About BAV

Virtual pilots flying from Britain
to the world, and back

BAVirtual operates a global network of routes, providing virtual pilots the opportunity
to explore the world from the busiest London airports for over 20 years. Our community
is the driving force behind everything we do, and we look forward to exploring the world
even further in the future

Message from our CEO

As the CEO of BAVirtual, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all aspiring aviators and aviation enthusiasts alike. At BAVirtual, we pride ourselves on upholding the prestigious reputation of our real-world counterpart. Immerse yourself in the world of virtual aviation with meticulously recreated aircraft, authentic flight procedures, and a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or taking to the virtual skies for the first time, our airline offers an unparalleled experience that embodies the spirit of British aviation excellence. Join us on a journey where every flight is an adventure, every destination a discovery. Welcome aboard BAVirtual!

What is a virtual airline?

A virtual airline is a community led organisation formed with the intention to increase immersion and give purpose to flight simmulation enthusiasts. Some virtual airlines are fictional based, while others mimic the operations of a real world counterpart. Virtual airlines can also provide members extra content for their simulator, such as aircraft liveries, manuals and software modifications. In some cases, they also offer training and ranks to provide members with goals outside of the simulators’ proprietary training levels and career modes. In short, they offer an individual the closest experience to operating for a commercial airline within the simulation world.

Our virtual airline

24 years

1000+ members

2M+ hours flown

Our Fleet

Discover the many options BAVirtual gives it’s virtual pilots in both locations, and aircraft.

Historic Flights

Experience over 100 years of history by flying our historic aircraft and routes.

Resources & Tools

We’re proud to offer custom built tools and a wealth of real world resources for our pilots.

BAVirtual Career

Our people are what makes BAV great – explore why you should become a part of our community.

Media and partnerships


Explore what unique liveries will be available to you once you join.

Brand Partnerships

We work with partners to provide more resources to our members.

Screenshot Gallery

The latest pictures from our virtual pilots out in the wild.

Flight Life

The latest news, announcements and events, updated monthly.

Training Services

PPL Training

Become the best virtual pilot you can be by completing your VATSIM accredited PPL training with us.

A320 Line Training

Immerse yourself into the simulator by receiving the same training an Airbus pilot receives when entering an airline, and fly like a proffesional commercial pilot.