If you are already flying online on one of the networks, you may directly proceed to step 2. Otherwise, first apply for membership at IVAO or Vatsim and obtain a user ID for the network.
Fill in the registration form and submit it to our validator. If everything is OK, you will be invited for a written multiple choice exam consisting of basic questions related to flying.
After having passed this written exam with satisfactory result, you will be invited to make a circuit flight with a Cessna 172 at the home field of our Flight Academy in Eelde.
If your circuit flight is a success, we proudly welcome you as another of our valued pilots and you can start your career at the KLM-VA as First Officer.
Some important notes:
Right from the start, you are completely free to pick up any aircraft you like and fly anywhere you like, to have fun and enjoy your membership. The only obligation you have is to make a flight at least once a month.
If you already have a PP or higher rating at IVAO, or alternatively if you have a P3 or higher ranking at Vatsim, you will become a full member without having to participate in the exams.
If you don’t like the idea of having to take part in exams, we offer you a time limited membership in our starter rank, First Officer. This option is open to anyone having the IVAO FS3 or the Vatsim P2 rating. After admission, you will have 1 year to make at least 50 flight hours with our VA or, alternatively, take part in the practical exam at Eelde as mentioned in step 3. Be aware that if neither of these conditions is met, we will terminate your membership after this first year.
If you are IVAO FS1 or FS2, or Vatsim P1 or have no Vatsim rating, you will have to participate in the written exam first, as mentioned in step 2 above before you are eligible for this time limited First Officer membership.
Below a diagram to show the different opportunities to join us: