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July Hub Competition

Think your domicile is the best? This month, we’re challenging you to show your support for your domicile. At the end of July we’ll be ranking each domicile based on average flight hours and average number of flight segments. All flights must comply with our pilot handbook and flown using VirtualUA ACARS and/or on VATSIM. The award for the winning domicile will be announced later this month. Have any questions? Contact your Flight Operations Manager.

By Tyler McBee, ago
Annual Summer Event

Summer Event Prize Winners Announced

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our 6th annual summer event. It was a huge success! A big thank you to the VATSIM controllers who staffed the event, making our flights as realistic as possible. Also, thank you to our sponsors FSPilotShop, Flightbeam, FS2Crew, and REX  for graciously providing prizes for our members. There were 14 prizes in total given out. A prize was given for the best screenshot and the best Read more…

By Tyler McBee, ago
Annual Summer Event

Golden Summer Night Event At VirtualUA

By: Jay Kidder, Managing Director of Airline Operations This Saturday, July 14th from 1600CST to 2000CST we at VirtualUA will be hosting our 6th annual summer event entitled Golden Summer Night at VirtualUA. The route will take us from Houston Texas (IAH) to the Golden a City of Las Vegas Nevada (LAS).  Virtual United Social Club has partnered with VATSIM to enhance our members with realistic Air Traffic experience from gate to gate. FSPilotShop, FlightBeam, Read more…

By Robby Sayles, ago
Community Relations

VirtualUA has re-launched its Crew Communication System

by: Mike Ortins, Community Manager By now (and if you haven’t already, here you go!) I’m sure you’ve heard one way or another that VirtualUA has re-launched it’s Crew Communication System!  It’s going to be a fantastic system that will really increase the social community feeling! And after all, we are a Social Club!   Our new CCS will enable free, open, and simple communication amongst all members and staff.  Not only will it enable Read more…

By Robby Sayles, ago
Events

FlightSimCon Recap

by: Jay Kidder, Managing Director of Flight Operations This past weekend, several of our staff members, including myself, attended FlightSimCon 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Throughout the two-day event, we met with conference attendees, exhibitors and some of our organization’s sponsors. FlightSimCon also provided an opportunity for us to develop and grow as a staff team. During our time in Dallas, we visited a number of landmarks, including planespotting at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The flight Read more…

By Tyler McBee, ago
Community Relations

Happy Summer!

Happy summer everybody! What a strong start we’ve had to the month of June. We have a lot of new pilots and staff members in new positions. We all know how it goes during the summer: graduation, a few weeks of fun, and then before you know it, it’s time to go back to school. If you want to break the boredom that can come along with summer, your friends at VirtualUA are always here! Read more…

By Tyler McBee, ago
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Impromptu Group Flight

by: Jay Kidder, IAD Domicile Manager Last Friday night, I called an impromptu group flight from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Portland, OR (KPDX). I wasn’t expecting much of a turn-out considering I gave less than an hours notice to everyone. To my surprise, quite a few people showed up! We all loaded up into San Francisco, hopped onto the VATSIM network and departed on-time. We all had a great time participating and engaging with Read more…

By Tyler McBee, ago
Community Outreach

Virtual UA Becomes Official Flight Sim Con Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VirtualUA Announces Attendance at Flight Sim Con 2018 Virtual United Social Club, Inc. (VirtualUA) is excited to announce our attendance at Flight Sim Con in Dallas June 23-24.  This event will mark our first Staff Conference, an in-person meeting of our leadership and staff team. During our time in Dallas, we will also be meeting with several of our sponsors, hosting a live Q&A during Flight Sim Con and giving away promotional Read more…

By Austin Thieman, ago
Rebranding

VirtualUA Announces New Brand Identity & Completes 1,000 Flights in May

On Saturday, June 3, Virtual United Social Club, Inc., also known as VirtualUA, rolled-out its new brand image, marking a new season of growth for the community. The new identity incorporates elements from VirtualUA’s previous branding, offering an updated perspective on the organization’s long history within the flight simulator and virtual airline communities. “As we move forward as an organization, we wanted a new brand image that reflects our community’s history and potential,” said Tyler Read more…

By Robby Sayles, ago