Aviation Communities

Aviation Communities

  • Aircraft Mechanic's Forum  Forums, pictures, videos, interactive chat.  Open to all.
  • Airliners.net Discussion Forums  Aviation photography, photo request, hobby, and general aviation forums.
  • Airliners-India.net  A forum of aviation enthusiasts interested in Indian and World aviation.  Topic areas include civil aviation, military aviation, aviation polls, tech/ops, aviation photography, aviation law, and others.  Good coverage of the South Asian region.
  • AirMech.co.uk  An aircraft engineers message board for both licensed and unlicensed engineers, particularly with regards to licensing (FAA, CAA and JAR 66) and employment.
  • Aviação Portugal - Fórum  A Portuguese aviation forum.
  • Aviation Professionals Network  Created to bring together aviation insiders across the industry: commercial, corporate, private, and military sectors.  Make connections, get and give advice, search for career opportunities.
  • barfbag  This Yahoo group is just what you'd think it is.
  • The Biplane Forum  Supporting biplane builders with an active forum, newsletter, links to builder pages, and other great information.
  • Canadian Pilots  A family-friendly flight simulator forum for young and old.  In addition to FS help, reviews, and screenshot sharing, you'll find discussions regarding flight simulator experiences, issues, and concerns. 
  • Chicken Wings - Aviation Fun Forum  Take a look at the lighter side of aviation at this great place to share pilot jokes, talk about funny experiences, tell "There I was..." stories, and chat about anything aviation related in a relaxed and not-so-serious atmosphere.
  • China Aviator  An English language community for those interested in the Chinese General Aviation industry.
  • ClipWings.com  An internet-based community for aviation fans, provided by aviation fans.  Set up your individual profile and present yourself as well as your aircraft.  Publish your pictures or videos and share them with other users internationally.  Get in touch with others, meet old friends, or make new ones.
  • Corporate Jet Catering  An in-flight catering resource community.
  • Corporate Jet Chat  Business aviation discussion forums to bring together those involved in operating, flying, or supporting business or corporate aircraft, and provide them with discussion groups to exchange information, views, and ideas.
  • CriCri  This list is for discussion of the homebuilt aircraft called the Cri Cri or Cricket.
  • DiecastAircraftForum.com  This active forum covers model news, releases, and reviews, as well as sections for model aircraft collecting (by scale), custom models, model airports, shows and events, and even 1:1 scale commercial and military aircraft.
  • Flightforum.ch  An extensive and active aviation forum in German.
  • Flightinfo.com Hangar  A very active message board.
  • Flight Training Forum.com  An aviation forum for aviation flight training, news, pictures and videos, jobs, and a lot more.
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport  Grand Rapids (MI) Kent County/Gerald R. Ford International Airport news and information.
  • Great Lakes Aviation Forum  A forum for all past, present, and future employees of Great Lakes Aviation.
  • Iconic Aircraft  This forum, "For the Appreciation of the World's Finest Aeroplanes" covers commercial aircraft, military aircraft, anything Vulcan, history, flight sim, chat, and fun and games.
  • Microlighters.co.za  An active forum for microlighters, gyro pilots, and aviation enthusiasts.
  • Military Passions  A free online, "G-rated" community for military singles (and those that love them).  Free photo personals, chat, email, and forums.
  • Mombu the Aviation Forum  At this active forum, you'll find discussions for civil aviation, military aviation, aviators, radio control, and more.
  • MST Aviation  The latest news about Maastricht, Geilenkirchen, and Liege.  Aviation forum and chatroom.
  • My Airport Operations  A free website where all airport personnel can share information, ideas, best practices or just boast about your airport.  Created by airport operators for airport operators.
  • RC Talks  Radio control model forums, pictures, videos, calendar, and related links.
  • ShinyJetSyndrome  A site to freely and openly speak of the real issues facing the aviation community today.  This site is moderated as little as possible to provide people the chance to speak freely and openly about the state of the airline industry today.
  • Skychattr  Connect with other aviation professionals and travelers in this online community.  Share destination pictures and videos, exchange opinions on airlines in the forums, get the latest aviation news or travel information.
  • The Spitfire Forums  An active forum for fans of British aviation history.
  • SportPilotTalk.com  A discussion forum for Sport Pilots and Light Sport Aircraft.
  • Standard Cirrus Sailplanes  A site for Standard Cirrus owners and pilots everywhere with a Yahoo email group, an image gallery, and a gliders database.
  • Stuck Mic  An aviation and air traffic control discussion forum with a chat room, jobs announcements, ATC information, and more.
  • Sydney Airport Message Board  An active message board about Australia and New Zealand airlines, airports, the industry, spotting, and more.
  • Wings Forum  A forum for kit and plans built experimental aircraft homebuilders, monitored by aviation experts.
  • X-Air_Ultralight_Aircraft  An active resource group for X-Air owners, builders and prospective X-Air customers, building tips and tricks, flying adventures, extensive picture library.
  • Yahoo! Aviation Safety  A forum for discussing safety in aviation.
  • Yahoo! Civil Aviation Enthusiasts  A place for spotters.
  • Yahoo! College of Aeronautics  Aviation Maintenance and Industry.
  • Yahoo! Homebuilt Aircaft  A Yahoo! Club message board for homebuilt aircraft enthusiasts.
  • Yahoo! Military Aviation  A place to talk about Aviation.
  • Yahoo! The UK Aviation Club  Chat for anyone interested in aviation in any way.

Aircraft Crew Communities

  • AirlineCrew.Net  The airline crew bulletin board.  Very active site.
  • Airline Crew Forum  This forum is organized by region and airline.
  • aSmallSky  This is a private networking community designed exclusively for flight crews and people in the airline industry.  Features of the network are aimed at bridging the gap between on-the-go people who share similar interests, background, relations and a passion for aviation.
  • Aviation Office  A business aviation job board, community and forum for pilots, flight attendants and others.  VIP and Corporate Aviation.  The website is dedicated to serve Pilots and Flight Attendants with daily current business aviation news, informations, contacts, tips and jobs.
  • Bibafly  This free app for mobile devices provides an exclusive social network for pilots and flight attendants worldwide.
  • Cabincrew.com  A portal dedicated entirely to experienced and wannabe flight attendants and cabin crew.  Featuring the latest airline news, forum, gossip, free email, jobs, training, and much more.
  • Cabin Crew Forum  A forum for cabin crew to come and talk about the latest goss in the aviation industry and just generally chat about life at thirty thousand feet.  Cabin crew wannabees are also welcome join and find out more about their dream job.
  • Cabin Crew Home  This forum is a cabin crew meeting place with sections for wannabes, cabin crew, regional postings, and airline-specific topics.
  • Crewlife.com  A social networking site that connects airline crew around the globe.  Input your layover time and city and it will show you friend matches for the same time period.  Interactive city guide, messaging, forums, videos, and more.
  • Gayviator.com  A one-of-a-kind gay, lesbian, and transgender forum for aviation career-minded pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, and others involved in aviation related fields.  Intelligent, troll-free conversation built upon a strong sense of community and full of creative, friendly, and occasionally offbeat men and women who care about their careers and the aviation field in general.
  • Interline Travel  An interline travel forum for airline employees with interline discounts and discussions for nonrev travel.
  • jetjoose  A social network for flight crew around the world.
  • Non-Rev.com  A community gathering for anyone who works for an airline, and wishes to connect and learn from others in the industry.  Explore non-rev options, use tools to improve your trip, and learn about the best places to go and stay while on your trip.  Special discounts also available from a number of travel providers.
  • Skypalz.com  An online community dedicated to airline crew members and staff.  Send mail, share photos, post blogs in a section called Skypost, chat and check out the latest airline jobs submitted.  Created by crew members for crew members.
  • TalkAirline.com  This group of forums was created to unite crewmembers and all airline employees.  As an organized "common ground" for crewmembers of different airlines, they can discuss their own company with others.

Flight Simulation Communities

  • Ace Combat Skies  An active community for aviation fans who enjoy Ace Combat Skies simulators.
  • Flight Sim Forum  A home for all Flight Simulator fans.  This forum offers direct link downloads, regular sessions, Virtual Airlines, and much more.
  • FlightSimulationForums  A "full service" site for Microsoft Flight Simulator, specializing in FS9 and FSX.  Most members are long time users of the sim and can help and discuss the sim and the hardware needed for running it.  It's a friendly group looking for new people who enjoy discussing and posting screenshots of their aircraft, scenery, and short or long flights.  A "family" site with free registration.
  • SimPits International  A forum for those who decide to build their own simulator cockpit (SimPit).  From very basic non-functional cockpits, to fully functional/motion-based beasts of simulation, this WebRing allows valuable information and experience to be shared by linking people's personal (none commercial) cockpit web sites to each other.  They can be race cars, trains, space ships, airplanes, boats, or any other cockpit that can be simulated.

Helicopter Communities

Pilot Communities

  • The Aero Club  Aviation community connections, user derived international database, user based photo sharing, pilot submitted articles, etc.
  • aero.org.nz  A New Zealand discussion forum for pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and industry insiders.  Breaking aviation news and relevant articles are added weekly.  The FlightDeck forum is the place to arrange cost sharing to aviation events, discuss safety issues, share details of recent flights and pictures and tell the NZ aviation community of your latest project, restoration, or rating.
  • Airbus Pilots Network  A site for Airbus pilots and passengers with free email and chat, articles for download, and pictures.  Join the Airbus Route Information Wiki and post news.  Typhoon Pack XP available for download.
  • AircraftOwner Online  A social networking site for owners and pilots.
  • Airline Pilot Central  This site for airline pilots provides information on over 100 North American airlines, career preparation assistance, downloads, pay comparison charts, and a very active U.S. airline pilot forum.
  • The Airport Authority  An online General Aviation community of FBO's and businesses dedicated to providing information about about general aviation, airport FBOs, services, and entertainment.
  • AMEVoice  A source of information for aviation people, primarily designed to help pass the European EASA aviation licenses and DGCA licenses exam, and Pilot Exam PPL, CPL, ATPL.  There are sample exams, documentation and information, and a forum to share your experiences, knowledge and study material and sample question papers.
  • AviationPilots.com  An aviation forum/message board for current and future pilots that also provides news, links, flight schools, and exam help.
  • BeechTalk  "The Quintessential Beechcraft Owners and Pilots Group."  While the focus of the forum is for Beechcraft enthusiasts, all aviators are welcome.
  • Circle To Land  A different type of Q&A community for pilots, by pilots.  If you have a question about flying or airplane ownership, ask it here.  You can search, vote, and earn reputation points and badges for best answers.
  • Downwind  An Australian online community for pilots by pilots.  On the site is an area to share your aviation experiences, an industry directory, airfield directory and a list of every Australian VH registered aircraft.
  • Eye of the Pilot  A free social network targeted to general aviation and private pilots, as well as family, friends, and enthusiasts.  Share your flying experience through photo and video uploads.
  • FabulousFlying.com  This site provides aviators with a platform to network with people in the aviation industry, and acts as an outlet for aviation safety, scholarships, and education.  From ATN Publishing and Westfield Flight Academy (KBAF).
  • Flight Time Radio Forum  A free forum to discuss everything you can think of regarding General Aviation.  EAA members, Sport Pilots, or anyone that just loves plane talk should have a look.
  • International Pilots Net  An online community with a professional pilot's forum and job resources: discussion boards, pilot jobs, CV upload, and airline factfiles.
  • iPilot.com  This aviation resource site for pilots includes a message board section.
  • PHXPPG Forum  A forum for Phoenix, Arizona powered paraglider (PPG) pilots.  Discuss flying sites, flying plans, general powered paragliding info and repairs.
  • PilotChatter  An aviation social network where members can post pictures and share their aviation adventures.  Monthly contests test aviation knowledge and gift cards from major pilot supply shops are given away for participants.
  • Pilot Lounge  An online community for pilots and flying enthusiasts: aviation profiles, personal web blogs, photo galleries, event guides, chat, and forums.  Associated with Pilot Magazine.
  • PilotSpeak  A social networking site specifically designed for the aviation community.
  • Pilots of America  The active message board contains posts on pilot training, IFR, maintenance, aerobatics, cool places to fly, and homebuilts.  You can talk about lessons learned, medical issues, and items to buy and sell.  There is a links database and a photo gallery.
  • Pilots League  A news and social network focusing on education and advocacy.  Features aviation experts, news, events, safety, classifieds and pilot forums in a social network setting.
  • PIREP.org  A bulletin board style forum for aviation enthusiasts - particularly pilots and aviation employees.
  • Professional Pilots Rumour Network  Forums and bulletin board for professional pilots and those who are considering a career as a pilot.  Air traffic controllers, engineers, cabin crew, operations, crewing and rostering staff are also welcome.  Includes a good listing of flight deck, aircrew, airline specific, ground ops, and regional forums.
  • ProPilotWorld.com  This forum is specifically for professional pilots.  You can find and share information and network with your peers and friends.
  • The Seaplane Pilot Network  An active forum for seaplane pilots and supporters.
  • ThreeSixLeft.com  A social network for pilots.  Brag about your aviation experiences with pictures, videos, blogs, etc.  Even upload pics from your iPhone so you can show of where you've been before you even get home.
  • usapilot.com  General aviation related news and discussion.

Air Travel Communities

  • AardvarkTravel.net  This worldwide travel search engine includes an active forum.
  • FlyerTalk  A frequent flyer community with active forums, live chat, photo gallery.
  • iloho  A place for travellers to interact and access travel information: news, airline reviews, inspiring itineraries, practical advice, travel photography.  Rate and review flights you’ve taken, join and create groups to ask for advice and share your tips.  Connect with other travellers and track your online activities.
  • Travel Forum Globe  Share your travel experiences and interact with other travelers using live chat, a forum, and a photo gallery.
  • Travel Walk Forums  Find answers to your travel questions in these travel forums.
  • Travellers Content  A simple travel forum where members can converse with fellow travellers, exchanging stories and helpful information on travelling to far away places around the world.
  • Tripatini  A social network where travelers mix it up with travel media and industry insiders and share and learn how to travel better and smarter.
  • Where I've Been  An online travel community.  Share your destination reviews, create your own travel map and put it on Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, Myspace, Hi5, Wib, or your blog to show your friends where you've been, where you've lived, and where you want to go.  Also, other community features like chat, forums, games, news, trivia.