New Pilot Application
After reading through and complying with the following, click through on the
acknowledgement below, and you
will be taken to an application form for UVA membership. Turnaround for properly completed
typically a day or two. Occasionally membership slots may run out, and then the wait will
be somewhat longer.
You will receive further information on your application status by email.
- You must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
- You must have a licensed copy of Flight Simulator software: FS9, FSX, P3D, FS2020 or
- You can be running any operating system: MS Windows, MAC or linux.
- You must be registered with VATSIM, and be a member in good standing.
- You must have an active email address.
- You will be required to maintain flight currency to remain a member.
- You must not have had more than two prior dismissals for currency inactivity.
- You will be bound by the regulations in the Operations Manual, the Standard Operating Procedures and
Although you are not required to fly your flights online, a VATSIM membership in good
standing is required for
UVA membership. Without one, your application will be immediately rejected.
If you don't have one, please visit
VATSIM to obtain a free VATSIM
ID prior to starting the application.
NEW For applicants new to VATSIM, note that you must now also complete the VATSIM Member Orientation Training and Exam for full registration. The exam is a short, open book, multiple choice test, it will confer you with a VATSIM "P0" rating. Details will be forwarded in the VATSIM application materials. Prior VATSIM members are grandfathered for the "P0" Rating.
VATSIM hours credit
To accelerate your UVA career, on initial application,
flight logbook credit will be given for up to one thousand (1000) verified VATSIM
flight hours, on a 1:1 basis.
Other Virtual Airlines hours transfer
UVA no longer gives credit for hours flown at other virtual airlines, except as allowed
under VATSIM hours.
Training Support Platforms
Training support by optional Flight Reviews and Checkrides is supported for pilots who fly
using Prepar3D, FS2020, X‑Plane and FSX Steam, and legacy MSFS FSX and FS2004 (FS9), and
regardless of the operating system.
A Valid Email Address is a requirement for application, and for membership. You are
required to maintain an up
to date email address in your account profile at all times.
Pilots will periodically
receive notices regarding
the status of their membership, which may require a reply to prevent them from being
deleted from the UVA
roster. If you do not keep your email address up to date, you could hazard the loss of
your rank, seniority,
and all hours flown.
SPAM, and now SPAM filters are the bane of our existence. You may need to periodically
review your SPAM filtering systems,
to ensure that our adminstrative emails are not being redirected.
All pilots are required to fly regularly to keep up currency and maintain their UVA
membership. Regular active
pilots are required to fly at least one flight every thirty days. You will receive clear
reminder notices if
are falling short of the expected standard. Pilots that do not remain current, will be
deleted from the Roster.
After ninety (90) days of UVA membership, up to ninety (90) days Leave of Absence (per
calendar year) is
available. This is
accessed through your Flight Room (Pilot's Center), and can be taken as a block or as
smaller blocks as
exceptional circumstances (eg. active Military Duty), special Leave of Absence may be
granted by HR on a
case by case basis.
All new pilots will be issued Pilot IDs in the 9000 series, which denotes you as a
Probationary pilot. As a new
if you do not fly your first flight and send in a flight report (FlightRep) within fifteen
days of joining, you
automatically deleted from our roster.
To gain Permanent Pilot status you will need to participate in a short tutorial flight,
dubbed the FR-A,
that will familiarize you with our operations. There is no time limit to flying that
initial Flight Review,
and while remaining a probationary pilot you can continue to fly, accrue flight hours
and fill out your logbook.
Details on the FR-A are found in the Aircrew Flight Review & Rating Checkride Procedures
is available in the Pilot Library. Also provided is an introductory guide to flying the
FR-A. A quick-link
to that guide to the FR-A and to a guide for your first flight is also provided in your