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!
To help you meet your monthly flight requirement, we, along with VATUSA, host weekly group flights. As an added bonus, VirtualUA is also preparing to Institute our Pilot Of The Month program.
In order to be considered for Pilot Of The Month in July, you must have completed at least one flight in the month of June.
- All members are required to submit one flight report per month. Termination warnings will be going out Sunday evening. If you haven’t had a chance to file a flight report yet, I encourage you to do so before the end of the month.
We have an amazing lineup for the remainder of the summer including prizes and next week’s FlightSimCon 2018, which the VirtualUA staff team will be attending.
If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we encourage you to join us at the Hyatt Regency on Reunion Boulevard June 23-24.
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 items from our organization.
Our staff will also be having a group dinner and all who wish to attend are invited.
Additionally, for the first time, we will be live-streaming a Town Hall meeting from the conference.
We encourage all conference attendees and guests to meet and visit with us in person.
If you are going to participate in the 5th Annual Holiday event sponsored by VATSIM, REX Simulations, Flightbeam and FS2Crew please sign up here to be eligible for the prizes!
Sign up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcaf9gxC_hVO2EEGjvr4x0Ohp9bBb007X2vA-Dh77H70cTww/viewform
There will be a server outage during the night of November 27th to the 28th. The outage should last around 6 hours and go from 9:30PM UTC/Zulu to 05:00AM UTC/Zulu. Please expect downtime for ALL services including ACARS during this time.
If you are doing a flight at this time please file a manual flight report when the servers recover.
As a reminder we have an event on December 9th. We will be flying from Denver to Anchorage departing at 1700 zulu on the VATSIM network. This flight will be a representation of real operations meaning you will get departure/arrival information 24hrs prior to the departure slot time (1700 zulu). The sponsors for this event are VATSIM, REX Simulations, FS2Crew and Flightbeam! Denver ARTCC and Anchorage ARTCC will be providing us with ATC during the event.
During the event several lucky pilots will receive a prize from some of our sponsors. ALL Pilots will be receiving a treat from FS2Crew in our Holiday package that we will be releasing in a short time showing our appreciation towards all of our pilots who fly with us!
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!