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UPS Virtual Airlines
“Our Heritage is in the Cargo”
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!
We are IFVARB Approved! Special thanks to @BluePanda900 and the rest of the IFVARB staff involved!
Vice President: @Shrek1
Head of Internal Affairs: @Shrek1
Event Administrator: @karl_iszler
Graphic Designer: @Ryan_Vidad
*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.
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!
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!
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)
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Current UPS Livery Requests
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
Cargo Handler: 0 hours required. Achieved upon acceptance into the airline.
Trainee: Requires 5 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.
Junior First Officer: Requires 10 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.
First Officer: Requires 25 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.
Captain: Requires 50 hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual.
Senior Captain: Requires 150 hours of flight under the operaiton of UPS Virtual.
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!
Earned upon reaching 350 Hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual
Earned upon reaching 500 Hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual
Earned upon reaching 1,000 Hours of flight under the operation of UPS Virtual
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!
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:
- Be at least 12 years of age*
- Be at least Grade 3 on Infinite Flight Live
- Have at least 15 hours of cumulative flight time on Infinite Flight Live
- Have at least 50 landings on Infinite Flight Live
- Pass the UPS Virtual Airlines Pilot Acceptance Exam with a score of at least 80%
- Demonstrate a level of professionalism and knowledge in all aviation aspects related to the virtual airline
- 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.
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.