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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 TWA, the most comfortable way to fly !!!

Newest Pilot

TWA0070 Johnathon Mitchell


Total Pilots: 11
Total Flights: 1015
Total Hours: 3334 hrs
Flights Today: 0
Total Pax Carried: 67116
Miles Flown: 1106618 nm
Aircraft In Fleet: 116
Total Schedules: 2759

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vTWA's 20 Most Recent Flights

Flight Number Pilot Aircraft Departure Arrival Submit Date Status
TWE7508-87 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KSNA KLAX 11/28/2015 Pending
TWA343 Scott Clawson B767-331 KMIA KLAX 11/28/2015 Pending
TWE7580-87 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KLAX KSNA 11/28/2015 Pending
TWE7980-3 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KMMH KLAX 11/28/2015 Pending
TWE7980-2 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KTVL KMMH 11/27/2015 Pending
TWA488 Scott Clawson L-1011-50 KPDX KMIA 11/25/2015 Arrived
TWE7970-3 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KMMH KTVL 11/25/2015 Arrived
TWE7970-2 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KLAX KMMH 11/25/2015 Arrived
TWE7991 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KGCN KLAX 11/24/2015 Arrived
TWE7990 Roland Braksch SAAB 340 KLAX KGCN 11/24/2015 Arrived
TWA195 Scott Clawson L-1011-50 KORD KPDX 11/24/2015 Arrived
TWA5000 Roland Braksch B757-231 KEGE KLAX 11/23/2015 Arrived
TWA5000 Roland Braksch B757-231 KSTL KEGE 11/23/2015 Arrived
TWA72-00 Roland Braksch DC-9-41 MMCZ KSTL 11/20/2015 Arrived
TWA484 Jason Nye B717-231 KSTL KCLT 11/18/2015 Arrived
TWA71-00 Roland Braksch DC-9-41 KSTL MMCZ 11/18/2015 Arrived
OZA676 Roland Braksch DC-9-31 KTPA KSTL 11/17/2015 Arrived
OZA672-1 Roland Braksch DC-9-31 KMCO KTPA 11/17/2015 Arrived
OZA287-2 Roland Braksch DC-9-31 MYGF KMCO 11/17/2015 Arrived
OZA318 Roland Braksch DC-9-31 KFLL MYGF 11/16/2015 Arrived
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