After one and a half years of development, we have finally released AMS (formerly called Crew) v5 Open Beta. This is a huge milestone for VirtualUA, and the biggest overhaul we have seen yet. We’ve worked countless hours to bring you a new and updated system that should last for years to come. This new system promises to be faster and more secure than ever before, while also bringing in a bring new user interface. AMS is now more mobile-friendly than it has been before, so our more mobile pilots will see a welcome upgrade, too. Sold already? Well check out the new platform at: beta.virtualua.org .
We also went ahead and update the homepage. After taking a look back at it after working on AMS, we decided that it didn’t quite look the part. It’s now also updated to look more modern and sleek. (hint: check out the new 747 page!)
Submitting Bugs or Suggestions
We’ve worked incredibly hard to bring you the best platform we can, but there’s only so much we can do ourselves. For that reason, AMS is now being released as an open beta. We want to make sure that all pilots have the opportunity to test out our new platform, so that it can work the best for all of us. We simply can’t do this without a little help from the community. To submit a suggestion or bug report, please head over to this page and sign up for an account. Please use your UAL ID for your username, and your real name for your name. This will help us keep track of who’s submitting what. Once you’ve created your account, head over to our Tracker. First, you’ll want to have a look around at both open and closed issues, to make sure that your suggestion hasn’t been suggested yet, or your bug hasn’t been spotted (or squashed) yet. If not, then create the issue. Please refrain from adding tags, milestones, or assignees to issues that you create. Also, please refrain from just asking general questions on the Tracker.
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!
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.