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Hello and Welcome to Open Air

Posted by Peter Faase on 02/04/2021

Open Air Virtual (OAV), founded 1st of September 2016, is a small and dedicated virtual airline which offers our members a unique online experience with a blend of flights across the world with a range of aircraft available in most current flight-sim situations.We are a dedicated commercial and GA airline - therefore don't have a combat or military wing - no apologies! Also, we don't have a training school and expect applicants to be 'up-to speed' with their sim and software although we will provide help with our software to get you started.

Open Air Virtual doesn't have an entrance exam and we don't expect regular flights to maintain your membership, but we are a friendly bunch and would encourage new pilots to join in on Teamspeak where our pilots regularly meet through the day and most evenings. We maintain a small group of pilots some of whom are dedicated to testing and developing different aspects of virtual flying - which means that although we operate from different hubs with various routes and aircraft, we use these as a basis for ongoing development and just for fun.

You will see that our livery carries a picture of Amelia Earhart who was an American aviation pioneer and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic amongst other significant achievements. Her pioneering spirit is the inspiration for our Virtual Airline. Our aim is to provide hubs and routes with a range of aircraft which will build upon the fundamentals of your sim but always looking at new and exciting developments in the flight-sim world to provide the latest experience available for your virtual career. If you want to join us, then send us an email with your details and why we should hire you to info(AT)

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Top 5 for January 2021

Posted by Peter Faase on 02/04/2021

Our Top 5 flights for the month January 2021 are:

OAV2036 (LEMD to EGCC)
OAV1461 (EGCC to LFPG)
OAV1684 (EGCC to LOWW)
OAV1038 (EHAM to WSSS)
OAV6020 (EGNT to LEMG)
OAV1228 (EGLL to EFHK)

Our flight OAV2036 from Madrid(LEMD) to Manchester(EGCC) is the most popular.

Have you booked this flight or flown it?  If not you need to give it a try.  The next most popular is OAV1759 Edinburgh Airport(EGPH) to Madeira Airport(LPMA).

Have another look at our exrensive schedules with over 5500 routes to chose from (That's over 11000 - if you do the return trips too!)

With even more tours added last month, they are proving popular too with most members getting involved - a great way to learn a new aircraft - even if it means repeating the first couple of legs a few times whilst you tame the beast!

OAV Livery Downloads

Posted by Jim Lowery on 11/14/2020

Over the coming weeks we hope to get our liveries back online which will be available via the Download page from your Pilot Centre, At the moment there are11 available  - the latest  -  Carenado C337 Skymaster for P3D and XPlane and SMS DeHaviland Beaver and Toliss A321 for XPlane.

Simbrief Integrated

Posted by Peter Faase on 08/14/2020

"Flight Planning Made Easy. SimBrief's Integrated Dispatch System is the web's most detailed FREE virtual flight planning service. Features include accurate fuel planning for over 90 aircraft types, real world weather forecasts, current NOTAMs, ETOPS planning, several real world airline layouts, and much more!" 

It's so easy, after you did your bid on a flight and open your bid you will see a button with Simbrief. Login (or register for a free account) and get you flight information from Simbrief on our website.

Acars and Tours

Posted by Jim Lowery on 08/07/2020

Our new kACARS is on the download page with info about setting it up.

Don’t forget to connect to the site and to your sim to avoid those red boxes!

Ranks have been updated and if you want your hours adjusted to match your old hours please let us know.  Awards will come soon when we can update your profile to give you a more true reflection of your logbook results.

There are 8 tours available now -  Sign up for the latest Pacific Coastal Tour or our Long Hauler Tour

See the Tour Centre above for details

Because the site is quite new there may appear to be some areas that don't work fully but, in time we will get them sorted.

Activity Feed

OAV002 Jim Lowery has filed a PIREP from LGKF to LGKR View Flight Report

OAV014 Mal Millard has filed a PIREP from LIRJ to LIRQ View Flight Report

OAV014 Mal Millard has filed a PIREP from LIQS to LIRJ View Flight Report

OAV006 Terry Murphy has filed a PIREP from LGRP to LGPL View Flight Report

OAV003 Howard Brennan has filed a PIREP from LIEO to LEAL View Flight Report