Summer Message from the President/CEO

The summer season is among us, and it is about that time to take off the pool cover, roll out the grill, and begin planning family vacations. Here at VirtualUA, Inc., we are excited to welcome warmer weather and hope you’re just as thrilled as we are at VirtualUA.

This summer will mark our eighth summer serving the flight simulation community. Eight years ago, VirtualUA started our development with three staff members. Today, VirtualUA has grown to serve thousands of dedicated flight simulation pilots, striving to enjoy an awesome community each day. VirtualUA has seen remarkable growth in our community, and it is our appreciation of our loyal pilots such as you who have helped make VirtualUA one of the best and fastest-growing flight simulation community in the world.

 At VirtualUA, Inc., we know you have the option to choose your virtual airline, and that is why we are very thankful you have chosen us. We work hard each day to bring you the best experience, and we will continue to do so. Thank you, and blue skies. 

All the Best,

Robby Sayles
President/Chief Excecutive Officer
VirtualUA, Inc.

Fun N Sun Event 2020

VirtualUA, Inc. is thrilled to announce our annual Summer event, Fun N Sun. The event will take place on July 25 at 2200z. Our route will take us from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and, finally, to our final destination of Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kinston, Jamaica.

We want to thank REX Simulations and Sky Blue Radio for their continued support at VirtualUA. We could not have achieved the level of success we are now without their help! We, as a community, look forward to supporting them throughout the coming years.

REX Simulations have graciously sponsored the event by donating some awesome prizes for pilots to win. To participate, you must be a pilot on our roster and RSVP by clicking here: https://bit.ly/funsun20

In addition to the prizes, our friends at Vatsim will be providing everyone ATC from gate to gate. This event is shaping up to be a great one.

We look forward to sharing the friendly skies with everyone this July 25!

2nd Quarter Virtual FireChat on June 26

Hello VirtualUA Community,

We wanted to give you some important updates regarding VirtualUA Community.


We’re hiring staff members, if you are interested, please fill out our application here: https://bit.ly/vuastaffapp

VirtualUA 2020 2nd Quarter Virtual FireChat is here! You’re invited to join us live on our Discord Server this upcoming Friday, June 26, at 1900 CST/0000z. We will provide the latest update regarding VirtaulUA, and our Technology Consultant will brief the community on our new website progress. Please come out and meet the VirtualUA Team, please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/vuafirechatrsvp . Prizes will be awarded to random participants!

Did you know that SFO is leading for flights this month? They’re at 94 total flights, but Washington Dulles is trailing them at 88. Have you filed your monthly flight?

Don’t forget to submit your monthly screenshot via our #screenshot-competition channel. Please only one submission per month.

Blue Skies!

VirtualUA Now Hiring Staff Members

VirtualUA Community, 

VirtualUA is reaching out to our community and looking for dedicated candidates for the following staff positions.  

Hub Operations Regional Director:

Hub Operations Regional Director must be available by email, forums, Discord, and social media as much as possible. They are the first line of contact for pilots assigned to their respective regions. They are responsible for overseeing their designated hubs, including monitoring pilot activity and reviewing PIREPs to ensure they are within requirements of the VirtualUA Pilot Handbook, and any other duties assigned by the Vice President of Operations. HORD’sHORD’s should be proactive throughout the VirtualUA community. They send monthly reports to the VP of Operations and must maintain/apply a level of professionalism throughout the VirtualUA community. He/She will report to the Vice President of Operations.

Fleet Manager:
Create custom star alliance repaints for the VirtualUA fleet. Needs to be knowledgeable in repainting aircraft as well as star alliance liveries. Must be able to utilize Google apps as well as Discord. This position reports to the Vice President of Operations.

Event Manager:
The Events Manager is responsible for creating, organizing, and running events for the organization. These events include weekly group flights and fly-ins/outs as well as more significant special events. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with VATSIM ARTCCs and the community to ensure these events run smoothly. They will report to the Vice President of Community Relations.

Training Manager:
Maintain flight training operations manual, along with keeping up with guidelines of vatsim rules and policies. Answering pilot questions with anything flight training related. Conduct classes on aviation training topics. Take part in special projects regarding the growth of the department on a needed basis. This position reports to the Vice President of Training.

Pilot Relations Manager:
The Pilot Relations Manager is responsible for the evaluation of new and current members here at VirtualUA. They respond to pilot inquires via email or Discord and are the frontline of our community.  They also oversee recruiting and promoting members through the system here at VirtualUA and verifying transfer hours.  The Pilot Relations Manager reports to the Senior Vice President of Experience. 

Social Media and Communications Manager:
The Social Media and Communications Manager is responsible for creating content for our social media outlets. This will primarily be creating graphical content such as banners and event images but may extend to scheduling posts on our platforms. They report directly to the Senior Vice President of Experience. 


All Above positions utilize the same core qualifications:

-Must be 16 years of age or older.
-Must be active in Discord and other social media outlooks.
-Must be proficient in communication skills, oral and written.
-Must have a basic level of leadership skills.
-Must NOT be apart of any other Virtual United Airlines as staff or pilot.
-Must NOT be apart of any other Virtual Airlines as a staff member.
-Must be dedicated.


If you are interested, please click here to fill out a staff application: https://bit.ly/vuastaffapp.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] We can not provide outstanding support without our staff team, please consider joining the team.




VirtualUA Management Team

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VirtualUA Community Update | June 09

VirtualUA Community, 


As we close the month of May, we couldn’t be more proud of our stats.  Our Washington Dulles Hub finished in first place with 161 flights for the month. Amazing results!  Congratulations to our IAD team for a job well done! 

Did you know that we’re sunsetting VirtualUA’s Skylink when we launch our next GEN website? We decided back in April we will be using SmartCARS. We have partnered with TFDi Design for our newest Flight Tracker. We are still exploring future development for our signature ACARS program. There will be more information to follow. For now, we ask that you get familiar with SmartCARS. Last month, we announced that we had launched our community beta for our new upcoming website. The Community Team has been working with our Technology team and is making progress. We will update everyone once we receive information from the tech group. 

By popular demand from our 2019 survey, we are continuing with our quarterly Virtual Firechats, and our next meet-up will take place on Friday, June 26, 2020. Mark your calendars. The meetup will start at 1900 CST on our Discord Server. Please come out and chat with our staff and other community members. We are giving out prizes to attendees. Speaking of surveys, starting in July, we will resume monthly community feedback and suggestions. 

Our upcoming Fun ‘N Sun event is in its final preparations. The event will take place on July 25. We will be heading down to the Caribbean to do some island hopping! We need your help; please fill out this short survey and help us pick a Caribbean destination. We hope to see you in attendance.

VirtualUA is currently recruiting volunteer staff members for our entire Member Relations, Operations and Communications Team. If you are compassionate for flight simulation and nonprofit, we would like to have a chat with you. If you are interested, please email us at [email protected].  That’s all for this update, our next update will be on June 23.