As promised today is the day we announce our winners for the 100,000th logged hour and 60,000 flight at UK virtual. We also have some exciting news in regards to our friends at Virtual Flight Experience, along with some new plans for 2021/2022 and next month’s competition. Take a look below:
Virtual Flight Experience
Our friends at VFE reopened their doors this morning for the first time in over nine months as part of the UK’s roadmap out of the pandemic. Both their Boeing 737 and Piper Seneca simulators are back in operation taking bookings till the end of the year.
To celebrate we have just launched our flyVFE summer routes along with the summer tour, both can be found via the flyVFE page on the website.
Remember as a UK virtual member, every 25 flyVFE flights you complete will earn you a £5 discount code off an already discounted simulator session ( 90 minute session usually £190 down to £85 ) and our UK virtual supporters get an extra £5 off any sessions booked.
We are pleased to announce that we can now reattempt our VFE day, postponed from this year, with a new provisional date of Saturday 26th February 2022. The day will consist of time in both the 737 simulator and Piper Seneca, along with lunch and an optional evening stay the night before. To register your interest follow the SurveyMonkey link below : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QBKP9TC
UK virtual meet up 2021
As the UK works its way out of lockdown we wish to attempt to organise a members meet up for 2021, however a little later and smaller than usual. We would like to invite all UK virtual members to our UK virtual Meet up 2021 on Friday 15th October – Saturday 16th October.
On Friday evening members will come together to enjoy an evening meal and some drinks together, then retire to the hotel we recommend below. On Saturday we will reconvene for Breakfast and then onto ( weather permitting ) a spotting morning/early afternoon at Manchester Airport Viewing Park.
We recommend that you book the Manchester City (Piccadilly) Premier Inn hotel as soon as possible if you wish to join to lock in your price, it is free cancellation and pay on your arrival so worth doing now even if you need to cancel later. However please only book a flex option as UK virtual will not be liable for refunds should we have to cancel in the future.
To register your interest, not commitment, to our UK virtual meet up and or the VFE day please fill out this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QBKP9TC
June 2021 – North vs South
Next month’s competition is our North vs South. Pick either Manchester or London Gatwick and fly as many flights in/out of the airport to win. If your airport wins you will be entered into a prize draw to win Airport scenery for your chosen simulator.
Two prize draws, one for UK virtual supporters with £50 worth of airport scenery up for grabs and for UK virtual members/cadets £25 worth of airport scenery up for grabs. Choose your airport before Friday 28th May 2021 via the link below to be entered! Specific rules will apply to the competition: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QBKP9TC
UK virtual has been operating for nearly ten years now and on Sunday 16th May 2021 we passed 100,000 logged hours and 60,000 flights as a virtual airline. We are pleased to announce that UNI1713 Scott logged the 60,000 flight and UNI2060 Matt logged the 100,000th Hour! £50 of vouchers are heading your way!
That’s it, lots of exciting changes and events to look forward to at UK virtual – as always thanks for your support and we hope to see you in the virtual skies soon
The UK virtual Team