The Skies are Blue and It's a Great Day to Fly!
Ladies and Gentleman!!
virtualBlue is back with some MASSIVE updates.
THE TIME HAS FINALLY COME….
TO RELEASE VIRTUALBLUE 2.0!!
VirtualBlue 2.0 consists of a complete website overhaul built by @maestro, and with some help from @epaga, virtualBlue 2.0 will be the first Virtual Airline with INTEGRATED ACARS!
We’ve introduced a new ranking system, to bring excitement and a sense of accomplishment at virtualBlue. virtualBlue 2.0 includes an entrance exam-every user that signs up will take. It’s a 10 question test, comprised of questions about jetBlue, SIDs, STARs, ILS approaches, and a whole lot more. Time to put on the big boy wings and bring your skills to the next level!
We’ll see you up in the (virtual)Blue Skies!
Are You Up For A Challenge...??
The First Five (5) Pilot Applicants to Achieve 100% on the Entrance Exam Will Receive 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 did NOT use your IFC name, 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!
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.
If you plan to apply to virtualBlue, please do the following:
A. Read this thread carefully to get a sense of what we’re about.
B. Once you’ve applied-shoot us a message here on the IFC with screenshots of your grade tables so we can get your application rolling with our written entrance exam.
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!)
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 at VirtualBlue.
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 guide our pilots on 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!
In Flight Operations
Or as we call it IFOps is a MANDATORY app for all virtualBlue pilots to use
The IFOps app was conceptualized at virtualBlue to help train pilots for better takeoffs and landings as well as proper flight planning and logging.
Thanks to all of @epaga’s hard work (and patience with all of our crazy ideas) IFOps is now a reality for flight logging and will be the backbone of our upcoming ACARS system!
Get your free copy in the App Store or Google Play Store at the links below!
The VirtualBlue team is dedicated to maintaining a community of professional Infinite Flight pilots.
Chief Pilot | @FBWFTW
Fleet Chief | @Maestro
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.
We are currently accepting new pilot applications!
New applicants will be given the entrance exam over the IFC and be able to jump into the skies with us once they’ve completed the exam
To learn more information about becoming a VirtualBlue pilot, please read the requirements below or visit us at virtualBlue
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.
Must have a copy of In Flight Operations by John Goering
Having a full copy of In-Flight Assistant is strongly recommended
At minimum, we again strongly recommend at least getting the base IF-A app along with the GPWS/VNAV in-app purchase. Cost for these two in app purchases is ~$10 and you’ll have them for the rest of your IF career!
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 A320 All Routes
virtualBlue Senior First Officer / 76:00-125:59
• JetBlue A321/Checkride at 125:59
virtualBlue Junior Captain / 150:59-250:59
• JetBlue A321 MINT Routes
• Codeshare Training at 250:59
virtualBlue Senior Captain / 250:59+
• 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 to @virtualBlue for review
Want to get an inside look at VirtualBlue before you sign up? Check out our YouTube Channel!
Go To VirtualBlue
[Fly With Us]
To register on our site, follow the instructions in the pics below-on phones, click the menu bar at top right and then click register. Remember, if you register on the site and don’t use your IFC name-message us here with the email you used to sign up so we can process your application!
On tablets, click register
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