August was a great month for Virtual United Social Club, Inc (VirtualUA)!  Our pilots flew an amazing 3,335 hours, during 980 flights! That averages out to 3.4 hours per flight or the equivalent of 1,055 trips from KBOS to KMCO.  There were 50 new Pilots brought onboard, as well as several new Staff members recruited. (Shameless plug: are you interested in being a part of the team? E-Mail [email protected] to find out more!)

    Aside from all those stats, VirtualUA had a very active month behind the scenes as well.  First and foremost we at Virtual United Social Club, Inc. (VirtualUA) were able to renew our legal agreement with United Airlines, Inc. (“United”).  This was a great step in our long-term plan, and although this agreement is not United’s endorsement of or affiliation with VirtualUA, the agreement does allow VirtualUA to operate freely and without fear of infringing on United’s intellectual property or brand.  Immediately after that Virtual United Social Club, Inc. has renewed its non-profit status in the state of Texas, further solidifying the organization’s standing in the flight simulation community, and strengthening the ties with our partners throughout the flight simulation arena.

    During August VirtualUA also launched its new monthly screenshot competition.  The winner for August, Roman Osinchuk, will be receiving a $10.00 Gift Certificate from FSPilotShop.  Congrats to all who entered as there were some truly amazing shots submitted. Any of our members who are interested in participating in the competition for September are encouraged to visit our Crew Communications System for the full rules and details.  

Speaking of September, let’s look ahead and see what this month brings us!  With this month now being in full swing, we have launched another new monthly competition, Hub Wars.  This competition will pit hub against hub to see which one can pull off the most flight hours this month.  For the full details, members should visit our Crew Communications System. In addition to that, VirtualUA’s Destination of the Month is Atlanta!  All members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Atlanta and enjoy the ride into one of the busiest airports in the world!

Before closing this update, I want you all to mark your calendars with a couple dates.  This coming Wednesday, September 12th, VirtualUA will be updating our route tables for all of STAR ALLIANCE, meaning pilots at VirtualUA will be able to fly the most up to date routes available!  Also, this December Virtual United Social Club, Inc. will be hosting its annual Holiday Bash! While the exact date has yet to be selected, we invite you all to keep your eyes peeled for more information as planning is well underway for the event.