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 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.

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:


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

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

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New Pilots

TWA0058 Nicholas Butcher

TWA0056 Javier Lee

TWA0054 Siebe De Wit

TWA0052 David Symasky

TWA0051 James Jenkins


Total Pilots: 18
Total Flights: 735
Total Hours: 2520 hrs
Flights Today: 2
Total Pax Carried: 61284
Miles Flown: 812737 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
TWTT006 David Symasky L-1011 KMIA KMCI 04/25/2015 Pending
TWA5134 Nico De Lange B747-231 ZSPD KLAX 04/25/2015 Pending
TWA893-1 Greg Tyler B747-131 OBBI LSGG 04/24/2015 Arrived
TWA307-2 Roland Braksch MD-83 KSTL KPHX 04/24/2015 Arrived
TWA1452 Roland Braksch MD-83 MMCZ KSTL 04/23/2015 Arrived
TWA1341 Scott Clawson B747-231 KLAX PHKO 04/22/2015 Arrived
TWA1451 Roland Braksch MD-83 KSTL MMCZ 04/21/2015 Arrived
TWA745 Roland Braksch B767-331 EDDF KSTL 04/20/2015 Arrived
TWA 5165 Greg Tyler B747-231 WMKK OBBI 04/17/2015 Arrived
TWA760-3 Roland Braksch B727-31 EGLL EDDF 04/16/2015 Arrived
TWA715-1 Roland Braksch B727-31 EDDF EGLL 04/16/2015 Arrived
TWA1007 Roland Braksch B747-231 LLBG EDDF 04/15/2015 Arrived
TWA301 Scott Clawson B767-331 KBOS KLAX 04/12/2015 Arrived
TWTT008 Bertrand-Charles Iungo-Laffont B747-231 KLAX KMCI 04/12/2015 Arrived
TWA1006 Roland Braksch B747-231 EDDF LLBG 04/12/2015 Arrived
TWA5225 Nico De Lange B747-231 KDFW ZSPD 04/12/2015 Arrived
TWA931 Roland Braksch B727-31 EDDT EDDF 04/12/2015 Arrived
TWA1368 Roland Braksch B727-31 EDDH EDDT 04/11/2015 Arrived
TWA1051 Scott Clawson B757-231 TJSJ KBOS 04/11/2015 Arrived
TWA1367 Roland Braksch B727-31 EDDT EDDH 04/11/2015 Arrived
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