Welcome to RAAF Virtual.org

A virtual military organisation serving Australia and the South Pacific

What we do

RAAF Virtual is a volunteer run group comprised of civilian, active duty, and overseas (worldwide) participants. We fly flight operations in Australia, New Zealand and all over the world. This organisation mirrors our real world counterpart, and pays homage to the men and women who serve with the Australian Defence Force.

RAAF Virtual undertakes a variety of missions on the VATSIM network including Tactical and Strategic Strike, Air Superiority, Airborne Early Warning & Control, Maritime Patrol and Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Flight Test and Evaluation, Special Operations, Humanitarian airlift and other substantial core and support missions.

We continually strive for realistic, educational yet fun operations on a day to day basis. RAAF Virtual operates a modern fleet of aircraft. RAAF Virtual is committed to fleet modernization, the test, evaluation, and practical application of new technologies to achieve greater realism than ever before. We continue to seek quality team members to help lead us through our growing role in the VATSIM Special Operations community.


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Fast Jet Stream

Do you like flying fast military jets within a realistic environment? Then the Fast Jet stream may be the path for you. We offer a large range of courses in the F/A-18 Hornets and soon F35's!

  • F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet
  • F/A-18F Super Hornet/ Growler
  • F-35/A Lightning II

Heavy Stream

Does the cargo, tactical or Long transport stream of the RAAF interest you? The Heavy Stream may be the way for you! We offer courses in various aircraft which are used for these purposes in the real RAAF!

  • Boeing C17 Globemaster III
  • Boeing B737 Fleet (Wedgetail/BBJ/P8A)
  • Airbus KC30 MRTT
  • Many others!

Air Traffic Control Stream

Do you like controlling on the vatsim network? Then the Air Traffic Control Stream may be the path for you. We offer a large range of courses in Military ATC on ground stations to Airborne military controlling.

  • Military Tower Control
  • Military Centre Control
  • Joint Battlefield Air Control
  • Military ATC Instructor

Letter of Agreement
Release of Restricted Airspace to RAAFv

RAAF Virtual has been granted a Letter of Agreement with VATPAC with regards to the management of releasing activate Restricted Airspace to RAAFv AEW&C Pilots and the allocation of air to air/ground frequencies designated for use by RAAFv.

All RAAFv Members should read this and be aware of the conditions as stipulated. Any questions should be directed to the vCAF Tom Richards.

To view the full details of the LOA, please click the button below.

Fly with us today to experience the best training offered in the virtual world of military simulation!

Joining Us

We are open for application from any person 16 years and over whom are located in a time zone that can participate with our group (Australian time zones are +8 to +13 UTC) and depending on circumstances we can be flexible on even that requirement.

Before considering to register with RAAF Virtual, please consider the following questions and statements:

  • Why do you want to join RAAF Virtual?
  • Am I registered on VATSIM?
  • Do I have my own copy of Prepar3D v3 or above and can my computer system run it adequately?
  • Do I have Discord installed and working correctly?
  • Can I commit to a minimum of at least 1 hr of flight every 30 days?

The following equipment is required for online flight operations:

  • Headset with microphone
  • Flight Control Systems (Joystick, etc.)
  • Stable and suitable speed internet connection (ADSL or faster)

If your interested in becoming a member then: CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.

Fly with us today to experience the best training offered in the virtual world of military simulation!

Contact us

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us!

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