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How to join?

First of all: to be able to fly for the KLM-VA you have to be a member of IVAO and/or Vatsim, because all our flights are performed online on one of those networks.

Should you not have done that yet, than please apply for a membership on the network of your choice first.

Okay, now you have a Vatsim or IVAO ID, you can proceed with the application. Below you see a number of buttons. Each is marked with a short description of your current status regarding the networks. Please choose the button which describes your status:



If you are curious what the differences are before you push the relevant button, please read on:

  • IVAO FS1 and FS2 and Vatsim P0- (P0 with 0 Vatsim flying hours) have to participate in a written test with basic questions related to aviation
  • IVAO FS3 and Vatsim P0 pilots are allowed to skip this test
Both categories mentioned above will be Candidate First Officer after admittance. This rating is time limited. You have to leave this rating to become a First Officer within 1 year from the admittance date. There are two ways to leave this category:
  1. Make a practical test with the Cessna 172 or comparable aircraft at EHGG airport
  2. Perform more than 50 flight hours

If you have a PP or higher at IVAO or P1 or higher at Vatsim you will immediately be admitted as a First Officer without the need to do any tests.

Please note also that the Candidate First Officer status is limited in another way: you have no access yet to a number of KLM-VA services (Forum-access and access to Tours and PQI are only available to FO and higher ranks). It is really our objective to have you all as soon as possible on board as fully qualified members!

Some closing remarks:

  • After admittance as (Candidate) First Officer, 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.

  • For those who are familiar with flowcharts: below a diagram that shows the different opportunities to join us in a nutshell:

The KLM-VA team