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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 and is assisted by:

Deputy Commander (Operations), is deputy to CAS. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of 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 Total Flights Total Hours Vatsim ID AWACS / Fighter Controller
RFR1205Lee Roberts11 (F) Sqn6831201:071330403
RFR1098Ciaran Longmuir120 Sqn304488:531314169
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt11 (F) Sqn326442:021321955
RFR1454Ben Cook10 Sqn3141038:211388719
RFR1001Scott Daniels56 Sqn365795:071184038
RFR1122Jack Edwards10 Sqn445634:071346724
RFR1002Matt Kingscott27 Sqn8381036:141104672
RFR1496Tom Keasley27 Sqn137170:221006788
RFR1317Lewis Anderson11 (F) Sqn90136:171233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn198332:191162638
RFR1393James Thomas11 (F) Sqn144182:471365991
RFR1440Jason Webb11 (F) Sqn7980:581207336
RFR1488Jack Sutton11 (F) Sqn4653:191335122
RFR1555Reece Buckley10 Sqn61115:491398426
RFR1560Agustin Miglino10 Sqn1848:32971606
RFR1562Stuart Keaney10 Sqn3238:261525988
RFR1439Stephen Simpson29 (R) Sqn5745:22866487
RFR1534Jake Witcombe120 Sqn7982:311374788
RFR1552Ben King27 Sqn3431:571431849
RFR1559Harry East27 Sqn119:031329829
RFR1551Jordan Townsend29 (R) Sqn2017:311278388
RFR1572Daniel Crookes14 Sqn21:441317737
RFR1577Jonathan Wood60 (R) Sqn00:001427354
RFR1594Craig Hughes207 Sqn10:58812429
RFR1596Ali Atiz45 (R) Sqn00:001570466
RFR1597Joshua Broadbent207 Sqn63:481603625
RFR1598Conor Lockley207 Sqn41:401587012
RFR1602Ashley Masvingise45 (R) Sqn00:001374202
RFR1604Jack Hindle45 (R) Sqn00:001338653
RFR1607Hayden Chapman60 (R) Sqn00:001483593
RFR1608John Batten10 Sqn00:001256537

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 (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.