Welcome To Virtual Trans World Airlines
THIS VA IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY RETIRED TWA EMPLOYEES...
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 virtual airline for you!
This virtual airline is for mature individuals willing to make a commitment.....
a commitment to professionalism, and a commitment to fun!
Unlike some virtual airline'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 filing flight plans, 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 we monitor and check every thing from scheduled departure times vs your actual dep time, boarding procedures, proper ac light settings, when engines started, taxi/take-off speeds, rate of climb, over speeds, rate of descent, and landing rate/fpm just to name a few, prior to approving CFB's (pireps). SLEWING and advancement of position through maps is strictly prohibited and cause for immediate rejection of CFB.
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:
WORK AS A TEAM AND 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.
MINIMUM BASIC REQUIREMENTS YOU SHOULD KNOW...
1) Safe handling/operation of ac.
2) Basic Meteorology (know how to read/interpret an ATIS report and other wx info).
3) Fluent with FAA/ATC terms, abbreviations and phraseology.
4) Familiar with aircraft, altitude & airspeed restrictions.
5) IFR rated (know how to nav using NDB, ADF, VOR, INS, GPS, & ILS).
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. It is a tremendous help.
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 Hubs serving Kansas City - (KMCI).....this is where the Jack Frye International Flight Training Center & Aircraft Maintenance/Overhaul Base are located. Lambert Field St. Louis - (KSTL).....Domestic Flt Ops, New York City - (KJFK).....International/N.Atlantic Flt Ops, Los Angeles - (KLAX), with focus cities in San Francisco - (KSFO), Chicago - (KORD), San Juan (TSJS). International/European Hubs in London - (EGLL), Frankfurt - (EDDF), Paris - (LFPG) and Rome - (LIRF).
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 actual TWA and Ozark timetables.
With all that said, If you are interested in starting your virtual career with Virtual Trans World Airlines, and you're at least 13 years of age, we invite you to take the entrance exam, yes entrance exam. Told you we're serious. Upon completing and passing the exam you may then fill out an application.
We use a fully simulated system to re-create all real world Trans World Airlines schedules, passenger and cargo 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...so 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 7 days of 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!
Posted by Scott Clawson on 02/23/2014
TWA had 47 Super constellations. 28 were the model 1049G, the “Super G”, which was acclaimed as one of the supreme airliners of the piston-engined dynasty. The model 1049H series were convertible freighters. TWA had 9 of these models.
The curvaceous Connies were always a picture of elegance, even though the engineers preferred the relative simplicity of the parallel fuselage Douglas DC – 6Bs. The Connies performance, in speed and range, could not be surpassed. Each stage of development, with increased engine power, increased tankage, and increased all up weight; all these permitted higher payloads, longer-range, and modest increases in speed. These resulted, for TWA, the claim to have flown the first nonstop transcontinental scheduled service and later, the first nonstop transatlantic service on a regular and sustained basis. The first production L-1049 flew on July 14, 1951 and received certification in November 1951. The Turbo-compound versions of the R-3350 engine were not yet available for civilian use, leaving Lockheed to use a less powerful version. The aircraft entered service with Eastern Air Lines in December 1951 on the Miami to New York run. Eastern would later operate the L-1049C and L-1049G. 1049s began flying for TWA in 1952; TWA used L-1049G aircraft on transatlantic flights starting in 1955.
As seen in the diagram above, TWA had a variety of layouts available in the super Connies. On many of the planes, sleeping areas were made to accommodate the long transcontinental flights. Full meals, outstanding service, and an up-to-date lounge area became the trademark of TWA.
For those of you not familiar with the Super-Connie, here is a few You Tube links for your viewing pleasure:
Walk through: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvA3URbexPo
TWA the most comfortable way to fly !!!
Total Flights: 163
Total Hours: 447 hrs
Flights Today: 0
Total Pax Carried: 50976
Miles Flown: 150201 nm
Aircraft In Fleet: 83
Total Schedules: 2550
Submitted By G - TWA0002
On - 10/17/2013
vTWA's Current Flights
vTWA's 10 Most Recent Flights
|Flight Number||Pilot||Aircraft||Departure||Arrival||Submit Date||Status|
|TWA306-1||G Tyler||B727-231 ADV||KPHX||KSTL||03/05/2014||Arrived|
|TWC301-2||Scott Clawson||L-1011 CARGO||PANC||PAFA||03/05/2014||Arrived|
|TWC301-1||Scott Clawson||L-1011 CARGO||KSFO||PANC||03/03/2014||Arrived|
|TWA316||George A Gross Jr||B767-331||KLAS||KORD||03/02/2014||Arrived|
|TWC5282||Scott Clawson||L-1011 CARGO||KDAB||KPHX||03/01/2014||Arrived|