From the staff at VirualUA, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and we are thankful for everyone of our pilots and staff members. Have some turkey tonight and have fun!
Have you seen our recent email? We released the details of our 5th annual Holiday event! In case you missed it here is the press release:
As promised in our last communication, we have been planning a winter event. This year is special to us, due to it being our 5th Annual Holiday Event. This year we will be flying onDecember 9th, 2017 from Denver (KDEN) to Anchorage (PANC). Departure time will be at 1700Z. Please log onto Discord about an hour early so we have time to get acclimated before leaving the gate. VATSIM staffing has already been coordinated with both ARTCC’s. We will be publishing a route closer to day of departure. We are thinking about doing Real Ops similar to what we did a couple years ago, however we would need to get volunteers to dispatch our aircraft.
The event is going to be CAT free, meaning you’re welcome to fly whatever you’d like. Keep in mind it is a bit of a longer flight. With that being said a CRJ700 probably isn’t going to get the job done.
Also, those that attend this years event have the chance to win a couple of different prizes, donated by our sponsors. We will also be giving out our yearly gifts to show our appreciation for everything you do for us. See you at our Winter Bash!
Strong Tailwinds and Blue Skies,
CAT Free is starting on Sunday November 19th and lasting until January 2nd 2018! Enjoy flying those heavies!
We are going to discontinue our Teamspeak 3 Server due to the lack of activity. If you will miss the TS3 server, DON’T WORRY! We have a Discord server that is similar to TS3. If you don’t know how to connect onto our Discord server go to your crew page, click “Discord” on the left tab bars. Then click “Connect” at the bottom of that page. It will either connect you to the online server or have you download the software.
This weeks Jumpseat Chatter has been released and it includes our new video, October stats and the announcement of when CAT Free will start!
From the VirtualUA staff we wish everyone a Happy Veterans day. We honor all who served and we cherish the ones not with us today. Thank you for all you do.
Veterans Day Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HadblIBtZag
Take our survey asking a few questions about the 747 event we had on Saturday and how we can improve our future events!
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TYNQVM
The last passenger United Boeing 747 flight is on her way to Honolulu right this second. The VirtualUA staff would like to say thank you to United Airlines and Boeing for these amazing memories they have created with the Queen of the Skies.
“All Hail the Queen, Long Live the Queen!” ~ Last United Pilot to fly the 747 into SFO
“It really did open up air travel” ~ CEO of United Oscar Munoz
“It brings us back to a day when air travel was fun” ~ CEO of United Oscar Munoz
We will miss the Queen and we will cherish her memories forever. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who joined our event on Saturday! We had an awesome turn out of pilots and we had a lot of fun. This meant a lot to me and I am so glad that pilots showed up. I personally thank everyone who made the effort to come and I thank all the staff members for their help. Let’s not forget that awesome VATSIM ATC ~ Chief Communications Officer
Our Farewell to the Queen of the Skies event is today! We sent out an email yesterday evening explaining some details about the event. In case you missed it I will highlight the details here:
- Starts: 2200 Zulu (5:00 PM Central Time)
- Please be logged onto Discord 20-30 min before departure
- Flight: San Francisco to Honolulu
- Network: VATSIM
- San Francisco will be staffed with ATC
- 747s preferred, but flight is CAT Free
All pilots are welcome in this event. No need to sign up or book prior.
If you have any questions please email me at: [email protected]
Join our Discord server to talk to the pilots. If you don’t know how then login to your crew. Go to the “Discord tab” in crew. And click “connect” at the bottom of the page. It will connect you and let you setup your Discord account.