Registration - Step 1

Thank you for your interest in joining Virtual American! Before you start the Entrance Exam, we request that you familiarize yourself with our organization a bit first.

Our Mission
The mission of Virtual American is to provide for the simulation pilot an environment in which:

1. The pilot can experience the realism and professionalism of daily flight operations, all in an enjoyable and fun environment.
2. The individual can access information such as weather, charts, and briefings to advance their realism for a more rewarding experience.
3. The individual can have their progress tracked with respect to flight hours and rank.
4. The individual can feel as part of a flight simulation enthusiast community with individuals who share like-minded goals.

Requirements to Be a Pilot
Any virtual pilot is able to apply for a pilot position at Virtual American, depending on if there are no recent applications, suspensions, or terminations. Requirements are:

- To comply with U.S. law, we only allow pilots who are thirteen (13) years of age or older to join.
- Since we have a flight recording system ACARS, flying over VATSIM is not a requirement. However, it is recommended as it makes the flight more realistic.
- A legal version of Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9, FS2004), Flight Simulator X (FSX), or X-Plane.
- Knowledge and ability to properly fly an aircraft.
- The ability to fly at least one (1) flight every 30 days, calendar month
- Each member of Virtual American must maintain a valid e-mail address.

Rank System
Virtual American's rank system is based solely off a pilot's number of flights and aviation/airline knowledge. Pilots are required to test into each new rank using our automated testing center after successfully completing the 10 flying legs required in their current rank.

We do not believe hours in the cockpit is a fair evaluation of a pilot's ability since most experience is gained during the departure and arrival phases of flight. We also consider checkrides excessive for virtual airlines, so we base ranks on legs and automated knowledge tests, allowing pilots to progress through the ranks easily while learning new information on the way.

Rank NameAircraft QualificationsPromotion Requirements
Regional First OfficerTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series
  • Pass Regional F/O Entrance Exam
Regional CaptainTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series
  • Pass Regional Captain Exam
  • 10 Legs Flown as Reigonal F/O
Narrow Body First OfficerTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series, Airbus A32x Series, Boeing 737NG Series
  • Pass Narrow Body Promotional Exam
  • 10 Legs Flown as Regional Captain
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  • Pass Narrow Body F/O Entrance Exam
Narrow Body CaptainTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series, Airbus A32x Series, Boeing 737NG Series
  • Pass Narrow Body Captain Exam
  • 10 Legs Flown as Narrow Body F/O
Wide Body First OfficerTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series, Airbus A32x Series, Boeing 737NG Series, Boeing 757/767 Series, Boeing 787-800, Boeing 777 Series, Airbus A330 Series
  • Pass Wide Body Promotional Exam
  • 10 Legs Flown as Narrow Body Captain
Wide Body CaptainTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series, Airbus A32x Series, Boeing 737NG Series, Boeing 757/767 Series, Boeing 787-800, Boeing 777 Series, Airbus A330 Series
  • Pass Wide Body Captain Exam
  • 10 Legs Flown as Wide Body F/O
Extra Wide Body First OfficerTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series, Airbus A32x Series, Boeing 737NG Series, Boeing 757/767 Series, Boeing 787-800, Boeing 777 Series, Airbus A330 Series, Boeing 747 Series, Airbus A380-800, Retro Fleet
  • Pass Extra Wide Body Promotional Exam
  • 10 Legs Flown as Wide Body Captain
Extra Wide Body CaptainTurboprops, Bombardier CRJ Series, Embraer ERJ Series, Airbus A32x Series, Boeing 737NG Series, Boeing 757/767 Series, Boeing 787-800, Boeing 777 Series, Airbus A330 Series, Boeing 747 Series, Airbus A380-800, Retro Fleet
  • Pass Extra Wide Body Captain Exam
  • 10 Legs Flown as Extra Wide Body F/O

Entrance Exam
Now that you have reviewed all the above information, you can decide where to begin your career at Virtual American. As noted in the Rank System section, you have the option to join as a Regional pilot or try to join as a Narrow Body pilot. If you decide to try initially for Narrow Body pilot, your entrance exam will be more difficult than the basic entrance exam, and you will not get a second chance at it for 7 days if you fail. For this reason, we strongly recommend inexperienced pilots to begin their career as a Regional pilot.

So, would you like to challenge yourself to begin as a Narrow Body pilot?

Yes! I'd like to join as a Narrow Body pilot!
Take Entrance Exam

No thanks, I'll start as a Regional pilot.
Take Entrance Exam