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vRAF

vRAF simulates the Royal Air Force’s domestic and global operations on the VATSIM network. Operating a wide range of frontline and support aircraft over multiple simulator platforms, providing an opportunity for everyone.

VATSIM is the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation network, connecting people from around the world flying online or acting as virtual Air Traffic Controllers.

VATSIM UK is the community for pilots and controllers who partake in the VATSIM network within the United Kingdom.

Virtual Special Operations Administration (VSOA) are the govening body who oversee all military operations on the VATSIM network.

Air Command

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

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

Pilot Roster

Pilot ID Name Squadron Rank Total Flights Total Hours Vatsim ID AWACS / Fighter Controller
RFR1205Lee Roberts11 (F) Sqn6591165:161330403
RFR1098Ciaran Longmuir120 Sqn291440:461314169
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt11 (F) Sqn306406:261321955
RFR1454Ben Cook10 Sqn270915:591388719
RFR1001Scott Daniels56 Sqn360774:071184038
RFR1002Matt Kingscott27 Sqn8291028:311104672
RFR1122Jack Edwards10 Sqn424588:021346724
RFR1317Lewis Anderson11 (F) Sqn90136:171233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn172253:101162638
RFR1393James Thomas11 (F) Sqn133165:141365991
RFR1496Tom Keasley27 Sqn108120:421006788
RFR1139Aron Griffiths29 (R) Sqn166178:451355925
RFR1440Jason Webb11 (F) Sqn7575:161207336
RFR1488Jack Sutton11 (F) Sqn4552:061335122
RFR1439Stephen Simpson29 (R) Sqn5543:46866487
RFR1490Deniz Ozdil29 (R) Sqn9470:331349071
RFR1534Jake Witcombe120 Sqn7379:171374788
RFR1552Ben King27 Sqn2018:281431849
RFR1555Reece Buckley10 Sqn2829:051398426
RFR1562Stuart Keaney10 Sqn1920:151525988
RFR1544Adam Cherrison29 (R) Sqn1012:361492509
RFR1551Jordan Townsend29 (R) Sqn128:211278388
RFR1559Harry East60 (R) Sqn74:321329829
RFR1560Agustin Miglino10 Sqn10:18971606
RFR1563Vincent Farrow45 (R) Sqn10:581370346
RFR1571Lewis Corcoran45 (R) Sqn00:001316430
RFR1572Daniel Crookes14 Sqn00:001317737

Join Us

Thank you for your interest in the Virtual Royal Air Force, we are pleased that you are interested in joining us. We are a unique organisation 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 front line pilot.

Requirements for Membership


All applications are screened for validity and compliance. Applicants 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. Be able to file a flight plan, fly SIDs, STARs and approaches using raw data, follow airspace restrictions and communicate with ATC
  5. A good working knowledge of a supported simulator:
    1. Prepar3D
    2. X-Plane 11
    3. Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    4. Microsoft Flight Simulator: Steam Edition
    5. Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS)
  6. Own a working microphone for use with Discord and VATSIM.
  7. Know how to use vPilot\xPilot
  8. Agree to the vRAF Privacy Policy. Found Here
  9. Agree to abide by the vRAF Operations Manual. Found Here

Application Process


Step 1: Registration

Tick the box at the bottom of this section to confirm that you meet the membership requirements and then complete the online registration form.


Step 2: Theoretical Knowledge Assessment

After initial screening, a short theoretical exam will be sent to the e-mail address provided in your application. Please remember to check your junk mail.


Good Luck!

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