operates an incredibly wide range of flights for Singapore, from quick hops between commercial centers, all the way up to the legendary SQ21/22, the longest regularly scheduled commercial flight.
The A380-800 serves huge markets with huge demand other aircraft would need to make multiple flights to handle, like New York, London, and Hong Kong.
The 777-200(ER) is now a legacy aircraft, retired by Singapore Airlines in April of 2020 due to the global pandemic. It will continue to be operated by Singapore Virtual as a memory of the past, flying a select set of routes of many different lengths into Asia, Europe, and Australia.
The 777-300(ER) is the backbone of the Singapore Airlines long haul fleet, flying far into Europe, North America, and Australia, and also on select high-demand routes into Asia.
The 787-10 is configured by Singapore in a high-density setup, and thus operates shorter, high demand flights.
These aircraft represent the no-frills, low cost side of the Singapore group, bringing travel to the masses.
The A319-100 primarily serves short and medium haul destinations in Southeast Asia and China. Note: TigerAir merged with Scoot in 2016.
The A320-200 serves similar markets as the A319-100, but also serves (relatively) distant markets six or more hours from Singapore.
The 787-8 serves medium and long haul destinations in Asia and Europe.
The 787-9 serves the same markets as the 787-8, in addition to the large cities in the Australian market.
These aircraft, soon to be painted in the Singapore livery, are the regional division of the Singapore Group.
The A319-100 serves regional markets in Southeast and East Asia.
The A320-200 serves the same markets as the A319-100.
The 737-800 serves more distant destinations, including northern Australian cities.
Singapore Virtual brings cargo to the table courtesy of ANA Virtual. This branch program features current and legacy Singapore Cargo routes, flying the Nippon Cargo 747-8F. Routes included in this program generally include multiple stops and cross multiple continents. Unlocked at Kris Captain (100-140 Hours)
Singapore Virtual honors the legacy of the DC10, retired in 1983. Through this branch program, pilots can take the DC10 on its historic routes including the infamous Kai Tak. Unlocked at Kris Commander (200+ Hours).
Singapore, as one of Asia’s great commerce hubs, attracts a lot of business traffic. Under this branch program, pilots can, once a month, fly a three legged flight that originates from, terminates in, or passes through Singapore using the Citation X and/or the TBM-930. Unlocked at Kris Commander (200+ Hours).
Star Alliance Partners
Air New Zealand
South African Airways
Swiss International Airlines
Other Codeshare Partners
FlyBe (Legacy Routes)
Singapore Virtual features eight pilot ranks up to 200 hours.
|Cadet Trainee||Cadet Pilot||Senior Cadet||Co-Pilot||Senior Co-Pilot||Captain||Senior Captain||Commander|
|0-10 Hours||10-20 Hours||20-40 Hours||40-60 Hours||60-100 Hours||100-140 Hours||140-200 Hours||Over 200 Hours|
|SilkAir||Scoot A320 Family||Singapore A333||Singapore B772||Singapore B77W||Scoot 787 Family||Singapore B78X and A359||Singapore A388|
Singapore Status is a frequent flyer program aimed at Kris Commanders.
Singapore Status consists of four separate statuses, Elite, Silver, Gold, and Platinum (PPS), modeled after Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program. To obtain each status, pilots must complete a certain objective.
|Fly to all continents served||Fly all aircraft (including codeshares)||Fly to select markets worldwide||Fly to all destinations on any two continents|
Pilots who are not Kris Commander are eligible to start working on their statuses, however they can not receive the status until they achieve Commander.
Singapore Virtual holds weekly in-house events featuring a wide variety of aircraft and routes.
Every weekend, Singapore Virtual holds an in-house event. Half of these events are staff chosen, however, every other week, pilots who have attended previous events are eligible to be randomly chosen to pick the week’s event. They are also given the privilege to lead the event.
Singapore Virtual is introducing a career mode in this update.
Pilots striving for more realism are now able to fly in career mode. At the start of every week, members of staff will select a progression of 4-10 routes, depending on route length. These routes will connect (one will take off where the previous lands), and pilots may log a completed journey for a bonus in flight time.
Apply to Singapore Virtual here.
The application process will look something like the following:
- Applicant fills out the application and takes the test (on Google Form). A passing score is a 20/40 or above. If the applicant scores lower than a 20/40, they can try applying again in three months. Do not retake the test immediately if you fail.
- Assuming the applicant passes the test, they will receive a link to join the slack from a member of staff. Applications are checked multiple times per week and should take no longer than 48 hours to be processed.
- The applicant joins the slack, where they will be given information via Greetbot on initial proceedings of the VA, and given their badge.
- Pilots will be put through a checkride program before they may begin logging hours for the VA. This checkride evaluates the ability of the pilot to handle different scenarios they may encounter, such as controlled airspaces. The nature of this checkride will vary based on the grade of the pilot and their entry exam score. A pilot who passes checkride will be given any pointers applicable and are allowed to begin logging hours for the VA. A pilot who fails checkride will be given pointers applicable and can try again in three days. Note that pilots part of institutions with more difficult entry checkrides will be exempt from this step.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to PM a staff member.