As a flight simmer, you’ve probably tried your hand at flying all sorts of aircraft. Flying a cargo jet in to a smooth landing at minimums is something you might be able to do easily.

Try your hand at this scenario: landing a heavy C-5 in the harsh weather of the Poles as you touch down on an all-ice runway in McMurdo Station. One wrong move and your bird will skid off the mark and possibly damage supplies that are desperately needed by the area’s scientists. In this simulated scenario with real consequences to the mission, failure is not an option. Things like this happen every day during vUSAF’s Operation Deep Freeze within the Air Mobility Command.

Or perhaps you prefer speed and have logged many hours on Concorde, breaking the sound barrier to cross the pond in record time. As a virtual airman in vUSAF’s Air Combat Command, you’ll spend a lot of your time in excess of Mach 1. The ability to move with speed and precision is paramount when approaching your target with your hand hovering over the button to drop your payload of bombs. But, during events such as the recent Operation Key Resolve, the enemy is up in the air with you – an enemy that will do whatever it takes to make sure you don’t succeed in your mission. Where most others would panic, the vUSAF airmen uses their well-trained instinct and tactics to eliminate the threat and keep our airspace safe.

With the recent development of the ACMI gauge, a completely free utility available to all vUSAF airmen, the line between reality and fantasy blurs even further. All missile-equipped fighters come with two wing- loads full of armament, making the fight extend BVR (beyond visual range). If your missile misses, you’ll always have your guns…at least until you run out of ammo and the ACMI gauge gives you that heart- stalling click of an empty magazine. Popping flares and chaff as you race to land at the nearest Air Force base, decked out with completely free payware-quality scenery, you somehow manage to evade the enemy and land amongst framerate-friendly models of your brothers and sisters in arms. The parked aircraft in the Continue reading


Virtual U.S. Air Force – No One Comes Close

The stripes, bars, oak leaves, eagles and stars that are awarded in vUSAF tell us all in our organization

That we are a leader. Strong, positive leadership is crucial in the vUSAF and in other areas of our organization

that you may be interested in, and the rank that you earn illustrates visible symbols of leadership and authority that the vUSAF has placed on YOU!

But being a leader is just more than the rank that you earn. The lessons that you will learn in Vusaf will help you develop as an Officer .

So if you have the ability and desire to become a vUSAF Pilot and want to pass the essentials of leadership on to your fellow Pilots

Come and join our organization of the Vusaf for 2013 and help others as much as it will help you.



Virtual United States Air Force – 20th Fighter Wing – Victory By Valor

20 FW Vision:
Become the most feared virtual Viper drivers on the internet through vigorous training, realistic scenarios, robust participation, and staunch camaraderie

The 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW) is home to the virtual United States Air Force’s (vUSAF) only dual simulator wing flying the world’s premier multirole fighter aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, affectionately known as the Viper.  The 20 FW is currently parent unit of two fighter squadrons, the 55th and 77th.  The 55th Fighter Squadron (Fighting Fifty Fifth) is an Flight Simulator X (FSX) based unit flying the F-16. The 55 FS utilizes a variety of add on F-16 aircraft including the Iris Simulations F-16D Viper.  This aircraft, along with the vUSAF’s patented ACMI gauge, provide the most advanced F-16 combat operations in FSX and on VATSIM.  The 77th Fighter Squadron (Gamblers) flies the Viper located within the venerable Falcon 4.0 simulator first released in 1998.  The 77 FS utilizes the latest update by Benchmark Sims (BMS) making it the best purpose built F-16 combat simulator for the PC, period. The 55th and 77th have unprecedented cooperation and combine to make this the premier wing in the vUSAF.

We take inexperienced or low-time pilots and turn them into fully qualified Viper drivers through an extensive training program designed to get the pilot into the air. Additionally, the 20 FW brings the best of both FSX and BMS into one unit.  Pilots are assigned to either the 55th or 77th based on their primary platform preference.  Choose the 55 FS and you’ll be assigned to Air Education and Training Command (AETC) where you’ll progress through Initial Flight Training (IFT), Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT), and Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) before you be assigned to Air Combat Command (ACC) and ultimately, the 20 FW.  Choose the 77th and you’ll complete a Fighter Lead-In course before transitioning into the Continue reading


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