Welcome to Sky Team Virtual Alliance
An IFC Alliance between Air France-KLM and Delta Virtual
Recognized by the IFVARB on Aug. 1, 2018
Sky Team Virtual Alliances announces Alitalia to the team on Sept. 9, 2018
Welcome to the official IFC thread for the Sky Team Alliance, founded in August of 2018 by Air France-KLM and Delta Virtual. Sky Team has been the dream of the leadership of the two Virtual Airlines since the conception of Infinite Flight’s Global Update in 2017. While it has been a long and tedious process to officially get to the point to release, we are excited to bring the biggest, boldest and best Virtual Alliance around bringing together two of the largest VA’s in the Infinite Flight Community and hopefully continue to expand with other members to join the Sky Team Alliance in the future.
The Sky Team Fleet
Air France Fleet
Boeing B777 Series
Boeing 787 Series
Current Delta Virtual Fleet
Boeing 747-400 (Retired)
Boeing B737 Series
Boeing B747-200 and 400
Boeing B777 Series
Boeing B787 Series
Not pictured, B757-200
Air France - KLM is a distinguished member of the Infinite Flight community since its formation in January of 2017. AF-KLM, founded by Stryder, Nabil Nohara and Cameronrenwick, were once known as Air France Virtual Airline, later replicating the real-life merger between the two airlines to form AF-KLM as Avon’s leadership guided the VA through a major expansion. Through several leadership changes, @Omar_DeWindt has taken the Presidency as of July 27, 2018 and officially entered AF-KLM into the Sky Team Partnership.
Omar - President (@Omar_DeWindt)
Emil - Deputy President (C.O.D.) (@Emil_Svanbring)
Luke - HR Manager (@Luke_Around)
Jansen - ATC Manager (@JBarralet)
Kenneth - Chief Pilot (@anon2063420)
Nelson - Flight Manager (@nxllson)
Kenney - Digital Marketing (@Kenny1238)
Vansh - Digital Marketing (@vansh_purohit)
We are the Italian virtual airline, founded by Italian IFC members.
We believe that our saying Vivi, Ama, Vola (stands for live, love, fly) truly represents us, as our main mission is to be a family-friendly VA helping IF pilots to grow in the Virtual Airline world.
We put quality over quantity, that is why we decided to join the SkyTeam alliance allowing our pilots to join other SkyTeam airlines and profit not only of codesharing, but also rank-sharing and professional events.
Alitalia Virtual Staff
Honorary President: @Fall_Etto
Route Manager: @Pluky
Flight Logger: @PIXEL
Chief Pilot: @Davidson2000
Event Manager: @AZA.DAL.610
Delta Virtual officially opened behind its founder @anon2063420 in December of 2016. Since then, the VA has blossomed to one of the largest in the Infinite Flight Community that operates with 150 active pilots and an average of 40 to 50 flights logged per day. Going over the million minute mark of Global in January, and two-million mark in April, the VA has been thriving behind a strong group of pilots. Delta Virtual operates a real-world based flight system where pilots use the same aircraft on routes as Delta uses in real life. The route system is constantly updated and features more than 1,600 routes for the pilots to enjoy!
DLVA Board of Directors
@mwe2187 : DLVA Manager / Route Manager
@Brandon_K : Social Media / Technology
@kyle.r24 : Chief Pilot / Instructor
@Vari2ty: Head of DLATC / Utility
@snowman102185 : Support / Utility
@CarlosFunes : Support / Utility
@Hopperbolic : Support / Utility
@Michael_McMurray : Event Coordinator
Hub Captains are the newest level of support that work under the coordination of the Route Manager. Hub captains help oversee a hub, or group of hubs, within the VA and the routes assigned to them to make sure that DLVA has an up-to-date database that is accurate to the real-world airline
Sky Team Events
SkyTeam Sunday Soiree Event Series
This bi-weekly event series is dedicated to bringing SkyTeam members together in celebration of the 1,074 Destinations and 177 Countries serviced by the 20 Member Airlines in the real life SkyTeam Alliance.
Every other Sunday, SkyTeam pilots will vote on a short haul route to/from a SkyTeam Alliance hub based on the designated IFATC schedule. This will allow us to show support for the IFATC and IFC, while demonstrating VA professionalism at the highest possible standard. SkyTeam IF members will have a say in the selected route and will vote on a poll to determine the route and designated SkyTeam livery. In addition to the designated SkyTeam livery, pilots may fly the colors of their respective VAs.
Sky Team Staff
The Sky Team Virtual Alliance operates behind the support of a strong staff that is made up of the AF-KLM Staff and the DLVA Board of Directors. Operating Co-Presidents are @Omar_DeWindt (President of AF-KLM) and @mwe2187 (Board member for DLVA) along with administrative leadership from @Johannes_koelsch (CEO of Alitalia). All staff decisions are made based on each staff team. Omar will also serve as the Sky Team Event Coordinator.
Sky Team Alliance - Phase 1
- New pilots joining the other side’s VA enters with a higher rank than just a newbie.
- Implementation of a SkyTeam Sunday’s Event Series.
- Launch new SkyTeamIF Thread on IFC
- Launch new SkyTeamIF Slack
Sky Team Alliance - Phase 2
- New Combined Rank Structure
- Combined Route System adopting the DLVA Table Structure
- AF-KLM to adopt PIREP logging system used by DLVA to allow joint filing
- Introduction of Global SkyTeamIF Codeshare flying perks to pilots of a certain rank
Sky Team Alliance - Future
A product of the Sky Team Alliance is that we will provide a platform to bring our great communities together, and also strive to grow the membership of other Virtual Airlines that are a part of the community. Beyond the initial launch, it will be priority for the Alliance to come together with other Sky Team members, as well as emphasize and locate leadership throughout our pilot base to create and lead future VA’s to be approved by the IFVARB for inclusion
Special thanks to the staff members from both AF-KLM and DLVA that have been a major part of this alliance in bring our two great VA’s together officially for Sky Team! Thank you to @Omar_DeWindt for all graphic design within the thread. @UpgradeMe and @DylanIE for starting the concept of discussion and @Luke_Around for being a major part of organizing the VA staff. The Sky Team staff would also like to thank @Danman and the IFVARB staff for their patience in this process as well as for their great work for the IFC, together, we can only get stronger!