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!

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!

VirtualUA 8th Annual Birthday Bash Pre-Departure Info

Good Evening!

 We’ve been honored to serve you for nearly a decade after we began operating as a virtual airline in 2012. Tomorrow we will celebrate our 8th birthday. We hope you can join in on the celebration! To celebrate our sponsors graciously donated many prizes for those who are able to participate. If you haven’t RSVP’d, please head over to CCS. Please remember you need a CCS account to RSVP, read this post for more information about gaining access to CCS.Below is some information you might find helpful with regard to the event: 

  • For those social butterflies, please post your favorite screenshots using #VirtualUABirthday2020. Enter our contest for the best photo! Head over to CCS to upload your best shot.
  • A prize will be given to the pilot with the best landing rate as well! 
  • You must file a Flight Report either using SmartCARS or SkyLink to be eligible for a prize, anytime after 2100z-0300z. If you would like VATSIM ATC, it’s advised that you depart at 2100z. 
  • The Company preferred route will be EEONS7 WYNDM HCT DSM EVOTE NELLS KEEHO J584 SLT FQM3. Recommended gates in Denver are Terminal B Gates 11-37. When filing with VATSIM, please add VirtualUA Birthday Bash in your remarks.  
  • When Arriving into Newark, arrival gates are Terminal C2 Gates 101-115.  

 We will announce the winner’s by/before May 2, with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. Please note, you must RSVP through CCS, our event management system to be eligible for a prize. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. Once the event is complete, we will send out a survey about your experience and our next quarterly event, which will be Fun N’ the Sun. We’re shooting to host this event in late July or early August. We are planning to also do an expo this summer where you can come on Discord and chat with our partners about current and upcoming product development!  Have Fun and see you tomorrow!

Join us for our 8th Birthday Bash!

Dear VirtualUA Community,

Join us in celebrating our 8th birthday on Monday, April 27th from 3 PM EST – 8 PM EST. We will be flying from Denver, Colorado (DEN) to Newark, New Jersey (EWR) to celebrate the tremendous success we have had over the past 8 years. We are currently working with our online flying network, VATSIM, to provide our pilots with gate to gate ATC coverage. There are MANY prizes from our sponsors that we will be giving away for various achievements during this event. A HUGE thank you to our sponsors! 

Prizes will be given to the best screenshot from the event and the best landing rate. Other prizes will be random. To be eligible for prizes you HAVE to RSVP at our official Birthday Bash link here (Don’t forget to create an account): https://bit.ly/3ec4YVy 


Thank you to our Sponsors:
orbx – https://orbxdirect.com/
HiFi Simulation – https://hifisimtech.com/
REX Simulations – https://www.rexsimulations.com/
Flightbeam – https://www.flightbeam.net/
Just Flight – https://www.justflight.com/
FS2Crew – https://www.fs2crew.com/cart/
Aerosoft – https://www.aerosoft.com/us/flight-simulation/
Flight1 – http://www.flight1.com/
Simmarket – https://secure.simmarket.com/default-en.html

Fly safe, stay home, stay United!

~ VirtualUA Staff