Founded in 2001 by André Becklas, IVAO BRAZIL was created from the desire to join together high quality fligh simulation into a learning environment, connecting virtual pilots and ATC over the country. In that time, there was no traffic and of course no IVAO division in Brazil. After becoming familiar with the network, he requested to International HQ some information and guidelines on how to create the Brazilian division.
After that, he worked on the first website, which got ready 2 months later. Finally, HQ approval was accomplished and the very first members started registering, including his brother Fernando Becklas, his cousin William Becklas, and pioneers like Fábio Ferragi and others which heavily contributed to the division official start, in June of 2001. Today, IVAO-BR is responsible for the biggest online traffic source in Americas, being a boast to all division members.