The IFVARB Information Thread - 2020

The Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board

Application Process | User Watchlist | Policies | Reservation List

The Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board is the governing and assisting body that controls and coordinates all efforts and operations within the VA community. The Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board is designed and intended to enhance the VA sector of the Infinite Flight Community.

The IFVARB is intended to make VAs more professional, organized, and in line with the guidelines and standards of the community. In addition, the IFVARB helps clear up some of the clutter on the forum that certain members find inconvenient and irritating while also making the presence of Virtual Airlines clearer and more beneficial.

Our main goal is to benefit new and existing VAs that add value to the community by creating a professional, organised, and pleasant atmosphere for like-minded individuals to thrive and grow within.

IFVARB is made up of a team of volunteers, all who bring different qualities to the table. They are dedicated and passionate about improving the VA community and making it a place for individuals and organizations to thrive.

All members of the IFVARB have been specially chosen for their maturity, expertise, and experience involving VAs and the Infinite Flight Community itself. Membership on the board is on an invitation-only basis. Please do not DM members about joining the board.

IFVARB Team Members

Staff Supervisor | Infinite Flight LLC liaison and arbiter in all disciplinary matters. Infinite Flight staff have the ability to override any and all decisions at their discretion. Staff hold the final say in arbitration.

Supervising Staff | @MishaCamp

Supervising Moderators | The community moderators that oversee all of the operations within IFVARB.

Supervising Moderator | @Levet
Supervising Moderator | @Chris_S
Supervising Moderator | @DeerCrusher
Supervising Moderator | @Damian
Supervising Moderator | @Marc

Administrators | The managers of IFVARB, frontline personnel, and point of contact for dealing with VA matters.

Administrator | @Danman
Administrator | @BluePanda900
Administrator | @Brandon_K
Administrator | @mwe2187

Members & Leaders | The people who make the VARB tick with their hard work in certifying VAs.

Leader | @Adam_Williams
Leader | @Thomas_G
Leader | @Jon_H
Leader | @MDoor
Member | @Chatta290
Member | @Delta319
Member | @Darius_Glover
Member | @Balloonchaser
Member | @Matthew_Chan
Member | @Transport_Hub
Member | @Aceorbit

HADES | @JoshFly8
Administrator Emeritus (Please do not DM) | @IceBlue
Administrator Emeritus (Please do not DM) | @Chris_Hoover

How do I reserve an airline?

You are able to reserve an airline if you meet the requirements on our Apply Page in our website. It is important to meet all the requirements and provide all the information asked for in the application to successfully reserve an airline.

How can I have my positive and negative feedback heard?

The #discussions channel of the IFVARB Slack. A member will gladly respond to your questions, praise, or concerns. In addition, you can also provide feedback on our feedback and questions thread .

What if I see a VA that may not be certified?

In this case, please personal message an Admin here on the community and they will be happy to look into it for you. Please do not inquire directly on the thread as it creates unnecessary clutter.

How do I know what Admin and Leader I’ll get assigned to?

You will get an Admin and Leader assigned to your application based on the region of your VA/VO. @Danman is assigned to original VA/VOs while the others are assigned to the regions shown below.

What are the requirements for me to apply to be a CEO for my VA/VO?

The following are the requirements needed to be a Virtual Airline/Organization CEO:

  • Member trust level (TL2) forum account. This must be the CEO’s own account. VA specific accounts can only be made once your VA is certified.
  • Knowledge and experience of the VA community- We expect applicants to understand how the IFC VA community works and ideally know people who are a part of it. ‘Experience’ is a loose term; experience in a staff team for a VA is ideal but being part of a VA as a pilot or other member may be enough to qualify you. We will also consider applicants who may not have been apart of a VA specifically but have a good forum presence and/or have been active on the forum for a long time. We will consider each applicant using their experience statement.
  • A Good level of maturity- We will assess this from your conduct when messaging IFVARB admins and staff, your general conduct on the forum, and in some cases will consult the moderation team for advice. There is no age limit, however, we can reject applicants based on their maturity alone.
  • Ensuring that it is not on the list of disallowed VAs or on the list of reserved VAs. We have been contacted by various airlines about copyright violations and asking that VA’s cease operations. The list of disallowed VA’s can be found here and the active reservations can be found here.

Thread Change-log

2018/01/26 - Updated Staff Positions to reflect staffing changes. Wording refined in some sections.
2018/02/12 - Added New Members - Welcome!
2018/02/13 - Updated Mission Statement Requirements
2018/03/02 - Added New Members - Welcome!
2018/05/13 - Refined Wording and Revised Application Requirements
2018/07/14 - Updated Staff List with new roles
2018/07/27 - Updated Staff List
2018/08/18 - Added Reservations List
2018/12/21 - Updated Staff list and Attached Threads. Added bedazzled title for Josh
2019/01/16 - Updated Slack policy.
2019/02/19 - Updated Staff List, Policy Creation and Alteration Process, Change from Blacklist to Watchlist
2019/04/28 - IFVARB Refresh: Application Process, Database, Policies, User Watchlist, and Reservation List can now be found at www.IFVARB.com
2020/01/11 - Updated Staff List

The Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Infinite Flight LLC.
© 2020 Infinite Flight Virtual Airline Regulatory Board



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Thread Update - 2020/01/12

We would like to announce some staffing changes:

We would like to welcome @MDoor and @Jon_H to the leader team to expedite review times. Their wealth of experience as members will serve them well as leaders.

@Chris_Hoover has resigned effective immediately to focus on other IF-related projects. We thank him for his service to the IFVARB and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

In his place, the IFVARB Admin team has appointed @mwe2187 to the post of Administrator by unanimous selection effective immediately. @mwe2187 has demonstrated exemplary service to the IFVARB during his tenure as Member and Leader. We are confident that he is well-suited to the role and will bring a great deal of skill and expertise to the team.

We look forward with working with our members in their expanded roles and we hope that you can welcome them to the team!

Danman
On behalf of the team.

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Hello everyone! We are proud to announce that we have just released the brand new VA/VO staff system on our website! To find this page publicly, navigate to the tab in the navigation bar that says, “Staff Recruitment.” This page has the main purpose of replacing the Prospective Staff Recruitment thread sometime in the near future. For the initial release, this will only be available to active VA/VO’s. However, later on down the road, this will become available to airlines in the review process. With this new page, users will be able to view all the open staff positions and apply for them. Along with this new system, we also have several other small updates to the site which are listed below:

• NEW API for Developers (Watchlist/Blacklist, Airlines/Organizations)
• NEW Backend Reservation Status Login System
• NEW IFVARB Approved Graphic Customizer (Version 1)
• NEW Feeling Lucky Feature in Database
• NEW Database Filter to search by callsign
• NEW Slack Command to look up airlines by callsign in IFVARB Slack Workspace

If you have any questions, please head to the IFVARB Feedback And Questions Thread and ask them there. Please also let us know how you like the new features!

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