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, 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, Airbus A330 Series, Boeing 777 Series, Airbus A340 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