SkyWest Virtual started as the Pro-ATC Group founded on November 20, 2015 by Edward Spillane. He started this as an FSX session host where he would get together with friends to provide realistic ATC. Soon after came Nick Costella, and then Connor Murphy who are both reputable VATSIM ATCs, and an awesome kid called Max. The group started to kick off and by January 18th, 2016, we had made a decision to form a VA and call it SkyWest. We began using the VAM system with SimACARS, and in late February our progress was set back by some in house advertising aimed at taking our members to form a new VA. Within a 24-hr period, our community re-emerged with the phpVMS system and smartCARS, and as a result, many staff reforms took place. Edward stepped down from CEO on March 7, 2016 and continues to co-run, support, and assist the VA to this day.It's a long story but it's definately not one we neglect to tell, it shows the strength of our community and those who founded it. On behalf of our community, we thank Thomas Johnson, Nick Costella, Max Dyba, Walter Anderson (our awesome server guy) and Mark Swan (Web Development) for their undieing support.
Our Old Logo:
- Designed by Nick Costella