Welcome to the TAP Air Portugal VA brand new thread!
We are the first Portuguese IFVARB approved VA, based on Lisbon and Porto, bringing the world and Portugal closer (specially Brazil).
We are a relativelly small VA, because we have 49 members.
We offer a professional and friendly journey for all.
We were founded precisely one year ago, by @Manuel_Macedo and @Narruto_Mieumieu, as we wanted to meet more Portuguese players in IF, which made us make new (and amazing friends) who happen to live in the same city than we do.
In the summer we will have things changed, such as the system and website.
Our fleet is composed by the following aircraft and the respective liveries:
-Dash 8-q400-Generic *
-Embraer E195-Azul **
-Airbus A330-Generic or Factory
-Boeing B747-200 (not in operations any more)
1* Even though TAP doesn´t operate this aircraft, we do have it in our fleet as it is the closest plane to the ATR72-600, which is a key aircraft in TAP express fleet.
** We have an agreement with AZULVA (which is in approval process) that allows them to fly the a320 with TAP’s livery and us to fly the E195 in Azul’s livery.
Our ranks are the following ones:
0hours-Trainee Pilot-ERJ190 and D8Q400
10hours-First Officer-A320 and A321
This VA has a nice variety and ammount of routes and destinations, spread across Africa, America and Europe, with the destinations in places such as:
London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Luanda, and much more!
Our countries on focus are Brazil and the US, as TAP flies to around 10 destinations in Brazil and 4 (for now) destinations in the US.
NOTE: If you dont have live, you can fly any flight in the regions, as long as it is with your designated aircraft.
Currently we have partnerships with Azores airlines Virtual and Emirates Virtual
. However, we do have partnerships with more VA’s, however these are the ones which are already certified. To check all of our partners click here
What are the codeshare agreements?
Well, our codeshare agreement allows our pilots and pilots from partner VA’s to fly a route which isn’t operated by one of the airlines. The pilot just needs to have enough hours to fly one of the planes used in the codeshared routes and then, he can fly the route and log the flight hours in both VA’s, and the hours will count on both VA’s.
A pilot which is in TAPVA and Air Azores VA can fly Ponta Delgada-Lajes (codeshared route operated in Air Azores Dash8). To earn hours for both VA’s, he just needs to fly that route with the respective plane. After that, he logs the 25 minutes of flight time in Air Azores server, and then he does the same in the TAP server, but he adds that it was a codeshared route operated by Azores.
The same thing can happen if the pilot wants to a fly a route operated by TAP and not Azores.
We use a discord server to communicate among us, because (personally) i rather discord. Our server is only accessable by an invitation link, sent by one the managers to the person who applied.
Here at TAP, we always try to improve and overcome ourselves, so we have a list of objectives and plans to make happen in the future, such as:
-Improving our current systrem, with a new webiste and changes in the system, using VAM. Target time: June, July
-Finishing our brand new future alliance with more VA’s.
Target time: Depends on the founder VA’s IFVARB approval time
Currently, this is the website in use:
Even if you don’t have live, we will still accept you!
However, you must speak English or Portuguese.
Thanks for reading our thread! If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to post them in the thread! But before you go, please vote in the polls below.
Did I explain well the codeshare part?
- a)You explained well.
- b) You didnt explain well.
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Thanks and happy landings!
Obrigado e bons voos!
João Sousa, CEO of TAP Air Portugal Virtual.