Welcome to Virtual Royal Air Force


Welcome to the Virtual Royal Air Force's (vRAF) website. The vRAF simulates the Royal Air Force's daily activities and only operates on the VATSIM network, primarily within the VATSIM UK Division. vRAF is part of the VATSIM Special Operations Administration (VSOA) - we adhere to the most stringent guidelines when conducting Operations and Training and operate as realistically as possible in order to use the VATSIM Network for Military related activities and events. Our pilots can look forward to taking part in a variety of Training and Operational Exercises regularly working with our Military colleagues worldwide, such as vUSAF and RAAFVirtual amongst others.

Air Command


Headquarters: RAF High Wycombe

Air Command, is home to the vRAF's command element, and is responsible for the overall management of vRAF's operations and personnel.

Air Command (and in turn, the vRAF as a whole) is commanded by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), who holds the rank of vAir Chief Marshal.




Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)

ACM Matt Kingscott
[email protected]

The Chief of the Air Staff , is the most senior officer within the vRAF. He is responsible for the overall management of the vRAF.

Chief of Staff Operations (COS OPS)

AM Jack Edwards
[email protected]

Chief of Staff Operations, is deputy to CAS and responsible for the day to day running and planning of all operations within vRAF.

Air Officer Commanding 1 Group (AOC 1 Group)

AVM Ciaran Longmuir
[email protected]

Air Officer Commanding 1 Group, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He is responsible for the overall management of 1 Group assets and their respective Squadrons.

Air Officer Commanding 2 Group (AOC 2 Group)

AVM Joshua Seagrave
[email protected]

Air Officer Commanding 2 Group, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He is responsible for the overall management of 2 Group assets and their respective Squadrons.

Air Officer Commanding 22 Group (AOC 22 Group)

AVM Lee Roberts
[email protected]

Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He is responsible for vRAF's Training system and 22 Group assets and their respective Squadrons.

Chief of Staff Personnel and Air Secretary (COS Pers/Air Sec)

AVM Aron Griffiths
[email protected]

Chief of Staff Personnel, is an Air Officer within Air Command. He assists the CAS by providing overall management of vRAF's Personnel Directorate.

Squadrons


1 Group - Strike, Defence & Support


8 Squadron

Equipped with the Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1, based at RAF Waddington.

ISTAR asset, responsible for Command and Control and Target Identification.



27 Squadron

Equipped with the Boeing Chinook HC4/6, based at RAF Odiham.

27 Sqn is used for basic troop movements, heavy lift operations and (C)SAR operations.


11 [F] Squadron

Equipped with the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, based at RAF Coningsby.

11 (F) Sqn provide the air defence for UK airspace. A swing-role aircraft that can undertake air and ground attack missions in a single sortie.


617 Squadron

Equipped with the Lockheed Martin F-35B, Based at RAF Marham.

617 Sqn will provide a strike capability to vRAF. A fifth generation low observability swing-role aircraft that can undertake air and ground attack missions in a single sortie.



2 Group - Air Transport & Aerial Refuelling


10 Squadron

Equipped with the Airbus Voyager KC2/3, based at RAF Brize Norton.

Conducts Air transport and Air to Air refuelling missions.


70 Squadron

Equipped with the Airbus A-400M Atlas C1, based at RAF Brize Norton.

Conducts Tactical Cargo Delivery, Special Forces, MERT flights and Paratroop support.


99 Squadron

Equipped with the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, based at RAF Brize Norton.

Conducts Tactical Cargo Delivery, Special Forces, MERT flights and Paratroop support.



22 Group - Training


45 [R] Squadron

Equipped with the Embraer Phenom, based at RAF Cranwell.

Conducts basic multi engine training.


60 [R] Squadron

Equipped with the Juno T1, based at RAF Shawbury.

Conducts basic rotary training


29 [R] Squadron

Equipped with the Typhoon FGR4 and T3, based at RAF Coningsby.

Is the Operational Conversion Unit for Typhoon.





Pilot Roster


Pilot ID Name Squadron Rank Total Flights Total Hours Vatsim ID
RFR1002Matt Kingscott70 Sqn455494:041104672
RFR1122Jack Edwards617 Sqn237286:461346724
RFR1098Ciaran LongmuirIX (B) Sqn158239:591314169
RFR1107Joshua Seagrave70 Sqn84185:431331271
RFR1139Aron Griffiths617 Sqn138150:271355925
RFR1205Lee Roberts11 (F) Sqn271404:571330403
RFR1001Scott Daniels8 Sqn201417:481184038
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt11 (F) Sqn143197:571321955
RFR1003Sean McRandle27 Sqn487823:371076290
RFR1008Andy Somerville10 Sqn117235:13834139
RFR1028Phil Pegman11 (F) Sqn4667:391243898
RFR1140Graham Carr10 Sqn216489:081231932
RFR1145Robert Skipworth11 (F) Sqn165185:351337312
RFR1065Trevor Hannant11 (F) Sqn5293:071240481
RFR1158Juergen Vollmer99 Sqn5952:18824639
RFR1273Karl Hughes27 Sqn2318:181151975
RFR1275David Woods99 Sqn1125:131240077
RFR1384Paul Hallatt70 Sqn922:021305826
RFR1317Lewis Anderson29 (R) Sqn1715:141233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn1818:351162638
RFR1376Ethan Doyley29 (R) Sqn1812:291435552
RFR1393James Thomas29 (R) Sqn1617:121365991
RFR1262Sebastian Wheeler70 Sqn3122:031343611
RFR1379Per-Kristian Jensen29 (R) Sqn2423:19885486

Join Us!


vRAF Membership

Thank you for your interest in the Virtual Royal Air Force. We are pleased that you want to join our team. Before you submit your application form, we would like to introduce our organization and the expectations we have of our members:


IF YOU ARE NEW TO FLYING, THIS MAY NOT BE THE PLACE FOR YOU.

Our flight instructors are here to assist you through the training phases accordingly. If you are unsure of how to perform basic IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) procedures such as; filing flight plans, flying SIDs, STARs and approaches, following airspace restrictions and communicating with ATC, please do not apply.

WE ARE NOT A VIRTUAL AIRLINE.

The virtual Royal Air Force is a unique organization with a challenging training curriculum that requires determination and perseverance. New pilots must undergo an average of 20 hours of flight training before being considered a combat ready pilot.


REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

If you are interested in joining vRAF please read the following requirements:

  1. You must have a valid VATSIM CID.We check each applicant to ensure they have a valid CID on file. If we cannot locate your VATSIM CID, your application will be automatically rejected.
  2. You must have at at least 25 hours of flying IFR flights on the VATSIM network, which will be checked prior to joining.
  3. You must own a legal copy of one of the following products:
    1. Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    2. Microsoft Flight Simulator: Steam Edition
    3. Prepar3D (Preferred)
    4. We DO NOT support FS2004 or XPlane
  4. You must be at least 16 years of age or older.
  5. You must own a working Microphone for use with TeamSpeak 3 and VATSIM.
  6. You must be able to follow basic procedures and commands while flying within an IFR environment. We will not teach you basic IFR or VFR flying skills.
  7. You must know how to use vPilot and Teamspeak 3.
  8. Agree and adhere to the vRAF Standing Orders.
  9. Agree to the vRAF Privacy Policy. Found Here
  10. Agree to the vRAF Standing Orders. Found Here

Application Process

Applications are open until 2359Z on 7th April 2019, applications may not be reviewed until after this date.


After your application has been reviewed by the team you will be required to complete a short test to see if you have the basic knowledge required. This will be sent out via E-Mail to the address you will have provided in the application.


Successful applicants from this stage will be invited to a short interview as training spaces are limited and we want to recruit dedicated pilots.


Good Luck!


By ticking the box you confirm that you meet all the requirements for membership stated above.