Welcome to the United Virtual Airlines WikiUnited Virtual Airlines (united-virtual.com) has been in constant operation now for twelve years, closely simulating the operations of the real United Airlines. UVA enjoys VATSIM "Heritage" virtual airline status, recognizing its long term presence.
Through more than 160,000 flights, the pilots at UVA have now logged more than 450,000 flight hours.
Just visiting?Some of these pages are visible to visitors, and will provide an introduction to UVA facilities and philosophy, what you might expect if you wisely decide to join! Links will be added below for additional pages, or you can use the search facility.
Registered membersIf you are already a member pilot at UVA, then you can log-in to the wiki. The credentials to use are the same as for logging into the UVA Forums. Once logged in, you will have access to the entire wiki. We will be consolidating our in-depth flight techniques, tutorials, as well as reference materials here.
New InfrastructureOur website and extensive back room software coding has served us well for many years, but there is always room for improvement. We are in the process of finishing up the implementation of a completely rewritten, fresh interface, that will not only dazzle you, but will also be brimming with new features.
UVA is all about Choices
Dual StreamUVA has adopted a Dual Stream construct, two complementary ways that you can advance in your career. It is your choice, you can participate in just one, or both.
Seniority by flight hoursAs in most virtual airlines, you can advance through the ranks by building seniority by simply acruing flight hours. The more hours you fly, the larger and heavier aircraft you can fly, and the more destinations you can access.
Rating CheckridesThe optional Rating stream, makes UVA unique. It provides high-end rating checkrides, that will tutor and test your mettle to real world standards. You have entire control over when, or if, you decide to participate in rating checkrides. Besides the challenge and educational value, obtaining ratings also allows you to rapidly advance into heavy aircraft, as there is no flight hour prerequisite for submitting these.
Flight ReviewsAll pilots also have access to a special Flight Review (FR-B). This is not a checkride that requires a passing grade to move forward, but is a detailed assessment of your flying, as measured against a real-world standard. What you do with the results, is up to you, but we hope you will take it into your flying. A truly unique and valuable benefit of UVA.
Real World UA ScheduleOur flight database is updated with the full real world UA schedule on a regular basis, together with those of its many code-share partners. Interesting aircraft, interesting airports, near endless variety.
Aircraft Platform FlexibilityUnited and its Code-share partners fly a bewildering number of different aircraft types. But perhaps you may have a favorite high-end simulated aircraft platform that might not be well represented in the UA schedule, or may not be served between a particular airport pair? Well, as long as there is a similar aircraft type with a similar mission profile (eg. narrow-body jet, or turboprop) on that route, we have provisions for substitution by the aircraft platform of your choice.
Classic Fleet AvailableIf that is your interest, we also allow flying Historical "Classic" aircraft for flight hour credit. From the 747-200, to the DC-10, and the DC-8, to the 727, and more. These all are assigned to fit into the aircraft rating system, and available to qualified crews to fly.
Powerful Flight PlanningUVA provides a heavy duty flight planner that will take your flight routing and provide a dispatch report containing expected fuel burnout, the required VSpeeds for takeoff and landing, and more.
But, if you prefer, you also have direct access to simBrief. A click of a button will populate all the fields in a simBrief dialog, right from your current reservation.