Are you interested in learning to fly, fight and maximize your abilities in Modern DCS Jets?
Would you like to fly fun and challenging cooperative missions as part of a team?
Do you have a willingness to learn?
If your answers are “Yes,” then give the the Virtual Armed Forces a go!
The Virtual Armed Forces (VAF) is looking to expand its ranks with enthusiastic and motivated virtual pilots and RIOs who enjoy cooperative missions.
The VAF has four squadrons primarily supporting four airframes:
75th Fighter Squadron "Tigersharks" flying the A-10C Warthog 111th Fighter Squadron "Ace in the Hole" flying the F-16C Viper VFA-136 "Knighthawks" flying the F/A-18C Hornet VF-142 "Ghostriders" flying the F-14A/B Tomcat
We have openings available for all of our squadrons. We don’t expect Chuck Yeager; we’re happy with Charlie Brown. We prefer good attitudes to good sticks, because with good attitude skills can be learned. We ask only that you bring a good attitude, a willingness use tactics and cooperate as a team, and the dedication to undertake our training syllabus. In return, we will provide our own individual attention to develop your skills. Additionally, we foster a fun, friendly, and supportive environment with no formal rank structure or command hierarchy. Our membership includes a number of civil and former military aviators, but we’re all here to have fun! The VAF also boasts custom individual skins created by one of the more prolific skinners in the DCS community.
Our comprehensive training program teaches you basic airmanship and 2-ship formation tactics. We focus on realistic training in our Student Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) program. SUPT starts out with VFR flying, landing and take-off patterns, close formation flying and then moves on to IFR, Refueling and Weapons Training. Progression is at the student’s pace and flight status is based on the ability to fly safe and to adhere to some basic operational standards. We recruit in small groups to ensure that individual training needs are met and that new members have an opportunity to get to know the group.
Of particular note, we are in the process of standing up the VF-142 Ghostriders. If you have ever wanted to learn the RIO position, or fly with a competent human RIO, VF-142 is for you! The RIO curriculum is being developed by a former US Naval Flight Officer, and includes A/A, A/G, and principles of situational awareness. Prosepective RIOs can be confident that they are receiving excellent training, and pilots can be confident that the RIOs in VF-142 will transform their F-14 experience for the better! Finally, we wish to cross-train all F-14 aircrews on the pilot and RIO stations to the extent possible to maximize tactical flexibility.
Please read the VAF rules and regulations (Rules), then apply by sending a PM to me, or if you’re interested in becoming a RIO you can message HomeFries directly.