Southwest Virtual | Heart Sets Us Apart | New Thread

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Website (Under Construction) - Application - IFVARB


Southwest Virtual has been a prominent presence within the Infinite Flight Community for over four years, and over the course of this period, we have continued to strive towards innovating and improving the pilot experience SWVA has to offer. Featuring an easy to use crew center, Discord server, and application, our goal is to make sure that your experience at Southwest Virtual is as seamless as possible. In addition, our staff team consists of dedicated and passionate community members with extensive experience within Infinite Flight and the Infinite Flight Community that are more than willing to assist you. All of these aspects combine to create a pilot experience that is unique, fun, and professional.

At Southwest Virtual, we offer a diverse system of routes that stretch from the islands of Hawaii to the east coast of the United States. In addition, international services provide services to countries such as Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. With our fleet consisting only of the Boeing 737, our pilots can learn and master the fundamentals of flying this versatile aircraft. In addition, this provides the flexibility of being able to fly routes as short as 30 minutes, or as long as six hours. With a crew center that can be navigated quickly, pilots can find routes, fly, and file these flights efficiently.

Want to know more about SWVA? Join us and see what the Southwest Virtual experience is all about!

The Southwest Virtual staff team consists of dedicated, passionate, and professional individuals that have significant amounts of experience within Infinite Flight and the Infinite Flight Community. Thanks to the hard work of these individuals, the Southwest Virtual environment is able to be maintained to the highest standard. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding SWVA, please feel free to contact one of the staff members listed below.

Position Username Name
Chief Executive Officer @BigBert10 Bert
Chief Executive Officer @Jordan808 Jordan
Chief Operations Officer @Thunderbolt Matt
Head of Internal Affairs @Sashaz55 Sasha
Head of External Affairs @ColtonS Colton
Chief Communications Officer @Mukundan_Srivatsa Mukundan
Director of Talent Acquisition @VegasKing Vegas
Director of Company Events @HarryH1 Harry

Want to join the team? Send us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. However, becoming a SWVA pilot first is strongly recommended.

The Southwest Virtual fleet is simple, with just the Boeing 737-700 and the Boeing 737-800. However, with multiple liveries, including the Desert Gold Classic Blue, and Heart colors, as well as special liveries featuring Shamu and Illinois One, there’s something for everyone. With a simple fleet, our pilots can learn everything there is to know about the 737, and in doing so, mastering the flying component of the aircraft.

Boeing 737-700 Boeing 737-800
Southwest - Heart Southwest - Heart
Southwest - Canyon Blue Southwest - Canyon Blue
Southwest - Desert Gold
Southwest - Illinois One
Southwest - Shamu

With service to 115 destinations in 40 U.S. states, as well as international service to countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, and Cuba, Southwest Virtual offers one of the most diverse system of routes there is to offer. Featuring routes ranging in length from 30 minutes to six hours, our routes are flexible for any pilot. Our hub and spoke system also provides additional variety; our nationwide system of hubs is listed below.

Hub City State
KPHX Phoenix Arizona
KLAX Los Angeles California
KOAK Oakland California
KDEN Denver Colorado
KMCO Orlando Florida
KATL Atlanta Georgia
KMDW Chicago (Midway) Illinois
KBWI Baltimore Maryland
KLAS Las Vegas Nevada
KDAL Dallas (Love) Texas
KHOU Houston (Hobby) Texas

Since the beginning, Southwest Virtual has never been very big on limiting what or where you can fly because of your seniority, rank, or any other reason. As such, while we do have a ranking system, it does not put any stipulations on the routes or aircraft you can fly. It is merely there to quickly determine how many hours you have, and is there for those pilots who like to climb up the ranks. Career Ranks are Trainee through ATP Captain and A-List Preferred Ranks are from Bronze to Platinum.

Career Ranks

  • Trainee: 0-10 Hours
  • Second Officer: 10-25 Hours
  • First Officer: 25-50 Hours
  • Senior First Officer: 50-75 Hours
  • Captain: 75-125 Hours
  • Senior Captain: 125-200 Hours
  • ATP Captain: 200-300 Hours

For our most dedicated pilots, our Rapid Rewards program offers a wide variety of perks, including event priority, flight time multipliers, and more! Beginning at the Captain rank (75 hours), pilots will qualify for this program, and at 300 hours, pilots will qualify for our most prestigious status, A-List Preferred. A-List status pilots will enjoy a dedicated membership role in our Discord server, multipliers on all flights, and event signup and pushback priority.

A-List Preferred Ranks
  • Bronze: 300-750 Hours
  • Silver: 750-1500 Hours
  • Gold: 1500-2500 Hours
  • Platinum: 2500+ Hours


Southwest Virtual’s application process is quick and easy, so that your entry into our virtual airline is seamless. Our requirements for entry are reasonable, and they are listed below.

Application Requirements:

  • A valid Infinite Flight Community account
  • At least 13 years old
  • An active Infinite Flight Pro subscription
  • Grade 3 status
  • Ability to pass a written exam and flying test

Please note that we conduct background checks - if you have a history of discipline, including suspensions, on the IFC, or a watchlist status with the IFVARB, your application may be denied. In addition, if you are on the IFVARB blacklist or do not fulfill all of the entry requirements, your application will be denied.

To apply, fill out the application through the link below, and a member of our team will message you within a reasonable time period. We hope to see you soon!

Application Link

Southwest Virtual is not affiliated with Southwest Airlines. All content, including media, in this thread and on our platforms belongs to Southwest Virtual and may not be used elsewhere without permission.


Amazing thread SWVA! Congratulations on your beautiful approval and welcome to the VA world!


Wow nicely out together.


Amazing thread! I’m happy to see SWVA back in action!


Glad to see SWVA back. Very nice thread!

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Amazing thread!!! So happy to be staff here!!


Thank you everyone for the kind reception, we look forward to welcoming new applicants and returnees in the coming days as we return to normal operations. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to leave a reply on the thread or message @SouthwestVirtual.


I just applied @SouthwestVirtual


Cant wait to get back into SWVA!! Missed the beautiful colors of SWVA!! Applied as well!


Finally! I have been waiting for a while for the new thread. Hopefully, I can get accepted!


Grateful to still be a pilot! Thanks for the hard work put into everything!


Welcome back to the VA community Southwest! Glad to see you guys back up and running ❤️


Truly stunning thread, Southwest Virtual!

All the best


Love this VA. So happy to be a part of it. Great job on the rebuild @Jordan808


One of the most beautiful , simple and attractive threads I’ve seen in a while


Wow, amazing thread Southwest! So nice to see you guys back up and running! :D


As a pilot for Southwest Virtual, I have to say this is one of the best VA’s out there if you want to start basic. The Crew Center is extremely easy to use and you are not assigned a base or any aircraft/route restrictions. Good to see the Thread in action, the growth will be amazing.


Just applied! :)


Congrats SWA Virtual! Luv y’all!


Just a quick question, for those of us who have applied where can we see an approval message or something along the lines of that?