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Welcome to Catfish Air!
Our airline is filled with both friendly and helpful pilots who love to fly and make new pilot friends. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. We like to think we are the perfect place for pilots who are new to VATSIM, IVAO, or even virtual airlines. We are filled with pilots who would love to help you with whatever you may need help with.

If you are tired of having to download, install, and configure second party software to track your flights, then you have come to the right airline. We offer our pilots the ability to fly online on either the VATSIM network or the IVAO network without the need for secondary software. In fact, no flight logging software is needed. Just join, book, fly...it is that easy!

Here is what we offer:

1. Support for X-Plane as well as Microsoft Flight Simulator (We also work with PC as well as MAC systems)
2. Ability to fly on both VATSIM (preferred) as well as IVAO
3. Fly whatever aircraft you like. Schedules have suggested aircraft, but pilots are free to fly whatever aircraft they desire. So, if you spent money on an additional aircraft, you are welcome to fly it. Our motto on aircraft is, "If you have it, we have it."
4. Fly wherever you like. Existing schedules take pilots to over 325 U.S. destinations, 10 Canadian destinations, all over the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Alaska, Europe, and the Middle East. Pilots also have the option to schedule their own flights anywhere in the world!
5. Fly for a purpose.
a. Earn awards for flying tours (series of flights).
b. Earn awards for flying assigned flights. (Assigned flights are not mandatory and expire after 30 days. After 30 days, another flight assignment will appear which you can fly if you like.)
c. Earn awards for flying certain aircraft a certain number of times.
d. Earn awards for flying in Catfish Air VATSIM events.
e. Earn ranks based on your number of hours flown. We have 11 ranks a pilot can earn.
Note: Awards are automatic. When award critera are met, the award will be earned at midnight (server time) the same day. Catfish pilots do not have to bear the burden of proof to earn awards. Awards will be given as soon as the criteria are met.
6. Fly either VFR patterns or IFR flights...all count towards your rank.
7. Fly C-17's or C-130's in the Middle East. Participation in our Task Force Thunder in the Middle East will earn pilots awards. (Middle East routes also include the Blackhawk helecopter as well as the Chinook helecopter.)
8. Compete to become our top pilot for the month. Fly either the most flights, the most hours, or the most miles for the month and you will have the bragging rights for an entire month.
9. Probably the most important thing Catfish Air offers is a fun, friendly, pleasant place to indulge in your love of online flight simulation.

Some virtual airlines impose strict rules and regulations just to be a part of their organization. Not here at Catfish Air...you will be welcomed and treated as a person rather than a call sign. We understand that we are playing a game...and games should be fun. We do everything we can to keep online flight simulation fun and exciting.

So there you have it, everything Catfish Air offers its pilots. So what are you waiting for? Join today and give us a try. You may just be pleasantly surprised.


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Last Flights

CFA75Austin Kelley2.3 hrs ago
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CFA152Jim Rosado12.1 hrs ago
CFA318Jason Diket12.9 hrs ago
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Pilot Updates

New Orleans Commuter Passenger Tour II
Completed by Brian LaFleur - 2 days ago

Rank upgrade by Vitor Gonzales Serret - 5 days ago
Fly the Ring of Fire
Completed by Philippe Smaers - 5 days ago
Detroit Hub Expert Ribbon
Earned by Matthew Hunley - 6 days ago
Task Force Thunder Service Ribbon
Earned by Vitor Gonzales Serret - 6 days ago
Service Ribbon
Earned by Rick Mackay - 6 days ago
Endurance Ribbon
Earned by Vitor Gonzales Serret - 9 days ago
Iron Pilot Ribbon
Earned by Josue Rivera - 11 days ago
Prop Plane Expert Ribbon
Earned by Harry Abbenhuis - 12 days ago
Winnipeg Charter #5: Moose Jaw
Completed by John Mullen - 13 days ago


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Leading Pilots

30 Day Average:
Jason Diket96:16
Josue Rivera40:06
Vitor Gonzales Serret36:57
Matthew Hunley29:30
Jim Carroll29:18

All-Time Leaders:
Scott Bourque2760:59
Brian LaFleur1960:34
Jason Diket1526:28
Kevin Copeland1478:23
John Atraides1323:21

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