IFVARB Approved and Certified
Connecting Portugal to the World. At TAPVA we aim to offer the best possible experience to our pilots. Here you get to meet others and develop new friendships, because we have members from all over the globe! You can also develop your soft and hard skills! Here we have a big variety of routes and aircrafts, so you won’t get bored!
We meet the needs of the Portuguese community, which has all its members, currently, in the VA. We are flexible and adaptable to the changes in the simulator. What are you waiting for? Our arms are wide open!
Striving to give all our pilots the best professional flying experience we can, and to guarantee that every member feels part of the group. Everyday we work hard to ensure we achieve that goal.
TAP AIR Portugal Virtual offers an amazing website with all the necessary information members need regarding their flights such as routes, the fleet (and ranks) and the hours they have currently logged for the VA. The platform used to create the website was Weebly. Please don’t hesitate to take a quick look at it, either by clicking on ‘‘Our Website’’, or through the link displayed here: https://tapvirtualif.weebly.com
The TAP AIR Portugal VA’s staff is dedicated and attentive, certainly people that you can rely on if there is any problem
As in real life, TAP AIR Portugal VA’s fleet is filled with diversity, from the E190, through the A320, and onto the majestic 747-200. To take a look at our fleet, check here, or take a look below!
Embraer E190 - The Brazilian made Embraer 190 is used in our TAP Express routes. It is a pleasant aircraft to fly.
Embraer E195 - The longer version of the E190, the E195 is used on longer TAP Express routes, such as Lisbon-Manchester.
Airbus A319 - The smaller version of the A320, the A319, is used on long medium-haul routes, as well as some lower-demand medium-haul routes.
Airbus A320 - The Airbus’s best-seller plane, the A320, is on our fleet, being used on our medium haul routes across routes.
Airbus A321 - The longer version of the A320, the A321, is used on our medium-haul routes with higher demand. When the NEO version gets delivered, it will also be used in routes between Porto and the US East Coast.
Airbus A330 - The A330 is used on all of our long haul routes. Easy to land, and pleasant to fly.
Boeing B747-200 - The memory of the good ol’ days, when TAP used to have B747-200s. Fortunately still in TAP VA’s fleet, and used on our long haul routes.
Along with our Aircraft, we have a ranking system with 6 Ranks, that allows our members to develop as experienced pilots in the VA. We work like this: The more the hours logged for us, the heavier your rank, and larger the number of aircraft you get to taste. Check them here or take a look below!
|Embraer 190||0 hours||Trainee|
|Embraer 195||3 hours||Second Officer|
|Airbus A319||6 hours||First Officer|
|Airbus A320 & A321||12 hours||Senior First Officer|
|Airbus A330||30 hours||Captain|
|Boeing 747-200||60 hours||Commander|
Other than ranks, to motivate our pilots, we offer virtual TAP “Descobertas” designations with 3 colors: TPVABronze, TPVASilver and TPVAGold:
|TPVA Bronze||30 Hours|
|TPVA Silver||70 Hours|
|TPVA Gold||100 Hours|
It has been 2 years since TAP AIR Portugal VA has started to connect Portugal to various astonishing destinations, spread across 34 countries, in 3 continents. Most of our medium haul routes are in Europe, with the majority of the long haul ones being destinated to South America. Check the routes here !
TAP AIR Portugal VA has partnerships with VAs that cover the rest of the world
Meet our amazing partners!
|IFVARB Approved||Non-IFVARB Approved|
|AIr India Virtual (AIVA)||Azul VA (AVIF)|
|Etihad Virtual (EYV)|
|Gol VA (GOLVA)|
|Swiss International Virtual (SIVA)|
Interested in joining the VA? It’s really easy, Just click on the “Interested? Join!” above, or click here and you will be redirected to fill in a formulary! Now, the only thing left is to do expect a response in the next 24h!
If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to fill our support formulary, which you’ll find here!
A huge thanks to @Flying_Ant for elaborating this amazing thread, and to @HFP, for helping with the adjustments and some final details. We would also like to thank to our amazing pilots who made possible for us to stay active for so long!
Thanks for reading our thread. If you have any questions, please ask, we want your opinions! Here at the VA, we will always be awaiting new members De Braços Abertos or "With Arms wide Open"
This VA is not affiliated with or endorsed by TAP AIR Portugal®. The TAP AIR Portugal® designs used in this thread are trademarks of the TAP AIR Portugal corporation®
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Bons voos!-Happy Flying!
Visitem Portugal!-Visit Portugal!
On behalf of the whole VA, thank you for reading our thread!