I wanted to take a moment and formally introduce myself to you as your new Flight Operations Manager.  My name is Sammy Holmes and I’ve been involved in the Flight Simulation community for almost 16 years.  I’ve been flying on VATSIM for 14 of those years.  I was a previous Domicile Manager for VirtualUA and IAH back in 2014/2015 before military requirements took over my time.

Real World I’ve been involved in Aviation for almost 23 years.  I worked as a Flight Line Operations Manager in Baltimore (KBWI).  After 11 years of doing this I decided I wanted to go back to school and joined the U.S. Navy.  I have been in the Navy for 11 years now working Aviation Maintenance Control for various aircraft to include F/A-18F (VFA-2), F/A-18A-D (Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels), Navy Instructor (NATTC Pensacola), F-35C (VFA-101), and now currently working with the EA-18G Growler (VAQ-136).

When not simming I enjoy hanging with friends, relaxing with my dog, and going to sporting events.  I’m also an avid DCS player which I fly on Tuesday, Thursday’s, and Saturday’s.  I’m on administrative staff over at Flightbeam which most of you know has developed some of our major Domiciles here at VirtualUA to include IAD, DEN, and SFO.

As your Flight Operations Manager, I’m here to answer any questions you may have to help in any way.  My goal is to continue to grow VirtualUA, Houston Domicile and of course to support you all in every effort to make your time the most enjoyable here at VirtualUA.  My door is always open for anything you may need so please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or Discord.

I hope to see you in the skies soon!


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