Welcome


Welcome to the Virtual Royal Air Force's (vRAF) website. vRAF simulates the Royal Air Force's daily activities and operates on the VATSIM network, primarily within the VATSIM UK Division. Founded on 18th July 2007, vRAF is part of the VATSIM Special Operations Administration (VSOA). We adhere to the most stringent guidelines when conducting operations and training and our pilots can look forward to taking part in a variety of training and operational exercises including; air-to-air refueling, carrier operations, low-level flying and more. We regularly take to the skies with our VSO partners in large international joint exercises.


37

Current Pilots

5239

Total Flights

4,346

Total Hours Flown

148

Total Aircraft

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.

Deputy Commander Operations (DCOM OPS)

AM Lee Roberts
[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
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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.

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 Sqn617717:331104672
RFR1205Lee Roberts29 (R) Sqn451733:241330403
RFR1098Ciaran Longmuir120 Sqn228353:491314169
RFR1001Scott Daniels8 Sqn279627:321184038
RFR1122Jack Edwards617 Sqn351448:241346724
RFR1028Phil Pegman47 Sqn111159:481243898
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt617 Sqn231307:511321955
RFR1374David Bruce11 (F) Sqn88114:551437336
RFR1139Aron Griffiths617 Sqn152166:301355925
RFR1054Nick Parker120 Sqn5191:54894461
RFR1065Trevor Hannant99 Sqn77203:411240481
RFR1107Joshua Seagrave70 Sqn117255:131331271
RFR1317Lewis Anderson11 (F) Sqn73115:241233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn75127:141162638
RFR1379Per-Kristian Jensen11 (F) Sqn105121:27885486
RFR1393James Thomas11 (F) Sqn7297:461365991
RFR1275David Woods99 Sqn2169:461240077
RFR1397Pheonix Taylor10 Sqn3864:551393124
RFR1454Ben Cook10 Sqn3982:091388719
RFR1440Jason Webb29 (R) Sqn4136:061207336
RFR1340Harry Cameron29 (R) Sqn603:141298096
RFR1408Toby Fellows29 (R) Sqn100:161378727
RFR1418David Catt45 (R) Sqn1107:46831601
RFR1422Harry Greenall45 (R) Sqn100:451390045
RFR1435Eoghan Douglas45 (R) Sqn303:401439728
RFR1439Stephen Simpson29 (R) Sqn1311:13866487
RFR1442Rhys Worlock29 (R) Sqn1613:091249987
RFR1472Matt Rumsey45 (R) Sqn000:001272000
RFR1474Sarah Thompson45 (R) Sqn000:001475757
RFR1475Keenan Tighe45 (R) Sqn000:001269849
RFR1476Scott Anderson45 (R) Sqn000:001436939
RFR1478Harry East29 (R) Sqn301:581329829
RFR1479Graeme Davis45 (R) Sqn000:001076962
RFR1480Alan Byrne45 (R) Sqn000:001102385
RFR1482Avi Jack 29 (R) Sqn000:001280937
RFR1483James Brierley29 (R) Sqn000:001138460
RFR1486Ben Montgomery29 (R) Sqn000:001394700

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:


WE HOLD OURSELVES TO HIGH STANDARDS

Our flight instructors are here to assist you through the training phases accordingly but unfortunately we do not have the training capacity to teach basic IFR or VFR flying skills. If you are new to flying this may not be the place for you.

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, we check each application to for validity and compliance. You must;

  1. Have a valid VATSIM CID.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Have at at least 25 hours of IFR flight time on the VATSIM network.
  4. Own a legal copy of one of the following products:
    1. Prepar3D (Preferred)
    2. Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    3. Microsoft Flight Simulator: Steam Edition
    4. WE DO NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORT XPLANE
  5. Own a working Microphone for use with TeamSpeak 3 and VATSIM.
  6. Be able to file a flight plan, fly SIDs, STARs and approaches using raw data, follow airspace restrictions and communicate with ATC.
  7. Know how to use vPilot and Teamspeak 3.
  8. Agree to the vRAF Privacy Policy. Found Here
  9. 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 may 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.