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Hello and Welcome to Open Air

Posted by Peter Faase on 04/10/2021

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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OAV liveries Download

Posted by Jim Lowery on 04/10/2021

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 are12 available  - the latest  -  Piper J3 Cub for XPlane (NB this livery is not default but fits the Piper J3 download on the Downloads page).

Simbrief Integrated

Posted by Peter Faase on 04/10/2021

"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.

OAV Cargo restarted

Posted by Peter Faase on 04/10/2021


OAV will restart flights within a few weeks as a new contract to fly Airbus parts all over the world.

The airline will initially offer charter services using two of the Airbus A300-600 Beluga (The Whale) that are newly bought The spokesperson added that there were no plans to again suspend flights and that it hoped to continue to grow operations in the future.

Misc CSL files

Posted by Jim Lowery on 04/10/2021

I've posted a copy of my Misc CSL files on the download page  which contains various models from around the ORG.  If you download the file, unpack and add to your CSL directory.  You will also need to to use the mapping (or config) tool to remap your files.



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OAV003 Howard Brennan has filed a PIREP from LICJ to EGAC View Flight Report

OAV011 John Higgs has filed a PIREP from EGPD to ENBR View Flight Report

OAV011 John Higgs has filed a PIREP from EGLL to LIPE View Flight Report

OAV001 Peter Faase has filed a PIREP from EGLL to LIPE View Flight Report

OAV014 Mal Millard has filed a PIREP from EDDS to LIPE View Flight Report