with your pilot id or email, or register

Hello and Welcome

Posted by Peter Faase on 05/19/2024


SPECIAL STATEMENT from the Management of Open Air Virtual.

Open Air Virtual has no political opinion whatsoever about countries and/or their leaders. We simply fly to an airport because, with some preference, that is what an airport is intended for. In concrete terms, this means that we fly to ANY airport in the world at any given time.

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 expect new members to complete their first flght within 14 days of registration.  This will allow us to check that you have managed to set up the kACARS software correctly and that you are able to navigate our routes and understand the bidding system.  


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, register above and follow the info.  One of the staff will get in touch with you soon


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Posted by Jim Lowery on 05/19/2024


Flying in Scotland with Mal on our recent Thursday flight.

Views from our flights 


Early start in the Pacific Northwest

More Pacific Northwest

Doesn't look too good ahead in Australia - but Mal can 'sing a rainbow'


Got a good shot from your flight with a plane in OAV livery? - email it to Jim to get it into our gallery here.


Posted by Jim Lowery on 05/19/2024

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!



Pilot Handbook and S.O.P.

Posted by Jim Lowery on 05/19/2024

The latest Handbook and S.O.P. is available now on our downloads page.


Posted by Jim Lowery on 05/19/2024

JoinFS is the multiplayer pilot client we have adopted for our VA which enables our pilots to log in and thus be able to see each other's aircraft in our SIM when we fly together.

The client is freeware and available from the website on the link below.

Make sure that you download the correct version for your sim. (Ignore the SERVER and CONSOLE downloads)

Here is the link to the main JoinFS page.

The JoinFS manual on the same page outlines setting it up, but you will need to download OAV info from our downloads page to add it to the address book.

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OAV011 John Higgs has filed a PIREP from EGCK to EGSC View Flight Report

OAV021 Grahame Radford has filed a PIREP from EGCK to EGSC View Flight Report