Description
USA Virtual Air Force intends to be a virtual simulation air force on the pilot level. Our pilots are flying missions and routes in Microsoft Flight Simulator Plattform on their own computers, primary FSX but also supports FS9.

Our Goal
is to bring like minded flight simulator pilots together and give them new and different challenges to achieve using their flight simulator program and skills. Pilots will be able to obtain higher ranks and more hours as they progress with their virtual pilot career. 
Internet
USAVAF has its own website at www.usavaf.com. All @usavaf.com emails are considered official from USAVAF Virtual staff. Any other mean of communication is considered official if includes our URL. If there are any concerns or questions, please send an email to founder and owner of USAVAF - Commander of USAVAF
USAVAF Regulations
1. Pilots.
The Virtual Pilots are those who have been approved to join USAVAF and have successfully completed all basic flight training requirements and written exams. You must be 16 years or above to join USAVAF!!
2. Transfer flight hours (10% Rule).
Pilot's that join USAVAF that have verifiable flight hours from other VA's, can be brought over.
a) Pilot can prove the flight hours from other VA, evaluated by Commander of USAVAF and Chief of Staff.
b) No more than 10% of their total time and not to exceed 500 Hrs in total.
c) Once hours are verified, those hours will reflect after basic training is completed.
3. Pilots Admission.
Applicants are encouraged to review the USAVAF Commands and choose a Career Path reflecting their desired Command as per their request on the application form at the Recruiting Center.

a) Candidates will be evaluated by Staff, when approved an email and activation will sent to the Cadet.
b) The Cadet will then be transferred to ATC Command and Training AFB as per application requested.
c) The Cadet will participate in 4 basic flight training missions and pass 5 online exams. During flight training, Cadet's must file flight reports (pireps). 10 hours is estimated time for total flight training. If you reach more than 10 hours, you must contact the Air Education Training Commander. Reaching the 10 hours in training will also promote the Cadet to 2nd lieutenant.
d) Upon successful completion, The Cadet will have their graduation flight "Online with a member of Command Staff" and fly their assigned aircraft to their requested Command and Home AFB.
e) Upon arrival at the Cadets Home AFB and Command they will be Commissioned and receive their USVAF Pilot Certificate. And from there on the pilot is advised to participate in missions and flight routes.
f) Once normal flight operations starts from Pilots Home AFB, the only aircraft that is authorized for the Pilot to fly is his assigned aircraft. All flight reporting will be done by using this aircraft and tail number. The only time a Pilot may fly any other aircraft than his/her assigned aircarft is when directed by his/her chain of Command.

Note: For Pilots that seek more challenges such as advanced training, PPL (Private Pilot License), this will be offered as optional training. You can at any time request to be transferred to Air Training Base for advanced traning. Please contact the Air Education Training Commander if this is your interest.

4. Promotions.
Promotions; are restricted to pilots already on the roster and must meet the following reuqirements:
a) Have ther required flight hours for the next higher rank (see Operations area/Command structure) and recomendations from respective Chain of Command.
b) Matching requested hours in the Air Force, Wing or Squadron.
c) All promotions are approved by Commander of USAVAF/Chief of Staff.

Exception
;
Command Staff can override required promotion program (rank and hours) by requesting 'In field promotion'. In Field Promotion is when command-staff agree to promote personal regardless of hours or rank to a higher position, and necessary for USA Virtual Air Force survival. In Field promotions can only be approved by Command Staff.
5. Commands.
Pilots are assigned to one command, as requested on their application, from which they shall receive their flight assignments.

Note: Those Pilots requesting transfer to another command will retain their rank with the understanding that seniority in their new command will not be a factor until they have accumulated 50 flight hours with the new command, according above section a, b, & c.
6. Assigned missions.
The only mandatory mission is basic training, one (1) mission must be completed in 7 days. Other missions are available, prior to starting the mission, the chain of command must be notified..
7. Flight Reports.
Flight Reports are mandatory in order to be included in the logbook.
8. Transfer Requests.
May be submitted through your Chain of Command. A minimum of 50 Flight hours and qualified in type aircraft must be met before transfer is considered. Not all transfers will be approved quickly. The needs of USAVAF will be met first. The Commander of USAVAF/Chief of Staff has the authority to grant the transfer request waiving the above requirements.
9. Removal from Roster.
Any pilot without a single report within 30 Days will be considered inactive and placed on status leave. Pilots that are on leave status due to inactivity will be removed after a period of 15 Days.
NEW FEATURES - March 2010 !!
10.MAC Flight
.
We understand real life sometimes prevents our pilots to be able to participate in operations overseas. There may not be time for 8 -12 hour flights. Therefore we are now offering MAC flights for pilots that are able to participate at least a couple hours in a week . The MAC flight is a flight that will take you to the Operation (Scene of action) you will there have your aircraft prepared and ready to put in combat. Below are the regulations for MAC Flights.

a) Command Staff and all pilots have the option of MAC Flights.
b) MAC Flights are only permitted to be used for overseas flights in support of overseas (normally outside US) USAVAF Operations.
c) MAC flights must be requested and  authorised by Commanders.
- Pilots if you need a MAC flight to a OMS, send a request to your Commander.
d) Depending on the duration of an operation, a pilot permitted a MAC Flight must participate in a minimum number of sorties (As an example, 2-3 sorties in a 7 day operation are required)
e.) Normal PIREP must be filed for a MAC flight.
- Comments Section must state, “MAC Flight granted by Commander XXX”
- The PIREP will show the type of MAC aircraft actually flown in “as a passenger”
- Zero hours will be claimed on a MAC PIREP
f.) MAC Flights will operate from AFB convenient to Pilot’s PBO. Pilot must fly to that base, using his normal, assigned aircraft and may claim the flight hours on a normal PIREP.
g.) USING ACCELERATED TIME.  Pilots not using MAC Flight to deploy to an overseas operation may use accelerated time. PIREPS must be adjusted to show real time duration. As an example, an 8 hour flight flown in 2 hours of real time using accelerated time will only have 2 hours credited.



11. Aircraft Rating.
To gain more flexibility for both the Pilot and USAVAF have implemented Aircraft rating. The Aircraft ratings will let a Pilot be able to fly other aircraft than his/her primary aircraft. USAVAF provides 4 different ratings,
Heavy-Jet | Heavy-Props | Fighter-jet | Rotary. To see the 4 different rating groups click here.

The Aircraft Rating process ( All rating study and tests will go through AETC Commander.):
1. Pilot send a request (via email) to his Commander in concern to improve his A/C rating.
2. Upon the Command Commanders  approval, the Command Commander will forward the Pilot’s rating request to the AETC Commander, including the pilots email address.
3. The AETC Commander will then communicate with the Pilot, provide the necessary material and online quizzes.
4. When and if the Pilot passes the online rating test. Ther AETC Commander will update the Pilots certificate/Class on respective profile, and notify the Pilots Commander (via email).
5. Pilot can only do one rating at the time and no more than one rating per month. A Pilot must complete the online rating test to retrieve his Aircraft Rating/Class Certificate.

Regulations for Pilots with Certificate other than Class E (Primary Aircraft)

1. It is recommended that the pilot get some familiarizing flights if the rating is in much difference from his Primary or earlier achieved rating.
2. Pilot may fly other aircraft in his rating, other than his primary aircraft in 2 cases.
a.)  Command Commander requested the Pilot to fly a rated aircraft.
b.) Pilot requested to fly a rated aircraft, and was granted request by his commander.
      Note: If a pilot requests to fly a free flight (daily) with an aircraft in his rating and denied, a good reason need to be stated in writing to the pilot. A denial should never be based on a pilots history of participating in Missions or other events.
3. Pilots that fly a rated aircraft while not filing a request first, will be not be able to have his pirep approved.
4.
Command Commanders will monitor the Pilot and make sure his rating is not utilized incorrectly, i.e he cannot fly from point A to B in a C-17 and then continue to point C in a Chopper and finally return to Point A in a F-16. The ratings must be monitored and used in a correct way.
5 It is the Command Commanders responsibility to make sure that the pilots take part of the regulations and read the terms of Aircraft Rating.

Any above regualtions are subject to be changed at any time, so keep checking back to stay up to date.

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