A few words before we start from the leadership team…
As we approach the new year and our old thread couldn’t be edited, we wanted to repost with a few updates here.
We’ve looked at our hours requirements and adjusted them down a bit more so folks can rank up a little faster. BUT, you’ll still have to pass your checkrides! You can see the new hours requirements below.
The new virtualBlue 2.0 consists of a complete website overhaul built by @Gonzo and with some help from @epaga, our new website will be the first VA website with INTEGRATED ACARS IFOps is still in beta and hopefully will be released sometime in the New Year!
Prospective Pilots: please READ this thread carefully and if you decide to apply-follow the directions IN THIS THREAD!
We’ve also introduced a new ranking system, to bring excitement and a sense of progression to work toward at our virtual airline. vB 2.0 will also consist of a new entrance exam-every user that signs up will have take our entrance exam. It’s a 10 question test, comprised of questions about jetBlue, SIDs, STARs, ILS approaches, and a whole lot more, so study up and
We’ll see you up in the (virtual)Blue Skies!
A little challenge for y'all
-The first five (5) pilot applicants to get a 100% on our entrance exam will get a copy of IF-Assistant courtesy of our good friend @epaga (Make sure to please sign up on our website with your IFC name so we can send the exam to you-if you accidentally didn’t, please private message us at this account with the email you used to sign up and we will get you on your way to flying with Blue!)
Welcome to virtualBlue! Our mission is to be THE most realistic virtual airline for Infinite Flight. We simulate the operations of jetBlue Airways as close as possible to real world jetBlue operations as Infinite Flight allows. With our extensive routes database, and our custom made website, we offer an ultra realistic flying experience for our virtual pilots. Being a part of our Blue Crew will give you access to a vast range of tools, tutorials and an experienced staff to help build flight plans, log flights and most importantly, increase their flying knowledge. virtualBlue is the perfect airline for pilots looking to take their Infinite Flight experience to the next level. Get ready to fly the same routes and use the same procedures that real jetBlue pilots do! We even have real world jetBlue A320 and E190 Pilots on our “staff” to answer your technical questions!! (no personal questions allowed please!)
To provide our pilots with an ultra realistic and professional virtual airline experience.
At virtualBlue, we do things professionally-and we don’t stop at in-sim realism. We feature a uniquely coded website which will be constantly updated as we continue to evolve as a VA. Our website design is 100% unique and made just for VirtualBlue. Visit out our website virtualBlue.org
virtualBlue places an emphasis on flying real world flight plans. It is expected that all our pilots will fly a real world jetBlue flight plan which includes following SIDs, STARs and all other flight/airport procedures. We recommend for our pilots to utilize websites such as FlightAware, SimBrief and FlightRadar 24 along with FPLtoIF.com to get flight plans and prepare their flights.
SIDs and STARs
virtualBlue uses all real world flight plans and IFR procedures (called SIDs and STARs) at all the airports we service. The picture below depicts one of the STAR and ILS approaches to one of our largest focus cities, KBOS.
virtualBlue has amazing hub managers to help you create realistic flight plans to fly just like our real world jetBlue “counterparts.” virtualBlue University on YouTube will give you step by step instructions on creating a proper flight plan!
As virtualBlue is powered by the In-Flight suite of apps by @epaga we strongly recommend that our pilots use the suite of apps to enhance their flying experience in Infinite Flight. From time to time, we even give away copies of the apps for winning a challenge, mastering a difficult approach etc.
VirtualBlue University is a training resource for new crew members who may not be as familiar flying real world flight plans, or flying with SID/STAR procedures. Our series of training videos help new pilots learn the basics of airline style flying and reading IFR Plates (charts).
The VirtualBlue team is dedicated to maintaining a community of professional Infinite Flight pilots.
Chief Pilot | @FBWFTW
Fleet Chief | @Gonzo
Chief Adminstrative Officer | @jetPro
Chief Hub Manager | @metro
Chief Training Pilot | @cinga98
Chief Technology Officer | @DProctor
Chief Safety Officer | @Aquila
New York, KJFK | @cinga98
Boston, KBOS | Available
Fort Lauderdale, KFLL | @metro
Orlando, KMCO | Available
San Juan, TJSJ | Available
Long Beach, KLGB |
If you are interested in joining our hub manager team, please first apply and begin flying as a virtualBlue pilot. After having flown for us, you may then apply to become a staff member by messaging a member of the leadership team.
Love JetBlue? Then you’ll love VirtualBlue! We are currently accepting new pilot applications. To learn more infromation about becoming a VirtualBlue pilot, please read the requirements below or visit our website. VirtualBlue.org
While we do have some requirements and expectations from our pilots, we think our requirements are reasonable and achievable. We aim to be a professional, yet casual, relaxed and fun VA. “We’re bringing Humanity back to virtual airlines”
Crew Activity Requirement
We require our pilots to fly at least 1 flight every 30 days. However we encourage all crew members to be more active than required to take full advantage of the resources we provide.
We do understand our pilots have busy schedules, and may not be able to fly on a monthly basis, or sometimes do not subscribe to Infinite Flight on an annual basises. If a pilot knows they will be inactive for an extended period of time they may request for their account to be placed on inactive status, so their account is saved for their return.
New Pilot Requirements
We are currently accepting pilot applications. Please ensure you meet the minimum requirements.
Must be 15 years of age or prove maturity by flying to virtualBlue standards
Must be a grade 3 pilot or higher.
Pilots who do not achieve a 70% or better on the entry exam will be evaluated on a case by case basis by vB staff.
Must be able to maintain activity of 1 flight per 30 days.
Must be able to use a detailed flight plan, following SIDs, STARs, and ILS approach procedures. (Or willing to learn how to fly proper procedures using IFR Charts.)
Must be able to join and stay active in our Slack group.
Must be mature professional and respectful
Must be in good standing on the IFC and with the IFVARB.*
Pilot Ranking System
Our new ranking system will challenge you to fly more realistically and be evaluated via checkride by our Chief Safety Pilot and his team of Check Airmen. At each “checkride” section of your rank progression, you’ll unlock new aircraft and routes to fly within the virtualBlue system. Pilots who excel during their checkrides can even apply for an early promotion subject to approval by the Chief Safety Pilot!
virtualBlue New Hire (Cadet) / 0-9:59
• JetBlue E190/Checkride at 10:00hrs
virtualBlue Senior Cadet / 10:00-25:59
• JetBlue A320/Checkride at 25:59hrs
virtualBlue Junior First Officer / 26:00-75:59
• JetBlue A321 Core Routes
virtualBlue Senior First Officer / 76:00-99:59
• JetBlue A321/Checkride at 99:59
virtualBlue Junior Captain / 100:00-149:59
• JetBlue A321 MINT Routes
• Codeshare Training at 149:59
virtualBlue Senior Captain / 150:00+
• Ability To Fly And File Codeshare Flights with virtualBlue partner airlines and equipment
Pilots, once you’ve submitted your application, please send your grade table screenshot in a DM ALONG WITH THE EMAIL YOU USED TO APPLY to @virtualBlue for review. Do NOT expect a reply from the website. WE NOW VERIFY AND TEST ALL APPLICANTS ON THE IFC
Want to get an inside look at VirtualBlue before you sign up? Check out our YouTube Channel!
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