18FEB23 / 1600Z - UPS Virtual Presents: Celebrating 5 Years @ KPHL

UPS Virtual Presents:

The Anniversary Fly In & Fly Out Event: 5 Years of Cargo Family


The core of UPS Virtual was formed 5 years ago as one of the first cargo VA’s to become certified by the VARB. After being recertified one year ago, our core and our close knit family of pilots, is stronger than ever. We continue our rich tradition of professionalism, being a family oriented virtual airline and near nightly group overnighters. Simply put, we love to fly together!

We’ve chosen Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) as the backdrop for our anniversary event. Below we have highlighted some our own personal favorite UPS Airlines routes in and out of this hub for your enjoyment.

Help us celebrate 5 years of cargo love as we aim to keep a consistent flow of traffic in and out of the below selected UPS hubs!

🗣 Pilots who partake in the event and join our VA will receive an automatic promotion to Junior First Officer.


Server: Expert Server
Featured Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL)
ATC: IFATC services expected; please obey all commands.


  • Pilots are responsible for their own flight planning for the main event.
  • The use of SIDS/STARS is encouraged but may not always be followed by ATC. Please adjust accordingly.

How Do I Sign Up?

Very easily! Please respond to this thread by filling out the form below. We’ll confirm receipt by “liking” your post and we’ll make sure to add you to our event day DM with all participants.


Focus Airports

  • KPHL (Main Hub)
  • KSDF (Secondary Hub)
  • KDFW (Secondary Hub)
  • KMIA (Secondary Hub)

Featured Routes

Fly these staff picked routes with other UPS Virtual pilots for the ultimate VA experience.

Departing from KPHL
Arriving into KPHL
Click to view available aircraft
  • A330F (UPS livery)
  • MD-11F (UPS livery)
  • B748F (UPS livery)

Don’t want to fly UPS? Not a problem! Feel free to fly your favorite airline into or out of KSDF. We welcome all attendees!

IFATC Service

IFATC members who are interested in controlling for the event should contact @UPSVirtual Administration via DM to sign up. Staffing is just for KPHL as the primary airport but we encourage controllers to open up the secondary airports to give pilots a better flight experience during the event duration.

Please note that we expect the same professionalism from controllers for events as we do from our pilots.

IFATC Assignments
Frequency User
Ground OPEN
Tower OPEN
Departure OPEN
Approach OPEN
Center OPEN

Philadelphia International Airport served 19.6 million passengers in 2021 making it the 21st busiest airport in the United States. It also serves as one of our busiest and most active US hubs for our operations domestically and the starting point for many international packages. You’ll find a great selection of flights ranging from under an hour to over 9 hours. Stop by and grab a Philly Cheesesteak while you’re here!

Airport Codes: PHL/KPHL Class: BravoElevation: 36’

Runway Dimensions
9R/27L 12,000’ x 200
9L/27R 9,500’ x 150
17/35 6,500’ x 150’
8/26 5,001’ x 150’

Do I have to be a member of UPS Virtual to participate in this event?

No you don’t. This event is open to all pilots from the IFC who can fly on the Expert Server. Pilots who partake in the event and join our VA will receive an automatic promotion to Junior First Officer.

Are there any preset routes?

Pilots are free to create their own route or use one of our featured routes above.

Am I responsible for creating my own flight plan?

Please create your own FPL for your flight(s). The use of SIDS and STARS is required for all aircraft leaving and arriving at Philadelphia International Airport and pilots are expected to obey all ATC commands.


Over the years we have invested our efforts in providing a fun and laid back atmosphere for pilots who appreciate the freedom that flying cargo provides. With no rank or UPS aircraft restrictions, we provide a sense of freedom to our pilots which they have come to know and love. In a time where many VA’s control how you can fly, we have decided to go a different route. We have no assigned hubs and offer you an updated schedule of our real world counterpart in addition to our Free to Fly Program; which allows you to create your own adventure by following some very simple operating procedures. How do we motivate you to keep flying for us? For one, our family is a close knit group of pilots that are just simply fun to fly with and interact with in our Discord server. Various medals keep you focused on building flight hours and our various codeshare options fill in the gaps where our normal operations wouldn’t be able to take you. Our various and unique to us internal flight programs keep adventures interesting and tailored to real world events while our state of the art crew center equipped with ACARS and many other features makes navigating your pilot portal a breeze.

We are not your typical virtual airline. Come join our family and see just how fun cargo can be.


UPS Virtual is a simulated, fictional creation intended for use by a special interest group within the Infinite Flight community and in no way represents the actions, opinions, or ideas of any real-world airline.

Zero chance I would be missing this.

UPS 001VA in the MD-11F.


UPS 009VA in the MD-11F

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Ups 142 VA 747-8

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I’ll try to be there!

UPS487VA A330-200F reporting for duty

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Wont be missing this. UPS 006VA MD-11F!

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UPS 002VA in the MDbae :)

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I will be there!

UPS 575

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UPS 212 will be there 🛫

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UPS 004VA will not miss this event, UPSV A330-200F will be ready for the duty.

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Shaping up to be a good time!

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Let’s fill up KPHL. :)


UPSV 003 - MD11F to MIA

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UPS100VA in B748F to EDDK


See you then! Should be a great time.

Reminder: Pilots who partake in the event and join our VA will receive an automatic promotion to Junior First Officer.

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Closing in on the event date! Let’s fill up KPHL.

This event is going to be awesome!

Just 8 days to go!

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Glad to have @AmericanVirtual joining this anniversary event at one of their main hubs.