Good afternoon to all members of UK virtual.
As a virtual airline, we strive to create a virtual world – away from the real world with the horrors it may bring. As a diverse community, we have members from every corner of the world, and as a result we try to remain impartial as far as possible.
However the current Ukraine invasion has turned our usual outlook on it’s head.
The directors have made the following decisions that we feel are in keeping with real-world events, and we appreciate your support on this. Please read below on the immediate changes at UK virtual:
From this afternoon we have temporarily disabled the schedules and tour legs for the following airlines:
- S7 Airlines
Please note if you wish to fly any of the above routes it will not be judged or frowned upon, we just ask you to use charter mode in this case.
The shivering Siberia tour is no longer available and our summer tours will not include any legs that visit Russia or supporting countries at the time of writing.
Discord and website avatars
Although we remain impartial as an organisation, if members would like to change their avatars on Discord or the website to convey a message, we would not have an issue with that.
If you would like any help with changing your avatar please contact us via the support channels.
UK virtual Group flight/fundraiser
Our members always excel in any charity fundraisers we run, and hope the same support comes with our fundraising group flight this month.
On Saturday 12th March 2022 we will be flying “virtual aid” from Liverpool – Krakow departing at 1400 Local/Zulu in support of the humanitarian aid fund.
UK virtual liveries and callsigns are mandatory for this flight, however you can choose to fly online with the vatsim network or offline via your own personal simulators.
All members who complete the group flight and donate at least £10/$10/10 Euros to our shelterbox fundraiser will receive a special profile award to show your support for this cause, however for those who cannot make the flight you have between the 10th – 20th March 2022 to complete the flight via the tour/special flight and you will receive the corresponding award if you complete the flight and donate at least £10/$10/10 Euros to this event fundraiser.
Our aim is to raise at least £500 for Shelterbox. We appreciate that some members may wish to make an anonymous donation. If so please drop me an email with your donation email to “[email protected]” and the award will be added to your profile. If not, don’t forget to put your name and Union number on your donation.
You can sign up for the tour here : https://www.ukvirtual.co.uk/index.php/tour/signup/371
And donate to our fundraiser here : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ukvirtualukraine
As always thank you for your support,
UK virtual Directors.