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!

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Who is VirtualUA, Inc?

VirtualUA, Inc (VUA).  is a non-profit virtual aviation organization for simulation pilots, aimed at creating a positive learning environment where enthusiasts can build their knowledge and understanding of aviation.  During this process, it is VirtualUA, Inc.’s goal to create an environment where learning these topics and building the knowledge and understanding in a fun and enjoyable way, allowing the simulation pilots to learn while experiencing and enjoying simulation and aviation.  It is VirtualUA, Inc.’s hope that through this learning it will empower and enable our pilots to experience a new level of both real and virtual aviation.


The mission of VirtualUA, Inc. is to provide our membership an environment in which the individuals can learn through education, experience, and engagement with other individuals to advance their knowledge, understand and skillset for both real-world and simulated aviation. 


VirtualUA, Inc. will always be responsive to our members and ensure all their learning opportunities and experiences will be convenient, efficient and pleasing.


VirtualUA, Inc. goals are to provide a successful organization that continues to allow our membership to learn, grow, and advance their basic and complex knowledge regarding aviation and the associated concepts. VUA will always strive to be the breeding ground of tomorrow’s pilots. VUA will instill the same professional attitude and professional development goals upon its members as real-world airlines have upon their own employees and customers.

Thank you for an amazing celebration!

Good Afternoon,

From all of the staff team here at VirtualUA we wanted to extend our greatest thank you for celebrating with us on Monday for our 8th Annual Birthday Bash. As you know the last 12 months has been turbulent for our organization however with the amount of people whom participated it gives us hope that the next 12 months will be better. It gave us the inspiration and hope that people are still interested and involved.

We’re currently investing in new technology for the organization. We’ve already made some enhancements to our current website and created the option for pilots to fly and track their flights using SmartCARS. There is a new website on the way that should go into Alpha in the next few weeks too! This is just the beginning of positive changes that you’ll see coming from us.

Without a doubt we’re so genuinely thankful for you and your membership to VirtualUA. If you were one of the pilots who did fly part of the Birthday Bash event, we’ve put together a short survey to gather some of your feedback. You can fill it out by clicking here. Also, if you were one of the pilots who participated and won a prize, we will be reaching out to you shortly.

Again, thank you for your dedication!

Austin Thieman VP, Member Experience

[email protected] email | http://www.virtualua.org website 

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We would like to express our gratitude to our amazing sponsors for our Birthday Bash event that happened on Monday evening. We had a great turnout with over 30 pilots who turned up and amazing screenshots that were captured. We are currently working on drawing the prizes for our pilots and will be in contact with pilots PRIVATELY.

We would like to thank:

HiFi Simulation Technologies

FS2CREW

Flightbeam Studios

Flight1

Aerosoft

Simmarket

Just Flight

VATSIM

REX Simulations

ORBX

Please visit their websites to support the flightsim community!

Preview of our new website for 2020!

Our technology team is currently working on a brand new remake of our website for 2020. They’re working countless hours on it in order to make it the best experience for our pilots. Here are some previews of it. I HAVE to blur it in order to keep the development as secret as possible, however, we love to keep our community in the loop.

April 2020 Internal Message to our Community

Hello VirtualUA Members,

We released April 2020 Internal Communications to the community this morning. Please check your email inbox with the latest update from VirtualUA. We covered some vital technology updates, along with our upcoming 8th Birthday Bash Event announcement. If you are not on our mailing list, please join HERE

Blue Skies!