Next Fireside Chat

Hello VirtualUA Community, 

We will host our fourth Special Fireside Chat on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The chat will take place on Discord in the Terminal One Podcast channel. We have invited Leonard from Icrew Systems to discuss the upcoming release and further questions you may have for him in more depth. We hope you can join us while preparing for significant changes that will affect every community member. See you all on Saturday, May 14; we will begin at 16z/11:00 am CDT!

Fireside Chat Today 4/09/22

VUA Community,

Just a friendly reminder that we will host another round of Technology Changes discussion today, April 9, at our special Fireside Chat. We have invited icrewsystem’s CEO back for more 1:1 with the community. We will also reveal the recent survey results. Are we ditching our Aircraft Program? What does the community think of our changes? Who will be joining the Beta Team? You don’t want to miss this opportunity to speak with the VUA Staff Team as we begin the journey together.

 The Fireside Chat will occur today at 17:00 Zulu/11:00 am Central Daylight Time. Grab a coffee and join us on Discord (Terminal One Podcast Channel). Please join the Discord Server via ATMOS to gain server permissions if you are not on Discord. We hope to see you then! 

Blue Skies, VirtualUA Staff Team

VirtualUA, Inc. |

VirtualUA, Inc. is a U.S.-based 501c3 Charitable Non-Profit Organization; we are not affiliated with or sponsored by United Air Lines, Inc or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Upcoming Fireside Chat

Hello VirtualUA Community, 

This is just a reminder that we will host our third Special Fireside Chat on Saturday, April 09, 2022. The chat will take place on Discord in the Terminal One Podcast channel. To follow up on recent survey results. We also will have a special guest, Leonard from Icrew Systems, answering questions. We have a lot to discuss, including our transition plan, target launch date, who will be part of the beta team and phasing out of the Aircraft Program. We hope you can join us while preparing for significant changes that will affect every community member. Have a great week and see you all on Saturday, April 9; we will begin at 20z!

Happy Anniversary VUA

Today, VirtualUA, Inc. has hit the ten-year mark. Our journey is like a roller coaster – you are afraid to start, but at the same time excited, and when the button ON was clicked, and you feel like your heart is trying to leave your body, the journey cannot be stopped; anything you can do is to enjoy your trip. That is what we did, enjoy every moment, learn from each mistake, support each other during hard times and press the accelerator pedal. When VirtualUA was founded in 2012, we were a small team in a challenging flight simulation community with a well-defined vision, confident and eager to grow. After ten years of hard work, we remained just as ambitious as we started; however, we gained more experience and strengthened our skills and collaborations.

Celebrating ten years of VirtualUA, it’s all about our members, our staff, and partners – people who made our community success possible. I am very grateful to all staff for their dedication and patience, delivering quality to our members, and making VirtualUA an incredible community.

Thank you to all who have supported VirtualUA on its way to success; I am very proud of our achievements.

Happy 10th anniversary to all, and here’s to many more!”

Robby Sayles
VirtualUA, Inc. (Offical Letter to community)

February Best Screenshot

We’re excited to announce that Deonte P. has won our Community Screenshot Competition for February. Don’t forget to upload your favorite screenshot and be part of the fantastic monthly competition. The winner picture gets featured on our social media platform, and will Picture will be displayed as our Discord Banner. The winner will also receive some virtual goodies from VirtualUA! Happy Clicking!

VirtualUA upcoming Anniversary

Hello VirtualUA Community! 

This March 1, VirtualUA, Inc. will start our 10th Anniversary celebration. I couldn’t be more than proud of our accomplishments from the last decade. It’s been ten years since VirtualUA took off to the friendly blue skies. Time sure does fly by. I have learned from many challenges and rewards, and we appreciate them all. Our continued success comes from our two most significant assets, our members and dedicated staff team.

Our members continually show their loyalty to us by giving us their time away from their personal lives, engaging with our staff team, making VirtualUA Community what we are today. I’m grateful for all of our members, and we continually do all we can to earn it. Thanks to our talented and dedicated staff members who manage this incredible community with an extremely high level of commitment to our outstanding members, it would be impossible to achieve. Those efforts and continued dedication give us all reasons to be excited about our future.

I am genuinely grateful to all of our members, staff, and partners that we have enjoyed working with through the years. I am proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and we’re confident that VirtualUA, Inc. will continue its successes for many years. To all of those mentioned above, with a tremendous amount of gratitude, I offer you all a heartfelt THANK YOU!



Robby Sayles
President/Chief Executive Officer/Founder

VirtualUA, Inc. |

VirtualUA, Inc. is a U.S.-based 501c3 Charitable Non-Profit Organization; we are not affiliated with or sponsored by United Air Lines, Inc or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

January Destination of the Month

We will travel south to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MMPR) for January Destination of the Month. Are you feeling a little winter blues? What a perfect destination. Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state. It is known for its beaches, water sports, and nightlife scene. Its cobblestone center is home to the ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops, and a range of restaurants and bars. You can travel from many of our United Hubs excluding, Newark Liberty International Airport. As an incentive, you will receive additional 5K AVRP points, Blue Skies!

Happy New Year

Dear VirtualUA Community,

Happy New Year! I hope that you continue to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday with your loved ones. I want to take this opportunity to send a sincere “thank you.” The year 2021 has been a challenging one for the world, but here at VirtualUA, it has been filled with incredible growth and evolution, and I have never been so excited about the future. We will continue to push forward with new ideas, improvements, and a dedication to providing the best member experience possible.

On behalf of everyone at VirtualUA, Inc., I thank you for your engagement, feedback, and loyalty. I wish you a Happy New Year filled with happiness and good fortune.


Robby Sayles
President and Chief Executive Officer
VirtualUA, Inc

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:

Nick Smith

Managing Director of Flight Standards and Training