VATSIM Staff

VATSIM Staff

Mike Ionas

Chief Executive Officer

Mike was born in Athens in 1978 and is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer. He lives and works in Doha, Qatar. He is a flightsimmer since 1995 and became a member of OAV on 2005.

Callsign: OAL109
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Vasilis Gkartzonikas

Director of Operations - VATSIM

Duties:

  • Promotion of Olympic Air Virtual in the network of VATSIM

Callsign: OAL893
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Nikos Papandreou

Pilots' Manager

Nick was born in Athens in 1979, but he lives in Volos for the past 5 years. He holds a degree in accounting and he is an active flight simmer since 1995. He is a member of OAV since 2012. 

Duties:

  • Registration of new members
  • Monitoring the activity of current members
  • Promotions
  • Transfer among the subsidiaries of the group
  • Link between the VA and the pilots

Callsign: OAL853
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George Livanios

Events Coordinator

George was born in Chania of Crete in 1977. Since 2000 he is living in Heraclion, Crete. He graduated Sivitanidios school as a Mechanical Engineer - Cooling Systems. He is playing traditional music as a hobby. He begun flightsimming in 2008 and in 2014 became a member of OAV. He is also an ATCO since 2016.

Duties:

  • Organizing group flights
  • Organizing events
  • Public relations with organizations and other VAs

Callsign: OAL399
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Yiannis Evangelinos / Spiros Zois

Training Department Instructors

Yiannis was born in Athens in 1967 and is a jeweler. As a small child he loved aviation. He is a flightsimmer since 1997 and a member of the online community since 2001. He joined OAV on 2008.

Duties:

  • Organizing the training of OAV pilots.
  • Instructing during training nights.

Callsign: OAL903 / OAL114
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Manos Spilios

Olympic Airways Operations Manager

Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of Olympic Airways flight network
  • Continuous development of Olympic Airways

Callsign: OAL726
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Fotis Soulahakis

Olympic Airways Deputy Operations Manager

Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of Olympic Airways flight network
  • Continuous development of Olympic Airways

Callsign: OAL410
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Yiannis Evaggelinos

Olympic Aero Club Operations Manager

Yiannis was born in Athens in 1967 and is a jeweler. As a small child he loved aviation. He is a flightsimmer since 1997 and a member of the online community since 2001. He joined OAV on 2008.

Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of the Olympic Aeroclub flight network
  • Continuous development of Olympic Aeroclub

Callsign: OAL903
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Dimitris Karanas

Olympic Cargo Operations Manager

Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of Olympic Cargo flight network
  • Continuous development of Olympic cargo

Callsign: OAL855
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Panagiotis Nastos

Olympic Charter Operations Manager

 

Panagiotis was born in Athens in 1976. He is an IT and Multimedia Specialist and works as an IT Manager for an auditing company. He is a flightsimmer since 2003 and a member of OAV since 2008.

Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of Olympic Charter flight network
  • Continuous development of Olympic Charter

Callsign: OAL053
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OAL269

Olympic Executive Operations Manager

 

Postgraduate of Airport Planning and Management. He is a holder of PPL with IFR (JAA/FAA) and co-owner of a Socata TB20. He is a flight simmer since 1981 and a member of SATCO/VATSIM since 1998. He held the positions of Asst. Training Director for HvACC (2000) and VATSIM Europe Director (2001-2011). In 2015 he obtained the P5 pilot rating from VATSIM and he is also a virtual ATCo (C3). 

Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of Olympic Executive flight network
  • Continuous development of Olympic Executive

Callsign: OAL269
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Vasilis Gkartzonikas

Olympic Supersonic Operations Manager

Duties:

  • Planning and implementation of Olympic Supersonic flight network
  • Continuous development Olympic Supersonic

Callsign: OAL893
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