With a new management team and without affraid of challenges, TAP Air Portugal VA is back with a lot of energy and real portuguese spirit.
Have you ever wondered how could you live with Portugal in your heart? We got the answer: TAP Air Portugal VA! Do you still have your doubts? Join us then!
TAP Air Portugal VA or simply TAPVA, is based on real world airline TAP Air Portugal known as TAP. TAPVA counts now with 2 hubs wich are LPPR (Porto) and LPPT (Lisbon) as the main HUB. We have more than 150 routes and a funny variety in the fleet, the key to make your experience way more interesting.
With codeshare agreements with major airlines and a few cargo routes TAPVA provides a huge variety of destinations around the globe, giving even more options and reasons to choose us as your Virtual Airline.
TAP Air Portugal VA strives to give its pilots and all members a realistic and professional experience and inclusion in the group, turning this VA into something that isn’t only runned by its staff but all the members in, principally the pilots.
TAP Air Portugal VA staff is composed by men and woman listed below:
|HR & Route Manager||@MiguelB|
|Social Media Designer||@Ines_pereira|
|Head of External Affairs||@Charlieab29|
Are you aiming to work with us? Submit your application here.
TAP Air Portugal VA counts now with 9 types of airplanes since A320 family till DH8D (AT72’s crossover).
We believe the variety in a fleet is the key to gain favouritism within the community.
|Airbus 319 - 100||TAP Air Portugal|
|Airbus 320 - 200||TAP Air Portugal|
|Airbus 321 - 200||TAP Air Portugal|
|Airbus 330 - 300||TAP Air Portugal|
|Airbus 330 - 900||TAP Air Portugal|
|Boeing 747 - 200||TAP Air Portugal|
|Embraer 190||TAP Express|
|Embraer 195||TAP Express|
|Dash 8 (ATR 72’s crossover)||TAP Express|
TAP Air Portugal VA has Codeshare agreements with some of the most concepted VAs in the IFC.
Check them out below!
As codeshare partners, the fleet is shared as well! We believe the that a healthy and large partnership is the key for success.
Check below which other airliners you will able to fly:
|Airbus 319 - 100||Brussels Airlines, Air India, United, easyJet|
|Airbus 320 - 200||Aegean, Saudia, Etihad, Lufthansa, ANA, Air Asia Japan, Finnair, Airbus Industry, Air India, Azul, United, easyJet, Air Asia, Asiana|
|Airbus 321 - 200||Alitalia, Austrian, Etihad, Saudia, Lufthansa, ANA, Finnair, Airbus Industry, Air India, Asiana|
|Airbus 330 - 300||Brussels Airlines, Saudia, Lufthansa, Finnair, Airbus Industry, Air Europa, Air Asia, Asiana|
|Airbus 330 - 900||Azul Linhas Aéreas, Air Asia|
|Airbus 340 - 600||Finnair, Tahiti Nui|
|Airbus 350 - 900||Lufthansa, Finnair, Ethiopian, Airbus Industry, United, Asiana|
|Airbus 380 - 800||Emirates,Etihad, Lufthansa, Airbus Industry, Asiana|
|Boeing 737 - 700||Ethiopian, United, GOL|
|Boeing 737 - 800||El Al Israel Airlines, Ethiopian, United, GOL, Webjet|
|Boeing 747 - 400||Saudia, Lufthansa, Air India, Asiana|
|Boeing 747 - 8||Lufthansa, Nippon Cargo|
|Boeing 757 - 200||Finnair, United|
|Boeing 767 - 300||ANA, United, Asiana|
|Boeing 777 - 200ER||Austrian, Saudia, ANA, United, Asiana|
|Boeing 777 - 200LR||Emirates, Etihad, Air India|
|Boeing 777 - 300ER||Emirates, Etihad, Saudia, All Nippon, Air India|
|Boeing 777 Freighter||Etihad; Saudia|
|Boeing 787 - 8||ANA, Ethiopian, United, Air Europa|
|Boeing 787 - 9||Etihad, Saudia, ANA, Air India, Tahiti Nui, United, Air Europa|
|Boeing 787 - 10||Etihad, ANA, United|
|Bombardier CRJ 700||United|
|Bombardier CRJ 900||Lufthansa|
|Cessna 208||Tahiti Nui|
|Dash - 8||ANA, Ethiopian, Tahiti Nui, United|
|Embraer 195||Azul, Air Europa|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-11F||Saudia, Ethiopian|
TAP Air Portugal VA holds a 10-level raking system. As more you fly, as more routes you will be able to fly.
Check the levels in the table below:
|Rank||Flight Time (in hours)||Unlocked|
|Trainee||0 - 10||Regional and short-haul routes; TAP Express Routes|
|Cadet||10 - 25||TAP Air Portugal Routes; Routes w/ Boeing 737-800|
|First Officer||25 - 45||Medium-Haul routes; Routes w/ Airbus 320|
|Senior First Officer||45 - 75||Routes w/ Airbus 321 and Boeing 757-200|
|Captain||75 - 100||Long-haul routes; Routes w/ Airbus A330-300, Boeing 777-200ER|
|Flight Captain||100 - 200||Routes w/ Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER|
|Senior Flight Captain||200 - 350||Ultra long-haul routes; Boeing 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10|
|Commercial Captain||350 - 500||Routes w/ Airbus 380|
|Senior Commercial Captain||500 - 750||Cargo routes; Routes w/ MD11F and Boeing 777F|
|ATP Senior Captain||750 +||Historic Routes - Boeing 747-200 TAP Retro Livery; 1.4x multiplier|
Fun fact: TAP Air Portugal is the only VA until now that owns a route wich connect São Tomé (FPST) with the world? And we are the european VA with more routes to Brasil!
The Charter Flight Programme is an in-development programme that strives to give the opportunity for all pilots to explore and find out destinations off of our scheduled routes.
This project has the intuition of allowing our pilots represent TAP Air Portugal VA around the globe and community.
The Charter Flight Programme will work in the following conditions:
- It will work in the 2nd and 4ths weekends of the months.
- The routes will be announced between mondays and thursdays.
- The pilots will only be able to fly the attributed A/Cs.
- 1.3x multiplier for each featured flight
The goal of this project is giving to our pilots not only a way to rank up faster but to give more options to fly and promoting TAP Air Portugal VA’s colors around the IF and IFC and give the opportunity to take advantage of our fleet as well.
The real question is: wich VA isn't looking for good pilots? At TAP VA we give special attention to pilots that are starting in Infinite Flight. We provide pratical trainings, Q&A sessions and knowledge sharing about ATC communications based in the User Guide.
The attendance at the academy is more dedicated to the ones who:
- Have less than 50% in the theoretical exams
- Show clear evidences of difficulties in flying
- Show clear evidences of diffiiculties in communicating with ATC
After accomplishing a certain time of training, the trainee will be evaluated and will be free of the academy, altough, it is open for all the pilots.
In the first ranks, we give the freedom of choice for our newest pilots so they can explore our routes and the codeshared ones.
From the Senior First Officer ranks, the scenario changes, forcing the pilots departing from were they arrived. The non-compliance of this rule can take to PiREP denial.
It starts automatically after the achieving the mentioned rank.
Thinking in joining us? See what you need to apply:
- Be 14 years old or older.
- Grade 2 or higher
- Have a valid IFC account in good standing.
- Access to Discord
- Access to Airtable
- Enthusiasm to fly around the world
You meet all the criteria? Apply here and you will be contacted by a staff member soon.
Our application process is composed by 3 phases.
In the phase 1, your application will be reviewed and you will receive the feedback about if it was accepted or denied.
In the phase 2, you must approve in a theorical test to test you knowledge about safety, proccedures ATC communication and aviation in general.
In the phase 3, you must schedule and pass in pratical test wich the main analyzed factors will be the pilots behaviour and proccedures knowledgement. In an initial phase, pratical tests will be staffed by ATC.
Note: Phase 3 is only mandatory to Grade 2 pilots and applicants with a poor mark in the test.
Thank you for reading our thread and we hope to see you in the skies!
TAP Air Portugal VA board members