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.

24

Current Pilots

6879

Total Flights

11,312

Total Hours Flown

170

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 Lee Roberts
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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.



Air Officer Commanding 1 Group (AOC 1 Group)

AVM Charlie Trewhitt
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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)

AVM Ben Cook
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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
RFR1205Lee Roberts11 (F) Sqn6421131:101330403
RFR1315Charlie Trewhitt617 Sqn281373:571321955
RFR1454Ben Cook10 Sqn266912:311388719
RFR1001Scott Daniels56 Sqn345752:521184038
RFR1002Matt Kingscott27 Sqn8101014:281104672
RFR1028Phil Pegman47 Sqn193321:021243898
RFR1098Ciaran Longmuir120 Sqn274417:181314169
RFR1122Jack Edwards41 (R) Sqn410564:241346724
RFR1139Aron Griffiths617 Sqn166178:451355925
RFR1065Trevor Hannant99 Sqn123416:331240481
RFR1107Joshua Seagrave70 Sqn123257:091331271
RFR1317Lewis Anderson11 (F) Sqn87132:441233663
RFR1367Mark Middleton10 Sqn153234:271162638
RFR1393James Thomas11 (F) Sqn119151:011365991
RFR1496Tom Keasley27 Sqn8398:251006788
RFR1440Jason Webb11 (F) Sqn7373:281207336
RFR1488Jack Sutton11 (F) Sqn4451:081335122
RFR1489James Jarman11 (F) Sqn9377:341466953
RFR1534Jake Witcombe120 Sqn5859:061374788
RFR1439Stephen Simpson29 (R) Sqn4938:22866487
RFR1490Deniz Ozdil29 (R) Sqn8862:081349071
RFR1544Adam Cherrison29 (R) Sqn911:281492509
RFR1545Lewis Allardyce29 (R) Sqn1517:571490324

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