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About RAAF Virtual

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.

Your Virtual Career

Phase 1
vOfficer Training

All new applicants progress through a face to face interview process to provide an opportunity for us to outline what you will expect as a RAAFv member, after which, new Officer Applicants will progress through initial training at vOfficer Training School.

Phase 2
Basic Flying Training

Following vOTS, vOfficer Cadets will progress to ab initio flying training where the fundamentals of military flying is taught in the DA40 NG prior to moving to the Pilatus PC-21 at 1FTS.

Phase 3
Advanced Flying Training

Moving to v2FTS, pilots will learn advanced navigation, formation and tactical flying in the Pilatus PC-21. Upon completion of v2FTS, Pilots will gain their wings!

Phase 4
Operational Conversion

Be it Fast Jet or Multi-engine pathways, after completion of 2FTS, all pilots progress to an operational conversion phase where they will learn to fly and operate their front line airframe tactically.

Phase 5
Front Line Squadron

After completion of Operational Conversion, pilots finally are able to take the reins of their front line airframe, though many will choose to excel in other areas such as different aircraft types, Air Traffic Control or even the opportunity to be part of the vRoulettes Aerobatic Team.

Flying a Desk

For those who are more administratively minded, opportunities for promotion within RAAF Virtual exist, and climbing the ranks to man various senior posts provide opportunities to help shape the future of RAAF Virtual.

Virtual Roulettes

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Upcoming RAAF Virtual Events


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Letter of Agreement to RAAF Virtual

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 hqaf@raafvirtual.org

To view the full details of the LOA, please click here.