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Garuda Virtual - Pleased to Meet You


Matthew McEwen
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Six months ago, myself and 3 friends were in a call in the Indonesia vACC Discord, discussing VAs. A question arose... there are quite a few Indonesian VAs, but they're all either IVAO or InfiniteFlight based. Indonesia has seen significant development on VATSIM over the past 5 years, why are there no VATSIM-focused Indonesian VAs?

So we decided to make our own answer to that question... Meet Garuda Virtual.

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We replicate the operations of Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost subsidiary Citilink Indonesia. Garuda operates long-haul and regional routes using Boeing 737, Airbus A330 and Boeing 777; whereas Citilink operates the A320 NEO and CEO.

We have been operational since late 2022, and officially launched in early January 2023. Since then, we have amassed about 50 active pilots, of whom 8 represent the management. Our management are experienced and passionate members of the community, including aviation industry professionals, planespotters and simulation enthusiasts, who have some 15 thousand VATSIM hours between them.

We have partnered with VATSIM Indonesia vACC (IDvACC) for general cooperation, Gabut Simulations for keeping the fleet repaints up-to-date across the simulators, and Aldo Mampir — an Indonesian content creator with over 4.000 subscribers at the time of writing — for mutual promotion. We intend to seek partnership with VATSIM shortly.

What are you waiting for? If flying in Indonesia is your thing, or you feel like trying something new, sign up and give Garuda Virtual a try!

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Matt/Memet
C3 Senior Controller
Indonesia vACC - VATSIM South East Asia
Co-Founder of Garuda Virtual
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On 1/24/2023 at 7:50 AM, David Bromage said:

I hope the VA can take part in the Denpasar-Darwin event in April. 

Hi David,

Thanks for replying to the post by Matt, unfortunately since we operate with real-world routes by GIA and CTV, and since Garuda Indonesia and Citilink do not have routes from Denpasar - Darwin, we will not be taking part in this event.

Thanks!

Patrick
S2 Tower Controller
Indonesia vACC - VATSIM South East Asia
Chief Pilot of Garuda Virtual
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