Before continuing with the application process, please read through some frequeantly asked questions to ease the registration process and answer some questions immmediately.

You're already on the right track! Read through the rest of the FAQ and follow the flow of the process to apply to become an AirTran Virtual Airways pilot.

Applications may take up to 72 hours to process.

AirTran Virtual will allow hour transfers from other virtual flight associations, however, up to a maximum of one (1) hour can be counted for your AirTran Virtual Airways hours.

Virtual pilots applying should make sure they have one or of more of the following compatible flight simulators (our ACARS software is by TFDiDesign):

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 9 (FS2004)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX, boxed and Steam)
  • Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (all versions)
  • Laminar Research X-Plane 9
  • Laminar Research X-Plane 10

Pilots must have an acceptable comprehension of the English language. The international language of aviation is English and the community makes use of English to communicate.

Pilots will be expected to have an acceptable level of understanding in radio communications, basic commercial aircraft and flying operation, IFR navigation, reading and comprehension of aviation material and more. AirTran Virtual Airways does not provide a training program yet.

Pilots are expected to be able to complete one (1) flight per month (Gregorian calendar), agree to the Standard Operations Manual of AirTran Virtual Airways, and actively monitor his/her email address.

AirTran Virtual uses a customized smartCARS client by TFDiDesign for ACARS.

Unlike most other virtual airlines, AirTran Virtual Airways has no restrictions on aircraft. AirTran Virtual Airways operates aircraft that are similar in skill level, aircraft range, and aircraft load. The aircraft type suggested is a suggestion of an optimal aircraft for such route.

We will not be responsible if fuel starvation occurs!

AirTran Virtual Airways does provide third-party liveries and third-party freeware aircraft for virtual pilots. We also provide suggestions on payware aircraft for increased realism and immersion.

Virtual pilots are not obligated to fly online, however it is highly recommended for a deeper level of immersion.

It is still a requirement to use smartCARS for flight logging and PIREP submission.

Are you ready to apply now?