Rules & Regulations

​Organization Name & Purpose

  1. The organization is known as Virtual Armed Forces (VAF).
  2. The mission of the Virtual Armed Forces is to foster camaraderie and friendship in an online club in which we use real life tactics and knowledge to achieve a positive outcome in a simulated hostile environment. We also strive to achieve a high degree of training in all aspects possible of combat flight simulation, and model that training as closely as possible in our scenarios.
  3. The VAF is a joint forces unit group based on several different real life active and inactive squadrons.
  4. The VAF conducts organized missions including air-to-air, strike, close air support, and helicopter support.
  5. The VAF spends a lot of time training our members in realistic combat tactics and flight procedures. If it is your intention to use the VAF training as a way to qualify for another group or squadron, please don’t waste our time.


  1. Membership includes regular members, directors, a senior advisor, squadron trainers, and instructor pilots.
    1. Regular Members are regular participates in VAF activities who don’t belong to other DCS organizations and wish to belong to VAF. Members may be pilots of supported DCS modules, act as controllers (i.e. AWACS, ATC, FAC), etc.
      1. Each member has a wing level assigned based on training level achieved
      2. Block 1 is required to be on the roster and block 4 in order to receive your custom VAF skin. It is expected that all members work towards completing all 6 Blocks.
  2. Directors are members of the organization that have been invited by the existing Board of Directors to participate in the governance of VAF.
  3. The Senior Advisor is the senior active member of VAF who participates in director discussions and advises directors on VAF issues regarding members and operations. The senior is selected and invited by majority vote of directors.
  4. The Squadron Trainer is a regular member selected by the squadron (vote, consensus, only volunteer, etc.) who is an expert with the squadron airframe and systems and provides specific training on the airframe and the use of its systems.
  5. The Instructor Pilots are responsible for block training and the training of VAF standards. The IPs will sign off of pilots completion of a block as well as required check rides. All Members are required to have the ability to use the primary communication method.
  6. Members are required to pick a primary squadron to use for participation in VAF events (training, and organized events). A different air frame may be used in special circumstances and during VAF organized events.
  7. Members are not allowed to belong to other Digital Combat Simulator Squadrons.
  8. Members shall be at least 18 years of age, have a good quality computer and HOTAS control system, have a good quality microphone headset and a good quality and stable internet connection.
  9. Members shall provide a call sign that does not conflict with any weapon, vehicle, aircraft or system, or with any other current members call sign. If a call sign is not provided, the VAF will assign one.
  10. Members must complete and receive their Block 4 (Gold Single Star Wings) as soon as possible. The Instructor Pilots will monitor and track the members progress. The instructor pilots may sign off a member block with a check ride if their skill warrants fast progression. If the Instructor Pilots feel a member is not actively working towards completing the required Wing they are to bring it to the board for discussion.
  11. Blocks 1-4 are to be completed in order. Blocks 5 and 6 can be completed in any order however Block 5 must be complete before Block 6 pin issued.
Wing Level Qualifications
instructor Instructor Pilot - Pilot has met all of the requirements necessary to be qualified to instruct all other pilots in all operations including basic flight through all combat operations.
block 6 Block 6 Completed - Pilot has met all requirements in training and has shown the necessary profficiency in all Air To Air operations.
block 5 Block 5 Completed - Pilot has met all requirements in training and has shown the necessary profficiency in all Air To Ground operations.
block 4 Block 4 Completed - Pilot has met all requirements in training and has shown the necessary profficiency in all formation and Tactical Turns.
block 3 Block 3 Completed - Pilot has met all requirements in training and has shown the necessary profficiency in all aerobatic and recovery maneuvering.
block 2 Block 2 Completed - Pilot has met all requirements in training and has shown the necessary profficiency in understanding navigion aids.
block 1 Block 1 Completed - Pilot has met all requirements in training and has shown the necessary profficiency in all basic flight operations.


  1. Group communication is through the primary communication method.
  2. VAF events are posted on a shared electronic calendar only accessible only by VAF members, and in the primary communication medium.
  3. At a minimum, weekly VAF group training and an organized mission event will be conducted. Exceptions may be made for holidays or other extenuating circumstances.

ARTICLE V Governance

  1. The VAF is governed by a board consisting of one member per official active squadron.
  2. Rules, by-laws, instructional content and member administration is carried out by the board of directors.
  3. All decisions are determined by majority vote of the board of directors.
  4. New board members are invited when a new squadron is formed or an existing board member leaves or steps down?
  5. If a director one board member decides or wishes to be removed from the board of directors, they must make the board aware of their request and the board will vote on a new director. Directors can be removed by super majority vote of other directors. For this purpose, a super majority is a unanimous vote of all but the director being voted on.
  6. All squadrons shall have a minimum of 4 active members before any new active squadrons are formed. New squadrons require a min of 2 pilots, preferably 4 in order to be formed. Most of the time, only 1 new squadron at a time should be formed, but if there are enough new pilots, multiple may be formed simultaneously.
  7. Primary squadrons shall only be high-fidelity, study-level aircraft. Lower fidelity modules are only permissible in secondary roles where a high fidelity aircraft is not available eg Mig29 or Su27 for air to air training.
  8. The board approves official documentation and communication’s representing the before use and publishing: Examples include but are not limited to website recruitment, VAF testing documents, statements related to VAF business or documents related to official training materials.
  9. Continued violations by any member after being warned can result in expulsion from the group.


  1. Administrative:
    1. Primary communication medium is Discord.
    2. Shared electronic calendar is Google Calendar.
    3. Primary squadrons: Carrier Air Wing 7: VFA-136 Knighthawks (F/A-18C), 111th Fighter Sqaudron Ace-in-Hole Squadron (F-16C Blk 50), 75th Fighter Squadron Tiger Sharks (A-10C II), VFA-131 Wildcats (F/A-18C, dormant)
  2. Active Member: All members must attend at least one flight event on a bi-weekly basis or a minimum of 3 events per month. If you are a member and you cannot meet the minimum requirements for a short period, you must inform the board. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a period of three months you will be placed on the inactive members list and will not be allowed to participate in any organized event without board consent.
  3. The VAF is a non-political, non-partisan organization. It is against the policy of this group to discuss potentially volatile issues related to politics or religion. Any extended discussions or political or religious proselytizing will be subject to review.
  4. Members shall not pedantically defame or make inflammatory remarks towards any other member.