1st Quarter FSC

Dear VirtualUA Community,

We will host our 1st Quarter Fireside Chat for 2022. It will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2022, starting at 21z. Sponsor by Simmarket, who graciously provided a few gift cards for those participants. The staff has been discussing various ideas for 2022, including some technology updates, along with the 10th Anniversary celebration. Come and join us. Please RSVP by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/1stqtrfsc2022

Community Relations Update

My name is Nick Smith; I am the Managing Director of Training and Events. First, I want to thank everyone for participating in our Fall Foliage event. It was nice chatting with a few of you on Discord. Second, please continue to post your best screenshot on Discord under our monthly competition channel. You still have a few more days left for October; we will start the voting process on November 1 to pick our winner. We are also excited to announce a few more events, VirtualUA 4th Quarter fireside chat on November 13 at 4 pm CST. We will announce VirtualUA 2022 Flight Plan and have a Q & A session with the staff team, then final our 10th Annual Home for the Holidays Virtual Party and Flying on December 11. The past events this year have been unique. Lastly, we are finishing up some paperwork with VATSIM; as you heard, we are now an Authorized Training Organization and can contact training. If you are interested, please email us at training to set it up for you. That’s all for now; keep rocking those blue skies! See you in the skies!

PLEASE RSVP for the Fireside Chat: https://bit.ly/4qtrfsc21

Nick Smith

Managing Director of Flight Standards and Training

4th Annual Fall Foliage

VirtualUA, Inc. is thrilled to announce our annual Fall event, Fall Foliage. The event will take place on October 16, 2021, starting at 2100z. Our route will take us from Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) to our final destination of Chicago O’hare International Airport (KORD).

We want to thank REX Simulations, FlightBeam, VATSIM, and Jetstream for their continued support at VirtualUA. We could not have achieved the level of success without their help! We, as a community, look forward to supporting them throughout the coming years. REX Simulations and FlightBeam have graciously sponsored the event by donating some awesome prizes for pilots to win. Pilot’s that participate in the event will also receive 10,000 AVRP points, along with a Jumpseat Pass credit to their account.

To participate, you must be a pilot on our roster and RSVP by clicking here: https://bit.ly/vuafall21 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 October 16!

VirtualUA’s October Update

Hello VirtualUA Community,

Please check out this Month’s Update on our Discord Channel “Comms Hub.” This month VirtualUA staff is back in full swing as we prepare for our 4th Annual Fall Foliage event next weekend. Please don’t forget to RSVP, which you will find this information on our Discord under Event Information.

The update discussed FSExpo 2021, Community Engagement, Global Marketing, Airline Hub Operations, and Technology. We are also hiring many staff positions; if you are interested, please reach out. VirtualUA will turn ten years old in 2022, and we appreciate everyone who has come along during our journey. We have had over 10,000 pilots joined our incredible community, with over 200,000 Flights completed.

As we end 2021, we reflect on our success and share our gratitude to many members, including our dedicated staff team, partners, and sponsors. We wouldn’t be here without them. Until then, Blue Skies!

VirtualUA, Inc. Global Marketing and Innovation Team

Flightsim Expo 2021

Dear Flight Simulation Community,


We at VirtualUA, Inc. are thrilled to announce our attendance at FlightSimExpo 2021 in San Diego, California. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate our organization to the flight simulation community. Along with displaying our organization, we will be able to network with our sponsors and partners. We would not be where we are today if not for them.

Our President & CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Robby Sayles, Ryan Weber, Matthew Keane, and Cameron Leonard will be attending this year’s event. Finally, we are proud to announce we will be celebrating ten years in 2022; we will be hosting a live Fireside Chat on Saturday, September 25, during Expo. You can find how to join our FSExpo exclusively Fireside Chat via the Who Event App. This will be an in-person/online Fireside Chat. We will be discussing our 2022 Flight Plan, along with some innovative technology enhancements. Do not forget about our giveaway during Expo.


We are located at booth 304. Please stop by and say hi, as well as ask us any questions you may have!


Regards,


VirtualUA, Inc. Global Marketing and Communications Team
[email protected]

Happy 9th Birthday, VirtualUA!

Dear VirtualUA Community,

Today is our Birthday; thank you for inspiring and supporting us all these years. Without the help of yours, our journey would never be so successful. Thank you for being with us. Happy 9th Birthday to the VirtualUA Community! We will celebrate this weekend during the Birthday Bash, don’t forget to RSVP: http://bit.ly/vua9thbirthday.

Holiday Event Sponsors

VirtualUA, Inc. is thrilled to announce our annual Holiday event, Home for the Holidays. The event will take place on December 12 at 2200z. Our route will take us from Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (CYWG) to our final destination of Chicago O’hare International Airport (KORD). 

We want to thank REX Simulations, Hifi Simulation Technologies, ORBX Simulations Systems, Flightbeam Studios, FS2CREW, Just Flight, Aerosoft, and Flight1 to support our community here at VirtualUA, Inc. 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.

 We also want to thank Skyblue Radio for helping us get the word out; we appreciate their continuous commitment to our community. 

REX Simulations, Hifi Simulation Technologies, ORBX Simulations Systems, Flightbeam Studios, FS2CREW, Just Flight, Aerosoft, and Flight1 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/vuaholidayevent20.  

In addition to the prizes, our friends at Vatsim will be providing everyone with 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 December 12! It’s time to start celebrating and counting down to 2 0 2 1! On behalf of VirtualUA, Inc Board of Directors, staff, and community, we wish everyone a happy holiday.  

Missed the Fireside Chat?

Hello VirtualUA Community, 

My name is Shelton McCallop; I’m a VirtualUA, Inc. Executive Board member and Co-Founder; I want to thank you for spending some time with us this past Saturday while discussing our 2020 accomplishments, along with a few 2021 highlights from VirtualUA’s 2021 Flight Plan. As you all know, Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted our lives and played a tremendous role in 2020, which cause some unpleasant experiences.

However, the community continued to support us by participating in many events and kept flying through the chaos. We couldn’t be more proud of each of you for your loyalty to our organization. 

During the fireside chat, Robby Sayles, CEO, mentioned as of November 13, we filed 4,262 Flight Reports and accepted 148 new pilots during 2020. What a great accomplishment! We started 2020 with the separation from AAV Group. Next, we legally became VirtualUA, Inc, dissolving Virtual United Social Club; we also rebranded VirualUA, Inc. Our most significant task was a transition over to ATMOS 1.0, VirtualUA’s NextGen Pilot Operations system. Did you know we introduced a new aircraft program that replaced our legacy Pilot Ranking system? 

Moving on, we also discussed VirtualUA’s Project 21, which is our Code name for the 2021 Roadmap. You can follow the “Flightplan” at 21.virtualua.org. Here’s what we’ll be focusing on :  

VATSIM Training Program

Attending FSExpo 2021 (pending the COVID outcome)

Enhancing ATMOS with some new features and updates

Working on an In-house ACARS

Continuing with our Community Engagement (Quarterly events, Fireside Chats, and Partner Talks on Discord)

Introducing Altitude Virtual Rewards Program (avrp.virtualua.org) Launching in 2021

As you can see, we’ve been busy this year and have a full plate in 2021. We can’t thank our members enough for being a part of VirtualUA, Inc. this past year. Did you know we will be nine years old in 2021, which means we will start our 10th Anniversary preparations? Exciting times are ahead of us, and we hope you will continue to be a part of it.  

Annual Holiday Event

VirtualUA, Inc. is thrilled to announce our annual Holiday event, Home for the Holidays. The event will take place on December 12 at 2200z. Our route will take us from Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (CYWG) to our final destination of Chicago O’hare International Airport (KORD).

We want to thank REX Simulations, Hifi Simulation Technologies, ORBX Simulations Systems, Flightbeam Studios, FS2CREW, Just Flight, Aerosoft, and Flight1 for their continued support of our community here at VirtualUA, Inc. 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.

We also want to thank Skyblue Radio for helping us get the word out; we appreciate their continuously committed to our community.

REX Simulations, Hifi Simulation Technologies, ORBX Simulations Systems, Flightbeam Studios, FS2CREW, Just Flight, Aerosoft, and Flight1 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/vuaholidayevent20.


In addition to the prizes, our friends at Vatsim will be providing everyone with 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 December 12! It’s time to start celebrating and counting down to 2 0 2 1!

VirtualUA, Inc. 4th Quarter Fireside Chat is HERE!

Hello VirtualUA Community,

We wanted to give you some important updates regarding VirtualUA Community. VirtualUA 2020 4th Quarter Virtual FireChat is here! You’re invited to join us live on our Discord Server this upcoming Saturday, November 14, at 1600 CST/2200z. We will provide the latest update regarding VirtaulUA, including our 2021 Flight Plan. Please come out and meet the VirtualUA Team, please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/vuafirechatrsvp .

Prizes will be awarded to random participants!

Blue Skies!