UPS Virtual Airlines || Our Heritage is in the Cargo : Corporate Expansion!

Banner Photo Courtesy of @DaYooper

UPS Virtual Airlines

“Our Heritage is in the Cargo”

UPS Virtual Airlines Website


UPS Virtual Airlines was launched on February 8th, 2018, as has since become one of the most respected, prestigious virtual airlines available on the Infinite Flight Community. Its original founders take pride in the amount of time, hard work, and dedication that they and their staff have given, and continue to give, to the airline. We couldn’t have done it without our team! And because of them, we’re now able to provide the opportunity for you to become a part of a virtual airline that offers its pilots a brand new, totally unique, relaxed experience!

thumbnail We are IFVARB Approved! Special thanks to @BluePanda900 and the rest of the IFVARB staff involved!


UPSLOGOthread The Team

*Vacant staff positions are open for application. Not all staff positions require filling at this time, but all applications will be considered. Staff members are expected to demonstrate a level of maturity and proficiency in and on Infinite Flight, and must at least meet the minimum requirements to become a UPS Virtual pilot in order to be considered for a staff position.


UPSLOGOthread About UPS Virtual

UPS Virtual Airlines, one of the few cargo airline opportunities on Infinite Flight (and occasionally the only cargo airline), offers a professional environment in which pilots can learn, improve on, and master their flying skills. It is built on the idea that pilots in Infinite Flight should be allowed to fly wherever and whenever they please, allowing absolute freedom. You choose your own adventure! Unlike the majority of Infinite Flight’s virtual airlines, pilots who are hired to fly for UPS Virtual are immediately granted permission to fly on any of our established routes using any aircraft; there is no hierarchy of pilot privileges!

Staff members and pilots alike are continually active on the Infinite Flight Live servers and on Slack, and are always willing to help their fellow pilots and community members. Once you join, you will quickly realize we’re all members of a great big UPS family!

Recently, UPS Virtual underwent a massive change of staff positions and are now under new management. The new President and Vice President are eager to constantly work on improving the environment for UPS Virtual’s pilots and staff, and are already working on multiple beneficial projects. Stay tuned for some great improvements!


UPSLOGOthread Global Destinations

UPS Virtual Airlines currently offers 227 destinations across five continents for its pilots to explore and we are constantly considering more! With an endless number of potential routes on a variety of powerful aircraft, you’re guaranteed to love every one of your flights with UPS Virtual. Current, active pilots express their love for the unrestrictive, infinite number of possible routes. Use our interactive map to explore all of your potential trips when you join UPS Virtual!


UPSLOGOthread Our Fleet

UPS Virtual Airlines based the majority of its fleet off of the real world airline, giving its pilots a variety of aircraft to elect to fly, ranging from the small, capable Cessna 208 Caravan, to the massive, iconic Boeing 747-8. While we currently have the aircraft listed below in our fleet, we also have plans to expand:

  • Cessna 208 Caravan (Generic Livery)

  • Boeing 757-200F (UPS Livery)

  • Boeing 767-300ERF (Generic Livery)

  • Airbus 330-200F (UPS Livery)

  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (UPS Livery)

  • Boeing 747-400F (Generic Livery)

  • Boeing 747-8 (Generic Livery)

  • Boeing 737-700 BBJ (Private 3 Livery)

Want more UPS Liveries? We do, too. Vote for the liveries below!

Current UPS Livery Requests

Vote for the Boeing 747-8F UPS Livery here!
Vote for the Boeing 767-300ERF UPS Livery here!
Vote for the Boeing 767-300F Retro UPS Livery here!


UPSLOGOthread Unique Ranking System

The UPS Virtual Airline presents a new, prestigious ranking system that gives even the most experienced pilots on Infinite Flight new goals to strive for! With the release of Global, time-building became as easy as putting the plane in NAV Mode and waking up in 12 hours with tons of “experience.” Grade 5s often mention their lack of new goals to reach, so UPS Virtual incorporated a unique system of ranking its pilots!

UPS Virtual Ranks

threadcargohandler Cargo Handler: 0 hours required. Achieved upon acceptance into the airline.

threadtrainee Trainee: Requires 5 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.

threadjfo Junior First Officer: Requires 10 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.

threadfo First Officer: Requires 25 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.

threadcapt Captain: Requires 50 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.

threadsrcapt Senior Captain: Requires 150 hours of flight under the operaiton of UPS Virtual.

threadatpcapt ATP Captain: Requires 350 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.

We’re also excited to announce the release of a brand new Medal Award System for our pilots who have gone the extra nautical mile! So many of our staff and pilots have been flying countless hours over the past few months - some of them have even passed 500 hours - and we figured we should give those pilots special recognition. As of May 7th, 2018, we’re proud to begin awarding these pilots with medals to recognize their hard work. Pilots who earn these medals are mentioned on a special thread in our Slack channels, and are allowed to display it for the rest of our pilots to envy!

Medals

Badge350 Earned upon reaching 350 Hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual

Badge500 Earned upon reaching 500 Hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual

Badge1000 Earned upon reaching 1,000 Hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual


UPSLOGOthread Upcoming Events

It is safe to say that UPS Virtual stands at the top of the ranks when it comes to flight activity, especially considering the number of pilots we have compared to larger, older virtual airlines within the Infinite Flight Community. We offer frequent private events on a nearly daily basis, and are often found soaring across the globe in large groups during overnight flights. Along with the private events, the members of UPS Virtual like to host exciting public events for everyone to join! Check below for our current events, and check back frequently for more!


UPSLOGOthread Join the Elites!

Pilot applications are now open! As is with any virtual airline, pilot applicants must meet certain requirements to be considered for hire. Everyone who wishes to join the airline must:

  1. Be at least 12 years of age*
  2. Be at least Grade 3 on Infinite Flight Live
  3. Have at least 15 hours of cumulative flight time on Infinite Flight Live
  4. Have at least 50 landings on Infinite Flight Live
  5. Pass the UPS Virtual Airlines Pilot Acceptance Exam with a score of at least 80%
  6. Demonstrate a level of professionalism and knowledge in all aviation aspects related to the virtual airline
  7. Be willing and able to communicate with fellow pilots and staff on our Slack discussion boards as necessary

*Pilots under the age of 14 must demonstrate adequate maturity and will be closely monitored on the airline’s Slack discussion threads for their safety

Prospective pilots must submit an Initial Application Form via the UPS Virtual Airline’s website. The Initial Application will include information such as your name, Infinite Flight Community username, age, and email address. Once a recruiter receives your Initial Application, he/she will contact you and request a screenshot of your online flight statistics to prove that you meet the Grade, XP, Landings, and Flight Time requirements. Once you’ve proven you meet the requirements, you will be given the Pilot Acceptance Exam, which will test you on your knowledge of basic aeronautical factors. Once your score is received, you will be contacted by your recruiter with a notice of acceptance into the airline if you pass, or information on how you can reattempt the test if you fail. After initial contact from a recruiter, pending applications left open for longer than the duration of one month at any point of the application process (initial application, flight statistic submission, or Pilot Acceptance Exam) will be discontinued without further question.


UPSLOGOthread Contact Us

Questions regarding the UPS Virtual Airline can be directed toward the President, @Koby_Thomas, the Vice President, @Shrek1, or any other member of the staff via the Private Messaging system incorporated into the Infinite Flight Community’s forums.


Stay tuned for more exciting news!!

Photo Courtesy of @CaptainDavid

*The UPS Virtual Airline 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 the real-world airline. Any and all logos, rights, intellectual property, and copyrighted materials associated with the UPS website, services, or brand belong to their respective owners. Creators of the UPS Virtual Airline intend for it to be used for fun simulation and have no interest in earning profits over the matter. After multiple attempts at contact with UPS, elements of the UPS brand that are contained within the Virtual Airline have not been used with expressed permission from representatives of UPS.
26 Likes

Looks absolutely fricking awesome!! Nice job @Koby_Thomas!!

3 Likes

Thread looks brilliant! Great work.

2 Likes

Nice job. Let the recruiting begin.

2 Likes

Very nice job. Glad to be a part of this experience.

2 Likes

Best VA in the game. ♥️

2 Likes

Ain’t that the truth ;)

1 Like

Great Va. one of the few VAs I fly in besides mine

2 Likes

A little something for our pilots…

A lot of our pilots are over achievers… and it’s awesome!!! Everyone has made an excellent contribution to our airline, but the guys who fly tirelessly deserve a little extra love!

I know many people joined UPS Virtual for one reason: after you’ve played Infinite Flight for a while, there’s nothing left to work for. Grade 5 is nearly impossible to maintain (but relatively easy to achieve), and after you’ve reached that you’ve got nothing extra to work for. We take pride in the structure of our VA; even if you’re a Grade 5, you’ve got quite a few ranks to work your way through.

The thing is, a lot of these guys have crushed those ranks and are now working past the 350 hour mark. We knew this would come, but we didn’t anticipate it would come so quick! So we’ve been working on a little something for those who like to fly hours upon hours each day.

On behalf of the entire staff, I want to finally announce the release of a project that we’ve been working on (and hinting about) for weeks. We’re incorporating a brand new Medal System for pilots who have reached the ATP Captain rank and have nowhere else to go! These medals are our way of recognizing your hard work, and are a great way for you to flaunt your status in the airline!

You can read more about it under the “Unique Ranking System” section of the thread above!

Blue skies :)

5 Likes

Looks awesome! How many pilots have you guys got now?

2 Likes

Right now we have 30 pilots and staff with applications coming in all the time.

2 Likes

Good luck with everything!

2 Likes

Good luck from FedEx! Hope to have a healthy competition!

3 Likes

Good luck to you guys too! We were thrilled to see another cargo airline back in business

4 Likes

NOTAM:

There will be a one-week hold on all incoming applications. The members of the staff who take care of recruiting are all coincidentally unavailable to hire new pilots during the upcoming week. We will resume application reviews on Sunday, May 20th.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

1 Like

Staff Promotion!!

The competition was fierce… everyone who applied for the Event Administrator position presented some incredible, solid event ideas and I believe every applicant could have offered exactly what we needed. To all who applied, thank you! We seriously appreciate the interest you all expressed in the position.

After much consideration and a tough decision, @Shrek1 and I have determined who will take the promotion as the new Event Administrator for UPS Virtual Airlines………

Everyone help us congratulate @karl_iszler on earning the position!!! All of the applicants offered great potential event ideas, so being able to stand out as the best applicant is really quite an achievement.

For those of you who don’t know, Karl has only been with us for about two months, yet has poured a tremendous amount of time and dedication toward flying for UPS Virtual, and was the first non-staff member to reach the ATP Captain rank! He’s always hanging out with our pilots on Slack, and is almost always up in the air flying under the operation of UPS Virtual. We’re proud of the commitment he has made to our Virtual Airline, and we’re even more proud to have him as our Event Administrator. Who else is excited to see what he comes up with?!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

3 Likes

Thank you guys! Super stoked to become the Event Administrator and appreciate the opportunity given to me by you all. I look forward to bringing some cool events to the VA and the IFC to showcase just how awesome a VA we truly are. Thanks again fellas!

3 Likes

Congratulations @karl_iszler!!!

1 Like

Thanks guys! Appreciate it.

Check out our upcoming event!

Pilots who are interested in joining our airline are given a special gift after they attend the event, apply, and are accepted into the airline. More information in the link below: