UPS Virtual was first launched on February 8th, 2018 and was recently relaunched and completely overhauled in February of 2021 with a brand new certification by the IFVARB. With a new real world route system, a brand new and easy to use crew center that continues to get updated with new features, and a new communication hub for pilots, the current owners and staff are excited about the future that awaits. Since we first launched, we have become one of the most respected and prestigious virtual airlines available on the Infinite Flight Community.
At UPS Virtual we put the quality of our members’ experience first and offer a professional environment in which pilots can learn, improve on, and master their flying skills. We emphasize great comradery between our professional and experienced pilots and aim for everyone that joins our virtual airline to feel as they are part of our special family. We pride ourselves on our high levels of realism, professionalism, and our overall reputation. At UPS Virtual we understand the importance of making flying fun, easy, and rewarding for our pilots. From the onset, there are no routes to unlock and all of our cargo aircraft are available to you as soon as you qualify to fly under the UPSV callsign. You choose your own adventure and journey with absolute freedom within our simple operating procedures. Our goal is to motivate you to fly while becoming a part of our UPS Virtual family. As you have seen since March 2020, cargo runs the world and who says we can’t have fun moving it?
Many of our pilots have established careers in the real-world field of aviation, and staff members and pilots alike are continually active on the Infinite Flight Live servers, our Discord server, and are always willing to help their fellow pilots and community members. From playful chit chat in our off topic channel to asking for help in our dedicated support channel, once you join, you will quickly realize we’re all members of a great big UPS family.
|Pilot Report Manager||@Kai_Gray||UPSV 5|
|Flight Schedule Manager||Open||UPSV 6|
UPS Virtual bases the majority of its fleet off of the real-world airline, giving its pilots a variety of aircraft to fly. Ranging from the small, yet capable, Cessna 208 Caravan for our regional partners in Ameriflight, to the massive and iconic Boeing 747-8F for our flagship route from Worldport in Louisville to Dubai, UAE. There is an aircraft for everyone’s tastes.
There are 8 aircraft to choose from; each fit for specific routes and needs. You will quickly find each pilot has their own favorite.
See Our Fleet
|Aircraft with the UPS Livery||Aircraft with the Generic Livery|
|Airbus A330-200F||Boeing B767-300ERF|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-11F||Boeing B747-400F|
|-||Cessna C208 Caravan|
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 767-300ERF Retro UPS Livery here.
With a lot of help, we have designed and customized a brand new crew center for our pilots hosted by VABase. Our crew center allows our pilots to quickly search and book flights from our real world schedule consisting of over 1,000 routes - a first in the history of UPS Virtual. It also automatically promotes our pilots to our various ranks, tracks miles and cargo flown, features a live map of all UPSV flights and features easy access to VA and pilot statistics, our roster, and our website. Our crew center is also constantly getting updated to make sure we offer our pilots the latest features to make their experience with us as fun and simple as possible.
From our inception, we’ve believed one aspect is the most important thing for our pilots - freedom. For the first time in UPS Virtual history, the entire real world schedule of UPS Airlines and our partners is available at your finger tips. With well over 1,000+ real world flights available to be booked and flown, we also give our pilots the freedom to fly any route outside of our published real world schedule by utilizing our hubs that are located all around the world with our Free to Fly Program (FFP). The possibilities are endless. The routes? Memorable. Our route database is updated regularly to make sure our routes continue to be accurate and our pilots continue to express their love for the unrestrictive, unlimited number of possible routes.
UPS Virtual presents a diverse, 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 5’s often mention their lack of new goals to reach, so we incorporated a unique system of ranking our pilots.
We also have adopted a Medal Award System for our pilots who have gone the extra nautical mile! For the pilots that go above and beyond, we have decided to recognize them in a special way. 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 Discord server.
We continue to accept new pilots! 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 14 years of age.
Be at least a Grade 3 on Infinite Flight Live.
Violation/landing ratio of .10 minimum.
Have at least 15 hours of flight time on Infinite Flight Live.
Have at least 50 landings on Infinite Flight Live.
Pass the UPS Virtual Entrance Exam with a score of at least 80%.
Demonstrate a level of professionalism and knowledge in all aspects of aviation related to the virtual airline.
Submission of Infinite Flight grade table for verification.
Applicants must have a valid IFC account that is in good standing and must not be on the IFVARB blacklist.
Applicants must ensure that the written test has been completed. Applications without a completed written test will not be processed.
Prospective pilots must submit an Initial Application Form via UPS Virtual’s website. The Initial Application will include information such as your name, Infinite Flight Community username, age, and email address. On the same page, pilots must take and submit our entrance exam with a passing score.
Questions regarding UPS Virtual can be directed toward the @UPSVirtual account or any other member of the staff. We’d love to chat and would love even more to see you become a part of our virtual family.