To qualify make sure you meet the following minimum criteria:
To enjoy our community, in case you're not sure about the last two points, you should go to the Learning Center in Flight simulator, read aviation books or study IVAO Training Academy. In any case you can even try to pass our entrance exam and see your status.
In VPA, you'll have to file PIREPs (Pilot Reports) for each of your flight. These reports are what is included in real flight plans plus a few more information.
We operate a 14 day first valid PIREP policy which means pilots must submit a valid flight within the first 14 days after admission.
After that, we operate a 60 day active flying policy which means pilots must submit a valid flight at least every 60 days.
Piots who are inactive after one of those period may be removed without notice from the roster and forums.
If you have difficulties with using our system please contact HR by email or send a message in the forum as soon as possible so that we can assist you. If you don't contact us, our system will automatically delete you from our database. Of course, the website shows you your status and you'll receive at least one reminder email to inform you that you may be removed.
There is an option within your Pilot Data which enables you to be placed on leave.
We ask you to carefully consider before applying whether you are able to fulfil this basic commitment.
The main objective and purpose of the Virtual Pilots Association is to provide virtual pilots with a fun and professional environment.
Accordingly our operationnal rules are quite simple as our objective is not to have pilots racing for high rank or number of flight hours.
Here are our basic rules:
You've read carefully and you agree to the above?
Then you can fill out the form on the right of this page and then access our Entrance Exam by clicking on APPLY - you'll then receive an email containing a link taking you to the exam..
This exam is a 20 random questions MCQ (Multiple-Choice Questionnaire). These questions are based on real aircraft operation, flying rules, airspaces, navigation and flight preparation.
You'll have 15 minutes to take the test.
You'll be able to join if you have answered all 20 questions and have at least 12 good answers.
If you fail, you'll be able to take another test after 48 hours.
Do not try to have more than one application at a time. If you tried to bypass the rules above by having multiple applications, we'll remove all your applications and will remove your from the roster if it's the case, without notice.
In less than two years the Virtual Pilots Association has grown both larger and more rapidly than anyone anticipated. This has led to concern that our ability to innovate and sustain services to members will suffer as a consequence. Even more importantly, there is a question as to whether we can maintain our sense of community with an ever larger membership.
While it is inconsistent with our philosophy to exclude qualified pilots or to appear exclusive or elite, it is absolutely inconsistent with our mission to cease to be a real community or to diminish the innovation and quality of services VPA offers.
For these reasons, enrollment will be closed when membership reaches 500 pilots. At that point, a waiting list will be established and new members will only be accepted to fill vacancies.
When you've successfully passed the exam, you'll be put on the waiting list and will receive an email when a membership slot is available to you. Please note that this slot is only open for 48 hours. After that you'll be removed from the list and will have to pass the exam again.