After weeks of long, hard hours, we’re excited to announce the release of the recently overhauled, brand new UPS Virtual! This exciting update includes a completely renovated website with increased functionality, the addition of a Crew Center for simpler PIREP submission and hour tracking, the exciting launch of an Instagram account, the creation of this Infinite Flight Community account, partnerships with other prestigious organizations on Infinite Flight, and an extensive list of structural updates to the airline. We’re now even bigger and better than we were before!!
UPS Virtual Airlines was launched on February 8th, 2018, and 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 the founders and their staff have given, and continue to give, to the airline. We couldn’t have done it without our team!
We are IFVARB Approved! Special thanks to all of the IFVARB staff involved!
Vice President: @Shrek1
Head of Internal Affairs: @Shrek1
Event Administrator: @karl_iszler
Head Recruiter: @DaYooper
Website/Social Media Manager: @karl_iszler
About UPS Virtual
UPS Virtual Airlines, one of the few cargo airline opportunities on Infinite Flight, offers a professional environment in which pilots can learn, improve on, and master their flying skills. It is built on the concept 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!
As a result of months of dedication and hard work geared toward establishing a great name for ourselves, we have attracted the attention of a variety of great Virtual Organizations. UPS Virtual Airlines is proud to announce two new partnerships which present our pilots with incredible opportunities. To learn more about these exciting partnerships, click the drop-down menus below!
Air Traffic Control Education Group
Our recent partnership with the Air Traffic Control Education Group (ATCEG), the leading trainers of future IFATC Controllers and current IFATC Controllers who wish to earn their radar promotions. UPS Virtual and ATCEG will be partnering up during ATC Training events, during which our pilots will fly the selected routes and be monitoring the controlling skills of each prospective IFATC Controller, then offering professional feedback at the conclusion of the event. Our pilots are actively encouraged to seek assistance in regards to air traffic controlling when they are unsure about something. If you are interested in becoming a part of this great effort, view the ATCEG Thread on the Infinite Flight Community.
IFAE's Global Air Force
We are also proud of our brand new partnership with IFAE’s Global Air Force (IFAEGAF). As new missions arise, the Global Air Force Leaders will recruit our pilots to fly simulated cargo flights to transport fighter jets and other combat necessities on our powerful, long-haul aircraft from various locations around the globe, ending near active war zones. These missions offer our pilots exciting opportunities to visit new locations and fly routes that we currently don’t offer. Inquiries about the Global Air Force may be made on their new thread!
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. Veteran pilots who reach the ATP Captain are also granted special permissions to fly the aircraft in our Corporate Fleet!
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 747-8F (Generic Livery)
Boeing 737-700 BBJ (Private 3 Livery)
Daher TBM-930 (Sea Blue 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!
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 also have adopted a 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 1,000 hours - and we figured we should give those pilots special recognition. As pilots earn these medals, we’re proud to award them and 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
With the addition of the Daher TBM 930 to our Corporate Fleet, we need your help delivering our new aircraft to our WorldPort in Louisville, KY! Visit the link below, sign up for a spot, and join us on a beautiful flight in our brand new aircraft!
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.