Hi, Welcome to the official thread for VirtualBlue.
Welcome aboard VirtualBlue! We are a virtual airline based on the U.S. airline JetBlue Airways. With our extensive routes database and advanced operations center, we offer a unique experience for all Infinite Flight enthusiasts and JetBlue fans.
We strive to provide our pilots with an ultra realistic and professional virtual airline experience.
VirtualBlue is proud to have our own custom designed and built website on the phpVMS platform. Unlike most virtual airlines, we do not use free website hosting platforms, we do not use website builders, and we do not store our routes in a Google Spreadsheet.
By using the phpVMS platform, we are able to provide our pilots with a website that includes fully built in features, including our: CrewCenter, pilot awards, schedules database, flight bidding system, and pilot briefs with detailed routes, charts, and live weather.
![Logo|12x15](upload://qG250YywjqsrC3jsDTnQHF46lOD.png) Visit our website today and experience the difference: VirtualBlue.xyz
How We Fly
John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK)
Logan International Airport (KBOS)
We are in the process of opening up Boston (KBOS) as a new focus city. We plan on adding additional focus cities including, Long Beach, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale in the near future.
VirtualBlue currently flies to over 50 destinations across The United States and The Caribbean.
Flight Plans and Procedures
VirtualBlue places an emphasis on flying realistic routes. It is expected that all our pilots will fly a real world JetBlue flight plan which includes following SIDs, STARs and all other flight procedures.
We DO NOT permit “straight shot” flying or flights without a detailed flight plan. For example: “WPT KBOS R1123 KLAS KLAX” is NOT a valid virtualBlue flight plan. These kinds of flights will NOT be validated in our system.
VirtualBlue operates with the Embraer 190, Airbus A320, and the Airbus A321.
THANK YOU IFC for voicing your support for the JetBlue A321!!! CONFIRMED: The Jetblue A321 livery!
Photo Credit: @InfiniteFlight on Twitter
VirtualBlue University (Now Available)
VirtualBlue University is a resource for our new pilots to learn the basics of airline style flying and reading IFR Plates (charts). We currently have 5 tutorial videos published on our YouTube channel, and will be publishing training guides and procedures soon.
The Blue Crew
VirtualBlue is dedicated to maintaining a community of professional Infinite Flight pilots. 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”.
New York, KJFK | Available
Boston, KBOS | Available
Ft. Lauderdale, KFLL | Available
Orlando, KMCO | Available
San Juan, TJSJ | Available
Long Beach, KLGB | @ChiknNRice
Now accepting Hub Manager applications! To apply contact @FBWFTW
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.
Join The Blue Crew
We are currently accepting pilot applications. Please ensure you meet the minimum requirements.
- Must be a grade 2 pilot or higher.
- 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 in good standing on the IFC and with the IFVARB.
Want to get an inside look at VirtualBlue before you sign up? Check out our most recent event.
Have Questions? We Have Answers
Q: Is VirtualBlue a fictional virtual airline? Why are we called VirtualBlue?
A: We are not a “fictional virtual airline”. We are based on the real world airline JetBlue. We are named VirtualBlue to ensure real JetBlue passengers don’t get confused.
Q: Are we related to other VAs that simulate JetBlue/use other SIMs?
A: No. We are an independent VA and exclusive for Infinite Flight pilots.
Q: Is this a new VA? Why is there a new VirtualBlue thread?
A: No, VirtualBlue was founded in 2017 by CEO Emeritus Jacob Matthew. We had a leadership change in February of 2018, and this is our new IFC thread. The old thread has been closed.
Q: Can I transfer my hours from my previous VA?
A: We do not accept transferring of hours as there is no way for us to verify that you’ve actually accumulated the hours truthfully. However we don’t have restrictions based on rank, our pilots are able to fly all our routes and planes after demonstrating an ability to follow a detailed flight plan.
Q: Do I have to fly real world routes/the routes provided?
A: Yes. Our goal is to be as realistic as possible, if you prefer to fly “straight shot” routes from point A to point B please do not apply to VirtualBlue.
Q: What if ATC is not following SID or STAR procedures for the airport?
A: We expect our pilots to follow reasonable ATC instructions on TS1/Playground servers and ALL instructions on the Expert Server-even if they do not follow proper procedure. We also expect our pilots to fly safely and follow traffic in uncontrolled airspaces with heavy traffic. Otherwise, it is required for pilots to follow standard procedures for the airport.
Q: Are pilots required to join the slack group?
A: Yes. Your account will be deactivated if you do not join our Slack group within 7 days of being accepted as a pilot.
Q: How do I apply for a staff position?
A: Contact any member of our leadership team. Please be prepared to share why you would like to join the VirtualBlue staff, and the skills you can bring to our VA. Staff positions at VirtualBlue are more than a title and come with responsibilities.
If you have any questions not listed in our FAQs, you may post them to our thread or message one of our leaders.
✔︎ We are IFVARB approved.Thanks for reading the VirtualBlue thread! We appreciate your thoughtful feedback and comments.
Legal Stuff: VirtualBlue is not affiliated with, or endorsed by JetBlue Airways. The JetBlue logos and designs are trademarks of JetBlue Airways Corporation.