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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) Sqn6611167:201330403
RFR1098Ciaran Longmuir120 Sqn302482:001314169
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt11 (F) Sqn323434:001321955
RFR1454Ben Cook10 Sqn3001008:071388719
RFR1001Scott Daniels56 Sqn365795:071184038
RFR1122Jack Edwards10 Sqn438623:071346724
RFR1002Matt Kingscott27 Sqn8331032:161104672
RFR1496Tom Keasley27 Sqn131164:411006788
RFR1317Lewis Anderson11 (F) Sqn90136:171233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn188311:141162638
RFR1393James Thomas11 (F) Sqn142176:071365991
RFR1440Jason Webb11 (F) Sqn7777:311207336
RFR1488Jack Sutton11 (F) Sqn4653:191335122
RFR1439Stephen Simpson29 (R) Sqn5543:46866487
RFR1534Jake Witcombe120 Sqn7882:201374788
RFR1552Ben King27 Sqn3028:011431849
RFR1555Reece Buckley10 Sqn4145:131398426
RFR1559Harry East27 Sqn96:421329829
RFR1560Agustin Miglino10 Sqn1531:48971606
RFR1562Stuart Keaney10 Sqn2629:051525988
RFR1551Jordan Townsend29 (R) Sqn2017:311278388
RFR1572Daniel Crookes14 Sqn00:001317737
RFR1574Reggie Peach45 (R) Sqn00:001473846
RFR1575Tom Heyes207 Sqn31:451678911
RFR1576Ryan Langridge45 (R) Sqn43:311282710
RFR1577Jonathan Wood60 (R) Sqn00:001427354
RFR1588Ryan Willoughby45 (R) Sqn00:001285338
RFR1591Hugh Brown207 Sqn00:001579078

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.