It’s nearly ready! Having seen a demand for an Aer Lingus based VA for Infinite Flight I’ve put every effort into making it something a little special for those who wish to take part. Based entirely on the real world airline from aircraft through routes, and even VA codeshare partners; Aer Lingus VA is focussed on providing an enjoyable, fun, yet realistic experience for members/crew of all grades.
I’ve not been in the Infinite Flight community as long as many others, however I very quickly discovered the extra enjoyment, challanges and fun that could be offered by joining a Virtual Airline. They are also a great place to meet like minded people who enjoy the same things as you, and who are often just as passionate about the real world airline itself. Having worked my way through the ranks at a VA as crew, I finally decided to put some of my real world skills and experience to use in creating a VA for an airline closer to my own home.
Being from the UK, the choice of airlines is already quite limited, and the well known main operators were already established in VA form. As part of my research I have to say I was extremely surprised to find that Aer Lingus had not been succesfully brought through to the Infinite Flight VA world! I had identified Aer Lingus as a great option for a managable and scalable VA early on in my planning, and having worked through a couple of options, I’m pleased to say that I am now bringing Aer Lingus VA to the Infinite Flight Community!
I have a number of exciting ideas for Aer Lingus VA as we go forward from these early days. The initial task is to surround myself with an enthusiastic and skilled management team to help get the wheels off the ground. If you think you could help in one of the management roles available, check out our Recruitment Centre for details of what roles we are looking to fill, and the requirements to do so.
Once I have the team in place and iron out a few of the details that I’m looking for help with, we will then be looking for a small intake of crew to help test the crew centre and PIREP system. Only once we are happy that everything is working correctly, and that staff members are comfortable in their roles will be open the gates to the community as a whole.
Please take the time to have a look around the rest of the website where you will find details on the Aer Lingus VA Fleet, details of the scheduled and season routes we offer, and information on how our grade and rank system works. I’m also hopeful that as many of you as possible will take the time to join, follow, subscribe and like us through our Aer Lingus VA social media accounts to help us spread the word and show the IF world what we have to offer! We are currently active on Instagram and Twitter, I’m working on an official YouTube channel, and will also have a Facebook page setup shortly.
In summary, if your an Infinite Flight fan and keen to be part of Aer Lingus VA, we want to connect with you now and share the adventure of creating an exciting new VA!
Thanks for taking the time to check us out.
Gordon (IFC @Naz)
Aer Lingus VA CEO