RAAF Virtual Squadrons



vAir Force Training Group

vAFTG manages the training of RAAF Virtual aircrew through the Air Academy at RAAFv Base East Sale in Victoria & RAAFv Base Pearce in Western Australia. Also responsible for activities at RAAFv Base Point Cook, including Elementary Flying Training and Heritage flight activities, vAFTG is one of the busiest groups in RAAF Virtual.

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400 Squadron

Airframe : Diamond DA-40 NG
Location : RAAFv Base Point Cook, VIC
Platforms : MSFS

400 Squadron flies the Diamond DA-40 NG out of RAAFv Base Point Cook in Victoria as part of the Elementary Flying Training Course for all new aircrew.

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No 1 Flying Training School

Airframe : Pilatus PC-21
Location : RAAFv Base East Sale, VIC
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

No 1 Flying Training School trains new aircrew on miltiary flying techniques, VFR, IFR and navigation on the Pilatus PC-21 at RAAFv Base East Sale in Victoria.

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No 2 Flying Training School

Airframe : Pilatus PC-21
Location : RAAFv Base Pearce, WA
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

No 2 Flying Training School trains 1FTS graduates on advanced miltiary flying techniques, formation and low level navigation on the Pilatus PC-21 at RAAFv Base Pearce in Western Australia.

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32 Squadron / AMTS

Airframe : Beechcraft King Air 350
Location : RAAFv Base East Sale, VIC
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

Aircrew wanting to move onto multi-engine aircraft, such as the C-17 Globemaster III, C-27 Spartan or 737, all progress to 32SQN for training on multi-engine aircraft at RAAFv Base East Sale.

Those wanting to pursue weapons systems officer roles will progress through Air Mission Training School (AMTS) closely linked with 32SQN.

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Central Flying School

Airframe : Pilatus PC-21
Location : RAAFv Base East Sale, VIC
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

Central Flying School is home to the Virtual Roulettes display team and RAAF Virtual's Flying Instructor Course. All RAAF Virtual Qualified Flight Instructors (QFI) must complete a course to determine their ability to teach aircrew. Only truly exceptional aircrew with at least 6 months on a front line aircraft type are able to join the ranks of RAAF Virtual QFIs.



vAir Mobility Group

As one of the largest Force Element Groups (FEG), vAir Mobility Group is tasked with vADF's combat air mobility capability, be it logistics, air-to-air refuelling or aeromedical evacuation amongst others.

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33 Squadron

Airframe : KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport
Location : RAAFv Base Amberley, QLD
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

Operating the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) a modified Airbus A330 airframe, 33 Squadron performs air-to-air refuelling, troop movement and aeromedical evacuation roles for RAAF Virtual.

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34 Squadron

Airframe : Boeing 737-700 Business Jet
Location : vDefence Establishment Fairbairn, ACT
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

The BBJs of 34 Squadron provide an agile transport capability that can carry Government and staff within Australia and overseas.

The BBJ has a crew of up to six (pilot, co-pilot, and up to four crew attendants) and is capable of carrying up to 30 passengers.

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35 Squadron

Airframe : C-27J Spartan
Location : RAAFv Base Amberley, QLD
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

The C-27J Spartan complements RAAF Virtual's existing air mobility fleet.

35 Squadron provides airlift of people, equipment and supplies in Australia and the Oceanic region, operating from unsurfaced airstrips, and supporting humanitarian missions in remote locations.

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36 Squadron

Airframe : C-17A Globemaster III
Location : RAAFv Base Amberley, QLD
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

The C-17A Globemaster III provides RAAF Virtual with an unprecedented capacity for strategic airlift. It allows RAAF Virtual to rapidly deploy troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world.

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37 Squadron

Airframe : C-130J Hercules
Location : RAAFv Base Richmond, NSW
Platforms : P3D

37 Squadron operates the C-130J Hercules to deliver cargo to airfields with short unsurfaced runways, and airdrop cargo and paratroops by parachute.

The C-130J Hercules can carry up to 128 passengers, or eight pallets of cargo. It can work alongside other airlifters, including the C-27J Spartan and C-17A Globemaster III.



vAir Combat Group

vAir Combat Group controls all RAAF Virtual's fast-jet combat aircraft to enable control of the air and conduct precision air strikes.

vAir Combat Group also maintains a busy training schedule for RAAF Virtual front line currencies, including participating in important exercises such as Exercises Virtual Pitch Black in Australia and Virtual Red Flag in the United States.

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79 Squadron

Airframe : Hawk 127
Location : RAAFv Base Pearce, WA
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

The Hawk is a low-wing, all-metal aircraft, fitted with a navigation and attack system, and powered by a single Adour Mk 871 turbofan engine.

Fast Jet streamed aircrew complete an Introductory Fighter Course at RAAF Base Pearce with the Hawk 127, which includes general flying, instrument flying, formation flying, night flying and navigation.

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76 Squadron

Airframe : Hawk 127
Location : RAAFv Base Williamtown, NSW
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

Graduates then progress to an advanced course at RAAF Base Williamtown for air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons training with the Hawk. Only then can pilots progress to conversion to the F/A-18F Super Hornet or F-35A Lightning II.

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3 Squadron

Airframe : F-35A Lightning II
Location : RAAFv Base Williamtown, NSW
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

Operated by 3 Squadron, the F-35A Lightning II is the RAAF Virtual's first fifth-generation air combat capability. It is a highly advanced multi-role, supersonic, stealth fighter which will meet our requirements to defeat current and emerging threats.

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77 Squadron

Airframe : F/A-18A Hornet
Location : RAAFv Base Williamtown, NSW
Platforms : DCS

Based at RAAFv Base Williamtown, No 77 Squadron operates the RAAF Virtual's only Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) specific squadron. Aircrew train the existing RAAF Virtual syllabus using the DCS platform and specialist instructors to ensure that the high standards of RAAF Virtual are upheld, regardless of platform.



Surveillance & Response Group

Formerly Surveillance and Control, and Maritime Patrol Groups. vSRG's motto 'Foremost Sentinel' encapsulates the Group's contribution as the early warning and response capability of the RAAF Virtual.

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2 Squadron

Airframe : E-7A Wedgetail
Location : RAAFv Base Williamtown, NSW
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

With its ability to command and control large areas of airspace, the Wedgetail’s ability to coordinate a joint air, sea and land battle in real time significantly increases the effectiveness of RAAF Virtual.

Coupled with a VATSIM qualified Fighter Controller, E-7A Wedgetail teams coordinate tactical activities on the VATSIM network.

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11 Squadron

Airframe : P-8A Poseidon
Location : RAAFv Base Edinburgh, SA
Platforms : P3D/MSFS

With its highly impressive technical attributes, the P-8A Poseidon brings flexibility, responsiveness and attack capability to the Joint Force in its primary roles of Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Maritime Surveillance and Search and Rescue.

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