Virtual TWA

Welcome To Virtual Trans World Airlines


THIS VA IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY FORMER/RETIRED TWA EMPLOYEES AND IS RECOGNIZED BY TARPA, TWA PILOTS AND TWA SENIORS CLUB...

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 FS2002, 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 7 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!
6) NYA - TWA part owned helicopter service in New York City during the 1962 Worlds Fair!
7) SFO - TWA part owned helicopter service in the San Francisco area also during 1962!

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.

MINIMUM BASIC REQUIREMENTS YOU SHOULD KNOW...
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.

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:

HAVE FUN !!!


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 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 KMCI within 10 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 MCI. We look forward to having you fly with us!

The Staff
vTWA




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



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TWA0061 Martin Keen

TWA0056 Javier Lee

TWA0054 Siebe De Wit

TWA0052 David Symasky


Statistics

Total Pilots: 17
Total Flights: 769
Total Hours: 2634 hrs
Flights Today: 1
Total Pax Carried: 62271
Miles Flown: 850031 nm
Aircraft In Fleet: 121
Total Schedules: 3082


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vTWA's 20 Most Recent Flights


Flight Number Pilot Aircraft Departure Arrival Submit Date Status
TWA5515 Scott Clawson B767-331 KJFK KDTW 05/22/2015 Pending
TWA328 Roland Braksch B767-331 KSEA KEWR 05/21/2015 Pending
TWA5515 Scott Clawson B767-331 EDDF KJFK 05/20/2015 Pending
TWA217 Roland Braksch L-1011-100 KORD KSEA 05/20/2015 Arrived
TWA116 Roland Braksch B707-331 KPHX KORD 05/18/2015 Arrived
TWA5156 Scott Clawson B767-331 LFPO EDDF 05/18/2015 Arrived
TWTT004 Martin Keen DC-9-10 KIND KMCI 05/18/2015 Arrived
TWA113 Roland Braksch B707-331 KMCI KPHX 05/18/2015 Arrived
TWA92 Roland Braksch B707-131 KSFO KMCI 05/17/2015 Arrived
TWTT003 Martin Keen ERJ 145LR KMCI KIND 05/17/2015 Arrived
TWTT002 Martin Keen ATR72-202 KMDH KMCI 05/17/2015 Arrived
TWTT001 Martin Keen JETSTREAM 41 KMCI KMDH 05/17/2015 Arrived
TWA1076 Nico De Lange DC-9-10 KMIA TJSJ 05/17/2015 Arrived
TWA1430 Nico De Lange DC-9-41 KMCI KMIA 05/17/2015 Arrived
TWA429 Roland Braksch L-1011-100 KMIA KSFO 05/16/2015 Arrived
TWA1036 Martin Keen B727-31 LFPO LSGG 05/16/2015 Under Review
TWA5103 Roland Braksch B757-231 TIST KMIA 05/15/2015 Arrived
TWA5102 Roland Braksch B757-231 KDCA TIST 05/15/2015 Arrived
TWA240 Roland Braksch B727-231 ADV KSTL KDCA 05/15/2015 Arrived
TWA5156 Scott Clawson B767-331 KBOS LFPO 05/14/2015 Arrived
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