About Delta Virtual Airlines


We are a community of pilots who love to fly. While we fully understand the place for “ultra-realistic” virtual airlines that require check rides, pilot exams,  strict adherence to defined schedules and aircraft assignments, we are not that type of VA. Turn on the computer, pick a flight, fly the flight plan, land well and file a PIREP; simple, fun, enjoyable.

Updated - June 2018

1.0 Legal Information


Delta Virtual Airlines is in no way affiliated with Delta Air Lines, Inc or any of their affiliates. Simply put, we exist for the sole purpose of providing an increased level of enjoyment for Microsoft Flight Simulator. While we take great effort to provide a somewhat realistic experience for virtual pilots, our website is exclusively for simulation only and should never be used for real world operations. All attributes of our website are property of Delta Virtual Airlines and may not be used for commercial use at any time.


2.0  Membership & Enrollment


Enrollment is free and open to all prospective pilots. In order to join Delta Virtual Airlines, a pilot must meet the following requirements.


  • The pilot must have a VATSIM Pilot ID

  • Provide valid pilot information

    • First & Last Name

    • Email Address

    • Country you call home

  • Date of Birth

    • The pilot must be at least sixteen (16) years of age at time of enrollment


3.0 Transfer Hours


We are not a fan of asking seasoned pilots to “re-start” their career because they have chosen to join Delta Virtual Airlines. As such, we do not limit the type of aircraft you can fly. We assume that if you have a simulator and some good payware, you should be able to fly them all the time.


Given that there are no limitations on aircraft or routes, we do not accept transfer hours. This means that your time at Delta Virtual is specific to Delta Virtual and your rank (along with everyone else) is on the same starting level. 


4.0 Ranks & Hubs


Rank Title Aircraft Hours Pay Rate per Hour
Red Medallion ALL 0-50 $100
Amethyst Medallion ALL 50-100 $150
Emerald Medallion ALL 100-150 $225
Bronze Medallion ALL 150-300 $300
Silver Medallion ALL 300-500 $500
Gold Medallion ALL 500-750 $600
Platinum Medallion ALL 750-1000 $800
Diamon Medallion ALL 1000+ $1000


During the enrollment process, the pilot will select the hub they wish to call home for their Delta Virtual Experience. The hubs for Delta Virtual are presently:



Airport Name/IACO


Schiphol Amsterdam Airport / EHAM


Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport / KATL


Boston Logan International Airport / KBOS


Northern Kentucky Intl Airport / KCVG


Metropolitan Wayne County Airport / KDTW

Los Angeles

LAX International Airport / KLAX

Minneapolis-St. Paul

Word-Chamberlain International Airport / KMSP

New York

John F. Kennedy International Airport / KJFK

New York

La Guardia Airport / KLGA


Charles de Gaulle Airport / LFPG

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City International Airport / KSLC


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport / KSEA


Narita International Airport / RJAA

5.0 Code Share Flights and other interesting comments


We aim to have most, if not all, of the SkyTeam Alliance routes and schedules loaded into our scheduling system. We have also worked to have various codeshares loaded as well (Virgin Atlantic/Alaska) to allow our pilots to fly a wide array of flights/routes and aircraft/liveries.


We may add an airline or two that are not part of Delta codeshare agreements or Skyteam for the simple fact that other airlines fly additional aircraft/destinations that are not widely available in the SkyTeam fleet/schedule. A good example would be Qatar and or Emirates. Flying in and out of the Persian Gulf on and A380 or A340-600 is a lot of fun, but SkyTeam does not have a lot of flights into that region.


6.0 Flight Ops & Requirements


It is required that each pilot submit at least one (1) PIREP per month. If you are unable to commit to this requirement, a Virtual Airline is probably something you should not get involved with.


All PIREP’s must be submitted using our SMARTcars system. We do not accept manual PIREPS unless a technical proboem occurs with SMARTcars. If a pilot submits a manual PIREP because of this, they must provide a link in the comments section of the PIREP (Vataware, etc) to prove the flight was flown.


When Flying on VATSIM pilots must use their Delta Virtual Pilot ID - DALxxxx


Pilots are allowed to use 4x Simulation Rate when above 25,000 FT, regardless of flight time. If/when flying on VATSIM, you must get permission from ATC to increase Simulation Rate.


Landing rates are no longer important to me or this VA - if you smash the landing gear upon landing...so what? You learn to become a better pilot as a result of practice and should not be penalized because of a poor performance.  As such, we will accept any and all PIREP's, regardless of landing rate.


Flights must fly valid routes - there are several great FREE websites out there that help pilots find a valid flight route. We recommend the follow sites for flight planning and fuel planning:




http://www.vroute.net/ (premium edition will cost $)