a little delayed, but here’s the closing statement from the folks over at VUAF:
The Virtual United Air Festival 2018, sponsored by VKB Simulations came to an exciting close on the 21st October, as the Virtual Thunderbirds (https://www.facebook.com/VirtualTbirds/) touched down after an exhilarating weekend of precision virtual aerobatics and formation flying. The show, hosted by Chris ‘Striker’ Curtis (former Patriots Jet Team narrator), accommodated some of the biggest names in the virtual aerobatics community, with the Virtual Red Arrows (https://www.facebook.com/VRedArrows/) closing day one with a spectacular display.
After a brilliant array of displays, and an interview with Heatblur Simulations (DCS: F-14 Tomcat), VKB took center-stage for one of the highlights of the show – the prize giveaway. With 329 individual entrants, and 927 entries (via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube), two lucky fans were selected to be awarded with the VKB prizes, one being the Gunfighter Mk.II ($399), and secondly the Gladiator Mk.II ($99). This came at an exciting time, whilst the release of the DCS: Tomcat and DCS: Christen Eagle just around the corner. VKB offers a range of high-quality products, the Gunfighter being the flagship joystick with a huge range of functionality, and the Gladiator acting as arguably the best entry-level stick on the market.
The Virtual United Air Festival was also kindly provided with a set of VKB T-Rudder pedals ($244), which were awarded to ‘Panther’, as the best solo demonstration pilot, as voted for by both the public, and the VUAF judges. Panther’s Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demo wowed crowds on the first day of the show, and we hope to see him back next year!
During a flawless weekend, hundreds of avid viewers tuned in to see the show live on Twitch, with over 350 viewers watching at one time! It’s safe to say that we’re more than happy with the success of the show, and can’t wait to return next year, hopefully once again in collaboration with VKB.
For more information about both VUAF, and the remaining virtual airshows this year, feel free to explore the links below.
VKB Live Giveaway: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/325626624?t=03h11m40s
Until next time,