Virtual TWA

Welcome To Virtual Trans World Airlines


If your idea of flying for a virtual airline is simply starting at the runway, flying to the destination and getting credit, then this is NOT the VA for you!

This virtual airline is for mature individuals willing to make a commitment.....
A commitment to TWA, a commitment to professionalism, and a commitment to fun!

Virtual Trans World Airlines recreates the real world operations of Trans World Airlines from 1925 right up through the last day of operation February 2001 using FS9 (2004 CoF), FSX, and X-Plane.
Virtual Trans World Airlines has Crew Domiciles and Flight Hubs serving:
Kansas City - (KMCI).....This is where the Jack Frye International Flight Training Center & Aircraft Maintenance/Overhaul Base is located.
St. Louis - (KSTL) Lambert Field.....Domestic Flight Operations.
New York City - (KJFK)..... US International/North Atlantic Flight Operations and Los Angeles - (KLAX)
with focus cities in:
San Francisco - (KSFO), Chicago - (KORD), Boston - (KBOS), Atlanta - (KATL) and San Juan - (TSJS).
International Crew Domiciles and Flight Hubs in:
London - (EGLL), Frankfurt - (EDDF), Paris - (LFPG), Rome - (LIRF) and Athens - (LGAT).

As a pilot you will have 5 flight categories to choose from:

1) TWA - Jet flights from the B707's up to the B767's & L-1011's.
2) TWE - Trans World Express flights
3) TWP - Piston engine flights from 1925 thru 1967!
4) TWC - Cargo flights from all the periods!
5) OZA - The complete April 15, 1985 timetable from Ozark!

All flights are from timetables of each of the above.

Why? Unlike some va's, we strive for, and encourage both professionalism and uniformity, with procedures in place that are encouraged to be complied with by all members who apply. We rarely make an exception to this as we have a very challenging grading/scoring curve with a tracking system built specifically for vTWA that records more aircraft operating parameters than many other VA's out there. This ensures that all members are operating in the same manner. From push back & start up procedures, through brakes set, engines shut down and Captains Flight Briefings (CFB's). At TWA, things were only done one way. The TWA way. Same principles apply here at vTWA. Be advised that management carefully monitors and checks every thing ie: your boarding procedures, your departure time vs scheduled departure time, proper aircraft light settings, when engines started, take-off speeds, rate of climb, over speeds, rate of descent, landing speeds and landing rate/fpm just to name a few, prior to approving CFB's (pireps).
SLEWING, TIME ACCELERATION and advancement of position through the use of MAPS is strictly prohibited and cause for immediate rejection of CFB.

1) Safe handling/operation of aircraft.
2) Basic meteorology (know how to read/interpret an ATIS report and other wx info).
3) Fluent with ATC/FAA abbreviations, phraseology and terms.
4) Familiar with aircraft, airspeed & altitude restrictions.
5) IFR rated (know how to navigate using ADF, VOR, NDB, IGS, ILS, INS & GPS).

All of this information is available and free in the MSFS ground school section. Please take the time to read it, study it and watch the videos as they are a tremendous help and do offer a wealth of information.

Yes we have some strict rules, but we take our representation of TWA, flying & having fun very serious, and we are very serious about having fun !!! In fact, our first and foremost rule is:


Although we are open and welcome everybody, we would much rather have a small group of dedicated, disciplined professionals than a large number of pilots doing things their own way, or for statistics purposes.

With all that said, If you are interested in starting your career with Virtual Trans World Airlines, and you're at least twenty five (25) years of age, we invite you to take the entrance exam, yes entrance exam. We administer the Commercial/ATP FAA written exam with an 85% minimum to pass.
Told you we're serious. Upon completing and passing the exam you may then fill out an application.

TARPA members/TWA personnel with PRN and TWA ID# are not required to take exam.

We use a fully simulated system to re-create all real world Trans World Airlines schedules, passenger, cargo and charter demands.

Virtual Trans World Airlines offers VA Aircraft Fleet Downloads for its members, the use of a Team Speak3 Server, and a private Forum (the TWA Skyliner). We use phpVMS as our base. We also have a custom built vTWAcars for flight reporting.

We encourage you to read and fully understand the Pilot Handbook...

that way you will know what to expect from vTWA and what vTWA will expect from you. Every applicant must be able to fly their first scheduled training flight from their chosen HUB within three (3) days of the applicants hire date. Please take this time to become familiar with the web site and handbook. Start your vTWA journey by taking the entrance exam, then completing the application and finally, completing the 8 training flights out of your chosen hub. We look forward to having you fly with us!

The Staff

FYI: The "TWA Info" section has been moved to under the "About Us" tab!

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Newest Pilot

TWA0067 Kevin Johnson


Total Pilots: 8
Total Flights: 944
Total Hours: 3111 hrs
Flights Today: 0
Total Pax Carried: 65561
Miles Flown: 1025596 nm
Aircraft In Fleet: 116
Total Schedules: 2751

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vTWA's 20 Most Recent Flights

Flight Number Pilot Aircraft Departure Arrival Submit Date Status
TWECT15-19 Nico De Lange B190 TBCA MKJP 10/03/2015 Arrived
TWECT15-18 Nico De Lange B190 TNCC TNCA 10/03/2015 Arrived
TWA386-99 Scott Clawson DC-9-51 KSTL CYYZ 09/30/2015 Arrived
TWE7221 Scott Clawson SAAB 340 KMCI KFOE 09/29/2015 Arrived
TWA5502 Roland Braksch L-1011 EGLL GCLP 09/29/2015 Arrived
TWA606 Roland Braksch L-1011 KLAX EGLL 09/28/2015 Arrived
TWE7980-3 Roland Braksch B190 KMMH KLAX 09/27/2015 Arrived
TWE7970-2 Roland Braksch B190 KLAX KMMH 09/27/2015 Arrived
TWE7500-87 Roland Braksch B190 KSNA KLAX 09/27/2015 Arrived
TWE7580-87 Roland Braksch B190 KLAX KSNA 09/26/2015 Arrived
TWE7970-1 Roland Braksch B190 KPSP KLAX 09/26/2015 Arrived
TWECT15-17 Nico De Lange B190 TNCB TNCC 09/26/2015 Arrived
TWE7984-1 Roland Braksch B190 KPHX KPSP 09/25/2015 Arrived
TWA181 Jason Nye MD-83 KMCI KLAS 09/25/2015 Arrived
TWA695 Jason Nye MD-82 KSTL KMCI 09/24/2015 Arrived
TWA145 Roland Braksch L-1011-100 KLGA KPHX 09/24/2015 Arrived
TWA340 Roland Braksch L-1011 KSTL KLGA 09/22/2015 Arrived
TWA122 Roland Braksch L-1011-100 KSFO KSTL 09/21/2015 Arrived
TWA705 Roland Braksch L-1011-100 KIAD KSFO 09/21/2015 Arrived
TWA390 Roland Braksch B767-331 KSEA KIAD 09/20/2015 Arrived
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