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.


30

Current Pilots

6122

Total Flights

10,174

Total Hours Flown

160

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
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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 Lee Roberts
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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.

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 Sqn722892:491104672
RFR1122Jack Edwards617 Sqn388519:231346724
RFR1205Lee Roberts11 (F) Sqn544989:351330403
RFR1098Ciaran Longmuir120 Sqn254383:431314169
RFR1001Scott Daniels8 Sqn318701:131184038
RFR1028Phil Pegman47 Sqn159248:341243898
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt617 Sqn243318:441321955
RFR1374David Bruce11 (F) Sqn89115:571437336
RFR1454Ben Cook10 Sqn195661:041388719
RFR1139Aron Griffiths617 Sqn164176:511355925
RFR1065Trevor Hannant99 Sqn120413:151240481
RFR1107Joshua Seagrave70 Sqn121255:391331271
RFR1317Lewis Anderson11 (F) Sqn85129:571233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn122202:121162638
RFR1379Per-Kristian Jensen11 (F) Sqn113130:39885486
RFR1393James Thomas11 (F) Sqn101134:151365991
RFR1275David Woods99 Sqn40106:591240077
RFR1397Pheonix Taylor10 Sqn4277:501393124
RFR1496Tom Keasley27 Sqn3637:091006788
RFR1440Jason Webb29 (R) Sqn4743:461207336
RFR1488Jack Sutton29 (R) Sqn2631:181335122
RFR1340Harry Cameron29 (R) Sqn63:141298096
RFR1418David Catt45 (R) Sqn1612:41831601
RFR1422Harry Greenall45 (R) Sqn10:451390045
RFR1439Stephen Simpson29 (R) Sqn2720:51866487
RFR1489James Jarman29 (R) Sqn3822:351466953
RFR1490Deniz Ozdil29 (R) Sqn187:571349071
RFR1511Karl Hughes60 (R) Sqn42:471151975
RFR1534Jake Witcombe45 (R) Sqn4037:591374788
RFR1535Brandon Payne29 (R) Sqn21:241346215

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