• Cross the Pond Westbound Pairings – Now Live!

    March 16, 2022 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    It is almost that time of year once again! VATSIM’s annual Cross the Pond Westbound event is only a few weeks away and we have some information to share with you if you are interested in participating as a vAAirlines Pilot. The event will take place on April 2, 2022 and the start time will…

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  • Recent Website Downtime and Data Loss

    December 22, 2021 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    Late Sunday evening (19 December 2021) we experienced a critical hardware failure which caused a server outage while preparing some of the framework for the next generation of vAAirlines and the new platform that we have been developing. Under normal circumstances we would be able to restore a backup of the website with minimal downtime…

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  • vAAirlines Historic Fleet Departing Shortly

    September 17, 2021 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    A while ago our staff set out on a mission to begin work on paying homage to the legacy aircraft that have been the backbone of the American Airlines and American Eagle operation. Our VP of Flight Operations, Jorge, has spent countless hours on creating the infrastructure and heading up the initial implementation of what…

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  • Aviator Appreciation Program Announced

    July 28, 2021 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    vAAirlines is excited to announce that it will be implementing a brand new way of pilot placement when it comes to aircraft group category based on their initial scoring on the entrance exam. Before, pilots would be placed in either Group I or Group II based on the entrance exam score and begin their career…

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  • One Year of Official Operations! – State of the Airline

    June 12, 2021 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    As we reach our one year mark of official operations I wanted to take a quick moment to look back at what we have accomplished as a group together over the last year. During a time when the world seemed upside down due to the effects of Covid-19 we saw many changes to our everyday…

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  • CTP and CAT Free Again!

    April 8, 2021 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    It is already that time of year again as VATSIM begins putting together the final pieces of this year’s Cross the Pond Westbound event. The airfields have been selected and the lottery is officially open for you to submit your requests for a route. VP of Flight Operations, JP, completed a schedule update last night…

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  • New Website On Final Approach

    January 27, 2021 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    Experience – One of the key core values of the vAAirlines foundation is aimed directly at ensuring that we, as a team, provide the most immersive experience for our members. We have spent months working on a whole new website design that focuses on improvements in the overall UI by making your experience more clean,…

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  • A Note from the CEO – Happy Holidays from us!

    December 19, 2020 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    When the vAAirlines project started in the late months of 2019 we had no idea that we would be headed for one of the most challenging years simply by turning the calendar over as we were all celebrating the ringing in of the new year. The challenges of 2020 have included changes to how we…

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  • VATSIM’s Cross The Pond 2020

    October 30, 2020 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    vAAirlines recognizes that one of the largest VATSIM events of the year will be taking off in just over 14 days. Unlike before when you would have to try and be the lucky person with the fastest internet to get a slot when bookings became available, this year VATSIM has rolled out a new “lottery…

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  • Extreme Flight Simulation Partnership

    September 15, 2020 AAL001 - Torrance Hollins

    vAAirlines is proud and extremely excited to announce a new joint venture with Extreme Flight Simulation, Inc. based in Gurnee, Illinois. This new partnership will allow active members of vAAirlines in good standing to have access to a 1/1 scale Boeing 737-800 NG simulator at special rates created specifically for the airline. “One of our…

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