Welcome


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.


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Current Pilots

4752

Total Flights

4,346

Total Hours Flown

146

Total Aicraft

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

Deputy Commander Operations (DCOM OPS)

AM Jack Edwards
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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
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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)

VACANT
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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
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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.

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.



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.



120 Squadron

Equipped with the Boeing P-8 Poseidon, Based at RAF Lossiemouth.

120 Sqn provides a maritime patrol capability to vRAF. A powerful hunter that is also a valuable Search & Rescue asset.



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.



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.



47 Squadron

Equipped with the Lockheed C-130J Hercules C4, based at RAF Brize Norton.

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



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 AWACS / Fighter Controller
RFR1002Matt Kingscott70 Sqn556636:591104672
RFR1122Jack Edwards617 Sqn322397:361346724
RFR1098Ciaran Longmuir120 Sqn211328:031314169
RFR1205Lee Roberts11 (F) Sqn395606:551330403
RFR1001Scott Daniels8 Sqn257545:521184038
RFR1028Phil Pegman47 Sqn97121:241243898
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt29 (R) Sqn198263:561321955
RFR1008Andy Somerville10 Sqn125247:35834139
RFR1139Aron Griffiths617 Sqn147161:191355925
RFR1054Nick Parker120 Sqn4182:07894461
RFR1065Trevor Hannant99 Sqn59100:131240481
RFR1107Joshua Seagrave70 Sqn111240:201331271
RFR1374David Bruce11 (F) Sqn7588:511437336
RFR1273Karl Hughes27 Sqn2418:581151975
RFR1275David Woods99 Sqn1967:101240077
RFR1317Lewis Anderson11 (F) Sqn4350:161233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn4676:021162638
RFR1379Per-Kristian Jensen11 (F) Sqn8084:46885486
RFR1384Paul Hallatt70 Sqn1742:031305826
RFR1393James Thomas11 (F) Sqn4550:421365991
RFR1397Pheonix Taylor10 Sqn2834:401393124
RFR1418David Catt45 (R) Sqn804:59831601
RFR1420Matthew Hardy29 (R) Sqn101:011378095
RFR1422Harry Greenall45 (R) Sqn100:451390045
RFR1435Eoghan Douglas45 (R) Sqn303:401439728
RFR1436Layth Al-wakil45 (R) Sqn000:001304151
RFR1439Stephen Simpson29 (R) Sqn805:59866487
RFR1440Jason Webb29 (R) Sqn1613:051207336
RFR1442Rhys Worlock29 (R) Sqn1007:061249987

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 18 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

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. Please remember to check your Junk Mail.


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.