( WHERE ALL YOUR HOURS COUNT )

Universal was created by two senior pilots with thousands of hours of FS flight time. There are two main choices in the virtual or flight simulation community, one choice is to fly on your own and the other is to join a virtual airline and there are many fine airlines to select from. Going from website to website we found that each airline had something to offer that was either unique or unusual, some airlines were found to be "top heavy" in management and some had no management. Other airlines were extremely automated and some were simple with minimum requirements in submitting information. Some airlines are extremely friendly and some are downright .... well, shall we say "less than friendly" although those that are unfriendly are very rare.

In most cases the airlines would permit the transfer of your hours but limit you to 50 or 100 hours or perhaps slightly more but certainly less then the accumulated hours you have earned over many years. Many of us have been flying since the days of MSFS-1 which came out in 1984, almost 30 years ago and many of us pilots who began flying that version, later began keeping track of their hours and find it difficult to toss out thousands of hours because hours are not transferable.

For this reason, we decided to open Universal Airlines on behalf of those senior and experienced pilots who have hundreds and even thousands of flight sim hours who simply feel it isn't fair that they be asked to dump the logbook and start over. Don't get us wrong, many fine pilots have no problem and even prefer to start over but often many pilots just don't want to give up if the airline they flew for either closed or they no longer wished to fly for the virtual they were associated with and in turn are left on the tarmac with a homeless feeling.

Here you are welcome and encouraged to bring your hours and experience and receive "Full Credit" for your flight hours. We only ask for verification of your hours and if they can be verified then you are welcome as a senior pilot and member of our family. If you are new to the virtual airline community and are beginning your virtual career then come ahead, you are just as welcome to join in the fun of virtual flying. Entry is easy to achieve, for senior pilots we only ask you to fly a minimum amount of hours to get used to VA procedures such as filing requests, reports and so forth and in a very short time you will again be in the heavies to points around the world. For new zero or minimum hours pilots we ask you to progress from basic aircraft category and work your way up to more sophisticated aircraft just as the senior guys did. There are no tests, or videos but simply the desire to fly and participate in a simulation that has been around a very long time.

We hope this explains why we feel we are different then most of the airlines and if Universal seems it may be a good choice for you, then all you need to do is review our operations handbook located on our "pilot information page" ( you can review it in minutes) then sign up and begin or continue your virtual career.

"Welcome To Universal Airlines "


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