TAP Air Portugal VA | Wherever, whenever... ready to fly | Official Thread

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Sky is now within your reach with TAP Air Portugal VA. Growing healthy, more and more, this is the VA made just thinking on you.

Fly everywhere, explore new places, face new challenges and a lot more! Are you ready?

Our Story

TAP Air Portugal (previously Tap Virtual) is a virtual airline for Infinite Flight based in the real world airline TAP Air Portugal SA. It was founded in 2019, started their activities in 2020 and was re-founded in June 2021 and recertified in September of that same year.

The owners of the organization are Portugal-made people, avgeeks and TAP fans, promissing giving to everyone who join us the realism of being part of the portuguese flag carrier.

Also, 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 were ranking up is certainly easy and funny.

Also, in the year of 2021, TAP Air Portugal VA was nominated for “Best New VA” according to IFC Awards, which we took the 2nd place. 2nd

Wherever, whenever you are… we’re ready to fly.

Executive team

TAP Air Portugal VA Executive is composed by men and women listed below:

Role Member
CEO @flybarroso
COO @CptRuben
HR & Route Manager @MiguelB
Social Media Designer @Ines_pereira
Social Media Manager @Pilot_Mary
Chief Pilot @Infinite_Flight_Bra1

Note: Despite the application form for staff are available in the website, the team is closed to new appliants, altough, we’ll consider the submissions if we have a new spot open.

Fleet (1)

TAP Air Portugal VA counts now with 9 types of airplanes since A320 family till DH8D (AT72’s crossover).

Airplane Airline
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
Airbus 330 - 900 HiFly
Boeing 747 - 200 TAP Air Portugal
Boeing 767 - 300 EuroAtlantic Airways
Boeing 777 - 200LR CEIBA Intercontinental (Operated by White)
Embraer 190 TAP Express - Portugália
Embraer 195 TAP Express - Portugália
Dash 8 (ATR 72’s crossover) TAP Express - White

Ranks

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 - 9 Regional and short-haul routes; TAP Express Routes
Cadet 10 - 24 TAP Air Portugal Routes; Routes w/ Airbus 319 and Boeing 737-700
First Officer 25 - 44 Medium-Haul routes; Routes w/ Airbus 320 and Boeing 737-800
Senior First Officer 45 - 74 Routes w/ Airbus 321 Boeing 737-900 and Boeing 757-200
Captain 75 - 99 Long-haul routes; Routes w/ Airbus A330, Beoing 767 and Boeing 777-200ER
Flight Captain 100 - 199 Routes w/ Airbus 340-600, Airbus 350-900, Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER
Senior Flight Captain 200 - 349 Ultra long-haul routes; Boeing 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10
Commercial Captain 350 - 499 Routes w/ Airbus 380
Senior Commercial Captain 500 - 849 Cargo routes; Routes w/ Boeing 747-8, Boeing 777F and MD11F
ATP Senior Captain 850 + Historic Routes - Boeing 747-200 TAP Retro Livery; 1.4x multiplier

“Routes” includes codeshared ones except Trainee

Destinations

Operating from Lisbon, Oporto and Madeira, with more than 90 destinations in 5 continents, come aboard and fly with us along the world. Historic, regular, charter and even cargo routes. All kind of adventure for all kind of likes.

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!

Codeshares and agreements

With more than 40 partnerships with well marked VAs and real world airlines, the world is within your reach. We currently hold +6,000 (both legs), a factor that will allow you to fly to anywhere in world… who knows one day we’ll be able to go to space!

Ethiopian or United, Europe or Asia… come and choose where you’ll be heading today!

Codeshare map


CFP

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 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 the opportunity to take advantage of our fleet as well.


TAPVA Academy

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 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.


Website

We have a new website with a personalized design, more intuitive and easy to use. The website is also mobile-friendly and has a live chat so you can also reach the team easier if you have any doubt regarding our website or something else.

We are now more reachable and close to you. Take a look at it !


Apply

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.

Application Process

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 Executive Team

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We are not endorsed, associated, affiliated or sponsored by TAP Air Portugal SA. The name and logo belong to their owner. TAP Air Portugal VA is a virtual airline for Infinite Flight, Mobile Flight Simulator. This thread is dedicated for entertainment purposes only, do not copy or sell.
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Just applied! Noice thread :D

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I have Applied!

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Just answered them! Can’t wait to see you guys! :D


CEO
J Barroso

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I also applied! Nice thread TAP Portugal VA!

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We are happy to have you guys as our codeshare partners! Great job on the thread!


Hamza
Deputy President
Saudia Virtual

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We are looking forward to see you in the skies here! Thanks a lot, y’all feedback are very important for us.

YIKES! Thanks a lot mate! See you around!

Thank you for staying with since the very beginning and remain with us till today! Hope we can maintain this relationship longer and healthy as it is!


CEO
J Barroso

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Good Virtual Thread!, and i applied! 💚❤️

Morning could the Codeshare Manager please contact me! Thanks

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What a lovely thread! And, we are happy to be one of your partners!👋

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Sure we did! We had renewal our strength with our fellow partners @IndiaVirtual, this codeshare is certainly a strategic one for both VAs.
India is even closer, come feel that with us!


Wherever, whenever… ready to fly

TAP Air Portugal VA Team 🇵🇹

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I applied 5 days ago and still haven’t got any news 🥲