Thank you for your interest in the Virtual Royal Air Force. 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.
All applications are screened for validity and compliance. Applicants must:
Complete the registration form entering as much detail as you can.
After initial an screening, applicants will be invited to complete a short theoretical exam. The exam is open book and timed. Please ensure you complete it promptly upon receiving the invite for the exam.
Your application is successful. To ensure new pilots are able to complete initial training within a reasonable time frame, we carefully balance instructor availability against the number of students on each aircraft type we may place your application into a hold pool until a training place becomes available on your chosen type.
When a training place becomes available that matches the aircraft types you requested, an offer of training will be made. Due to the demand for training we must ask that you respond this offer within 7 days of it being made.
Congratulations you are now a member vRAF! Now the hard work begins, your training will be split into several phases.
Certain front line aircraft require an initial training phase that will cover basic military flying skills. This will be conducted on either the Tutor, Phenom or Texan. If this phase is required it will be made clear in the training place offer.
This phase will be on the front line aircraft type where you will learn how to operate your chosen aircraft type.
During this phase of training you will learn how to operate your aircraft to its full operational capability whether that be Air to Air refuelling to Air to Surface operations to combat search and rescue.
Each phase ends with a practical examination where you will be tested on all skills you have been taught during that phase. Upon successful completion of your final check flight you will be promoted and posted to a front line squadron where you will be able to take part in all operations with vRAF and other VSO partners around the world. Once you reach this stage there are opportunities for you to train on other aircraft types that vRAF operate so you won’t always have to be limited to one type.
We look forward to receiving your application and flying with you soon.
By ticking the box you confirm that you meet all the requirements for membership stated above.
Please ensure that all information is truthful and accurate
Date of Birth
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Please indicate below which simulator you will primarily use for vRAF. Some airframe types are limited to certain simulators. We no longer support any variant of Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX).
Please select your aircraft type preferences. Where possible we will allocate you your first preference. Should a training palace become available for your second preference then this will be offered to you in the first instance. If you would like to only train on 1 specific type then please set both preferences to the same aircraft, but be aware that this may lead to longer waiting times for training.
Please do not apply for an aircraft that is not available for the simulator you use.
Now we would like to get to know you a little more, please use the following questions to tell us about yourself. Try to keep your answers to a reasonable length and no more than 150 words each
What flying experience do you have in flight sim or real world that you feel would be relevant during your time in vRAF?
What is your motivation for joining vRAF?
Do you have any other relevant experience or information that you feel would benefit you and or vRAF during your time with us?
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